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Harrow County Returns in Tales From Harrow County: Death’s Choir

The Eisner Nominated series is back in Tales from Harrow County: Death’s Choir. Return to the acclaimed horror series with this new story written by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook, and illustrated by series newcomer Naomi Franquiz!

Ten years have passed since Emmy exited Harrow County, leaving her close friend Bernice as steward of the supernatural home.

But World War II is in full swing, taking Harrow’s young men and leaving the community more vulnerable than ever—and when a ghostly choir heralds the resurrection of the dead, Bernice must find a solution before the town is overrun in Tales from Harrow County: Death’s Choir.

Tales from Harrow County: Death’s Choir #1 (of four) goes on sale December 18, 2019.

Tales from Harrow County: Death’s Choir

Harrow County Gets a Library Edition this Fall

The end of Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s gorgeous and ghastly horror epic Harrow County is imminent, but Dark Horse is ready to give the beloved series new life with a hardcover library edition!

Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures—and to the land itself—in a way she never imagined. Harrow County: Library Edition Volume 1 collects the first two volumes of Harrow County in a deluxe, hardcover, and oversized format with a new cover, sketchbook material, essays, “Tales from Harrow County” bonus stories by guest creators, and more!

Harrow County: Library Edition Volume 1 goes on sale October 24, 2018.

Limited Edition Harrow County Pins Out Now from Skelton Crew Studio

Skelton Crew Studio has revealed their Harrow County enamel pins which are now available for order.

There are five limited edition pins in all: Witchy Friends, Haint, Priscilla, Welcome to Harrow and the Tattered Skin.

Grab them solo or grab one of the 50 five-packs we’ve bundled together — you’ll save $10 AND it’s the only way, for now, to grab the Tattered Skin.

The pins are based on the comic series from Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook and published by Dark Horse.

The Conclusion to Cullen Bunn and Tyler Cook’s Harrow County Begins this Spring

In May 2015, readers from across the world accepted an invitation to visit a town called Harrow County. And despite countless haints, witches, monsters, and murderers, we hope you’ve had a pleasant stay.

The beloved horror fantasy penned by Cullen Bunn with devilishly delightful art by Tyler Crook has been a tentpole series at Dark Horse for the last two and a half years. The publisher has announced the final four-issue arc of Harrow County beginning in March 2018.

 

Harrow County #29 goes on sale March 21, 2018.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off and let us know! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – Injustice 2 Pro Proves The Game’s Lightly-Regarded Joker Actually Is A Threat – Who’s playing the game? Have you been enjoying it?

Korea Times – Comic books inform children and their parents about rare diseases – Graphic medicine is becoming a big thing!

CBR – Wonder Woman 2: Jenkins & Johns Already Writing Treatment – This isn’t surprising.

ICv2 – ‘Ghosts’ Wins McDuffie Award for Kids Comics – Congrats!

Publishers Weekly – Layoffs at Papercutz – Wishing the best for those impacted.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Crosswind #1

Comic Attack – Harrow County #24

Talking Comics – Jimmy’s Bastards #1

Mini Reviews: Harrow County, The Fix, Grass Kings, and More

Sometimes, the staff at Graphic Policy read more comics than we’re able to get reviewed. When that happens you’ll see a weekly feature compiling short reviews from the staff of the comics, or graphic novels, we just didn’t get a chance to write a full review for.

These are Graphic Policy’s Mini Reviews.


Ryan

Harrow County #23 (Dark Horse)* – Cullen Bunn’s storyline takes another interesting, if tentative, lurch forward here as tensions continue to mount between our protagonist and her one-time best friend, but is the real danger to both youg ladies yet to make itself fully known? Tyler Crook’s art remains, as ever, darkly lush and evocative. Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

Grass Kings #3 (BOOM! Studios)* – The least involving chapter to date in Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins’ still-young narrative is still a damn fine read and provides some explanation about who our “mystery guest” is while hinting at the trouble she’s about to bring down around the heads of everyoe in the so-called “Grass Kingdom.” The gorgeous watercolor art remains the star of the show here, but the whole story-and-art package is a wonderfully seamless affair. Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

The Fix #9 (Image Comics)* – I still laugh my ass off at every issue of Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber’s yarn about fuck-up crooked cops, but this chapter continues the trend of far less dense, more “decompressed” storytelling that’s taken hold in recent installments, and while admitting up-front that you’re openly swiping from “L.A. Confidential” is a clever enough way to address the elephant in the room, it doesn’t change the simple fact that derivative stuff is — well, derivative stuff. Lieber’s art is starting to look as rushed as the scripts, too. Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Read

Copperhead #13 (Image Comics)* – The intrigue surrounding the sheriff and her new boss/.former subordinate continues to deepen, as does the murder mystery surrounding the former mayor, but last issue’s cliffhanger is revealed to be a whole lot of nothing right off the bat, which feels like more than a bit of a cheat, so I’ve gotta kncok this down a notch for that. On the whole, though, Jay Faerber’s scripts continue to impress and Drew Moss is starting to grow on me (Get it? Moss? Grow? Okay, so it’s not really very funny) in his role as artist, but truth be told, I’ll always miss Scott Godlewski. Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

 

 

 

Elana

Bug: The Adventures of Forager #1 (DC Comics) Team Allred doing Jack Kirby’s Fourth World is a match made on New Genesis. They truly inhabit his dynamic visual style that is the most Comics of all. I am excited to see a story that is both written and drawn by this team.

