Comic Review: The Lonesome Hunter #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

The Lonesome Hunters, new from Dark Horse, starts off with a powerful cover: an old man wearing a hat is wielding what looks like a magic cricket bat as a […]

The Lonesome Hunters, new from Dark Horse, starts off with a powerful cover: an old man wearing a hat is wielding what looks like a magic cricket bat as a murder of crows circle overhead.

Issue 1 of this new title is written, illustrated, coloured, and lettered by Tyler Crook. Crook brings us an immortal monster hunter, reintroduced to the hunt by a young girl in trouble. It’s ‘do-or-die’ for the duo!

A five-page prologue sets the scene for this dimly lit, shady story. The smudgy art is just right, though, as it conjures up dark magic in the reader, keeps the spooky thoughts whispering alongside us. The primary and secondary characters are well defined too. We know who they are, and why they do what they do!

Tyler Crook’s art is strong, the story involving, and the dialogue well crafted. While I feel that the first issue takes too long in getting to the ‘main thing’, I think the potential is here for a really enjoyable saga. It’s the magic old man who won’t die, protecting the girl who needs saving!

Dark Horse, The Lonesome Hunters #1, $3.99 for 30 pages of story.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!