Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Writer: David Dastmalchian Artist: Lukas Ketner Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 23, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Aspiring reporter Jerri Bartman is furious when she's demoted to hosting the nightly Creature Feature at her small-town TV station. But Jerri quickly learns that there is more to horror hosting than just introducing bad B-movies. Her first night in the costume of her missing predecessor, Count Crowley, finds her face to face with a living, breathing . . . werewolf. Or was she just that drunk?
* Featuring the dynamic creative team of David Dastmalchian and Lukas Ketner!
* The perfect comic for the Halloween season!

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 23, 2019

    Lukas Ketner offers some great visuals throughout the issue and the character designs are full of expression. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Oct 21, 2019

    Count Crowley Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1 is a book I strongly recommend you pick up and bury yourself in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Mike Eakins Oct 6, 2019

    Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter #1 does a brilliant job of telling a great story that embraces its time period and leaves the reader wanting more of this Dark Horse gem. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff Oct 23, 2019

    I was thrilled to see a classic style horror comic in the era of blood, gore, and just in-your-face slasher horror. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series" especially with Friar Fear (I hope this is an ongoing series with this guy; let's bring back creepy horror comic hosts!!). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Sep 11, 2019

    All of that said, Count Crowley still remains a mystery. What happened to the original Count Crowley? Why is the host of a TV show about whack horror movies doubling as a monster hunter? What happened to Jerri and her brother in Cleveland? These questions and many more will be answered in the months to come in Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter. 4.5/5! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Oct 23, 2019

    David Dastmalchian's Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter may be a much more meta, much less fantastical approach to the wild horror concepts that Dark Horse has been known for over the years, but it's still a very enjoyable introduction to what could be the publisher's next great, twisted hit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Mike Nickells Oct 22, 2019

    Count Crowleys creative team makes the reader feel like a kid watching a bad horror theater program of the eighties with hosts such as Svengoolie or Elvira, Mistress of the Night. The host cutting in on the movie to crack bad jokes and doing little skits. The worse the movie was the more fun the show. This first book is an enjoyably chilling intro to this fun campy romp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 24, 2019

    A love letter to 1980s horror kitsch, Count Crowley: Reluctant Monster Hunter #1 is the Lois Lane/Jessica Jones mashup that you didn't know you needed. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Oct 23, 2019

    Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter might have a few bumps along the way, but the retro monster tale straight out of your VCR is a fantastic and original love-letter to classic horror that freaks and ghouls alike will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Oct 24, 2019

    "Count Crowley" is equal parts homage, heart, sadness, and scares. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Oct 23, 2019

    Despite some messy opening pages, "Count Crowley" #1 is a fun and pulpy start to what's a love letter to classic creature horror, and a promising debut from a first-time comic writer. Read Full Review

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