The creative visual metaphors we get are clearly the product of visual storytellers. This story questions social control and the perhaps impossible dream of self determination and freedom. It is rich with references to the full Forth World canon but the visuals are stunning in their own right so newbies will love it. There is so much visual storytelling per page it demands re-reading. I love it. Overall 9.0 Recommendation: Buy it. Frame it.


Well, there you have it, folks. The reviews we didn’t quite get a chance to write. See you next week!

Please note that with some of the above comics, Graphic Policy was provided FREE copies for review. Where we purchased the comics, you’ll see an asterisk (*). If you don’t see that, you can infer the comic was a review copy. In cases where we were provided a review copy and we also purchased the comic you’ll see two asterisks (**).

Dark Horse “Number Ones” Anthology in March for $6

Trying to decide what to read next and not sure where to start? Dark Horse Comics has the perfect offering for your next binge read! Join their all-star roster of creators in the value-priced collection Dark Horse Number Ones, which contains full debut issues of eight different comics series for just six bucks and is slated for release on March 29, 2017.

Whether you’re looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, or action/adventure, this affordable collection includes an issue for everyone, including entire first issues from some of Dark Horse’s most notable creators:

  • Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy #1
  • Mike Mignola’s Hellboy in Hell #1
  • Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich’s Lady Killer #1
  •  Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer #1
  • Matt and Sharlene Kindt’s Dept. H #1
  • Brian Wood and Mack Chater’s Briggs Land #1
  • Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook’s Harrow County #1
  • Kurtis Wiebe and Mindy Lee’s Bounty #1

This full-color, 224-page trade paperback retails at just six dollars!  Find your new comics muse or hero in the Dark Horse Number Ones collection!

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A-Force #3 CoverIt’s a new week, and that means new comics, new news, and new interviews! While you await that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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ICv2 – Geek & Sundry Revamps Tabletop Day – So, selling less helps expand the market?

Comichron – Dark Knight III #3 tops comics market in another sluggish winter month – A good look at February’s sales numbers.

The Creators Project – A Graphic Novel Illustrates Cybersecurity, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Iran – Awesome to see comics like this.

Kotaku – ‘Trump Has Successfully Eliminated All Life On Earth’ – Ha!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – A-Force #3

Comic Attack – A-Force #3

Talking Comics – Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #1

Talking Comics – After the Gold Rush #1

ICv2 – Behind the Scenes Vol. 1

Talking Comics – Harrow County #10

The Beat – Shuji Sogabe & Atlus’s Persona 4: Vol. 1

Talking Comics – The Pitiful Human Lizard Vol. 1

Comic Attack – Predator: Life and Death #1

Review: Harrow County Vol. 1 Countless Haints

Harrow County #1 coverGrowing up watching movies as a teenager, some of the best that I remember were horror movies. These movies not only pushed the boundaries of imagination but sometimes were the stuff of nightmares. The ones that made your skin crawl and had you checking under your bed and all throughout your closet. As you get older, sometimes those same things don’t scare you as much, because you see them coming.

One of those movies that I remember, and actually makes my skin crawl up to today, as the situation, has some very realistic elements in it, is the movie, Strangeland. For those uninitiated, the movie, is about a former predator, who use to lure teenagers into painful traps, and eventually killing them. The movie follows that he gets caught by the police and then sent to a mental hospital to get reformed. Once released, the townspeople do not believe he is actually reformed, and torture him. This somehow triggers, that side was supposedly rehabilitated, back to crazy side, and he goes about terrorizing the townsfolk, one by one, especially those inflicted harm onto him.

This is exactly what Harrow County, reminded me of when I read the synopses and eventually, read the first issues that comprise the initial story arc, with one twist. In Harrow County, the townsfolk burn a witch, named Hester Beck, who proclaims that she will return , but in this story, she returns in the form of one of its own inhabitants. This is done through fiery images and strange occurrences, all devices of the genre, but done in a masterful way. By story’s end, it seems just like any horror movie, which is neither good or bad, but satisfactory, but I must say, the ending is one I did not expect.

Overall, a good story by one of the masters of the comics medium, even though I have seen him do better, and was hoping he would rise to new heights with this one. The story by Cullen Bunn, as compared to his other works, pedestrian, yet entertaining. The art by Tyler Crook is very much eerie and looks almost like illustrations forma Lovecraft novel. Altogether, an enjoyable ride, just one I wish had more twists and turns, than one hoped from the advertising.

Story: Cullen Bunn Artist: Tyler Crook
Story: 7 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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