Harrower #1

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Brahm Revel Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

There's nothing to fear in the quaint town of Harrow, New York-except, that is, for the Harrower.

The children wish this boogeyman was just an urban legend, but this purveyor of puritanical vengeance against the unrighteous is very real, and there's no escape, because the Harrower seems unkillable, and spans generations, always returning...

What secrets will Alice Young, a teenage girl obsessed with the Harrower, uncover, and will she be able to escape the pull of her morbid fixation?

This deconstruction of the slasher genre is the fresh and terrifyingly grounded take is perfect for fans of Bone Orchard and The Clos more

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Feb 8, 2023

    A fantastic new horror series that may well become one of my favourites of this year, a read that will have you glued to the pages with chilling expectation, I am hooked on this series and can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Sean Winningham Feb 8, 2023

    Whether or not you're a fan of horror, there's no denying that you'll get hooked on the story and it won't let you go. This is a prime example of how the perfect mix of writing, art, and lettering can be done well to give you a fantastic story that is quite unmatched by anyone else. The artistic team has done a phenomenal job here, and Boom! Studios would be crazy not to continue this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Feb 8, 2023

    Quickly hearkening to the likes of Halloween and Friday the 13th, Revel's artwork not only doesn't shy away from the gruesome nature of such killer-fueled excursions, but most importantly captures the look of the town and place where these things happen. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Oct 18, 2023

    We love this series and would love to see it adapted into a film in the future. It has all the hallmarks of being a great horror movie and would make the perfect addition to the slasher genre. It has something for both horror fans and non-horror fans alike. It's not a cookie-cutter story with a predictable ending, but a unique and refreshing take on the genre that really keeps the reader hooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 7, 2023

    There are elements here that feel reminiscent of Scream,and I Know What you Did Last Summer, but a story is the sum of its parts, and there is a lot to take in and enjoy. Harrower has all the trappings of your next favorite slasher, complete with mystery, horny teens, and plenty of delicious violence. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 8, 2023

    Revel delivers some great art in the issue. The visuals do a fantastic job of ramping up and elevating the tension of the story Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Feb 13, 2023

    A wonderful ode to classic slasher flicks mixed in with the gruesome and blood of the modern day. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 8, 2023

    Even with all of that, Harrower #1 delivers a killer ending that'll leave fans of the genre, and readers as a whole, wanting to read the next issue immediately. It's a fantastic wtf moment that opens so much as to where the series will go and what scares and kills are coming. The makings of a bloody good story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    GWW - B Ferg Feb 8, 2023

    Harrower #1 features the type of town that won't allow temptation to take the apple from the tree. For the settlers and curreent elders of Barlowe , NY something like the Harrower is more pleasant, and necessary for their prosperty, than being unpure. In order to make a hedge grow, you need to prune it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 8, 2023

    Horror isn't normally my kind of thing, and the influences on show are rather obvious at this early stage. Still, there is enough going on to intrigue enough to see what happens next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - Joel Harley Feb 15, 2023

    Harrower #1 emerges out of the gate strong, making a quick impact. Strong writing and illustration should keep readers coming back for more... and that's well before the gory action and startling cliffhanger all but ensures as much. Read Full Review

  • 10
    MoonKnight313 Jun 9, 2023

    It’s more like an 8.5 but that 4 is fuckan bonkers.

    It’s a nice start to a slasher comic. A couple cool kills. The art is pretty good and the writing is real good.

  • 7.0
    DDJamesB Feb 12, 2023

    Well this was interesting. It's an ok read with a good enough premise. The hook at the end is bringing me back even if it was a little slow getting there. It's also a shame that the villain looks just like Kindred from Amazing Spider-Man.

  • 7.0
    fzanca Feb 12, 2023

    I wasn't a fan of the art style or the androgynous pink-hair (male?) character with the glasses, but I do enjoy horror stories with good villains. I wish the art style was a little darker and more contrasty. I also didn't buy the twist at the end, since non would have predicted that they would get a flat tire at that exact moment, and then just the two of them start walking in that direction. So, the story is a series conveniences. Let's hope it gets better as it continues.

  • 4.0
    utbies Feb 20, 2023

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