Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1

Writer: David Dastmalchian Artist: Lukas Ketner Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's been a hell of a week for Jerri Bartman. She lost her job, crashed her car, took the only gig available hosting the midnight monster show, and . . . oh yeah-dismembered a zombie. No big deal. Now, to protect the people she loves, she's going to have to take a crash course in monster hunting. And quickly-a vengeful vampire just booked a first-class flight into town.  

"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." -Newsarama

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 23, 2022

    Ketner delivers some beautiful imagery in this issue. The style is perfect for this story and the characters pop off the page. The action is visually thrilling throughout and there are some great moments to be found in the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Charlie Ridgely Mar 23, 2022

    What a delightful throwback to pulpy TV monsters. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Apr 24, 2022

    A triumphant return, Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter #1 is a sequel that gets right down to business with a fast-paced script and outstanding visuals. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Mar 23, 2022

    Perhaps the books greatest strength lies in its look and style, thanks in part to the outstanding art by Lukas Ketner. Taking place in the early '80s, the characters and locations look and feel genuine. The brilliantly-muted colors by Lauren Affe give the entire book a weathered, purely vintage aesthetic. Theres no ironic commentary or overly-saturated nostalgia here; it literally reads like the adaptation of a 1983 horror flick, only with much better writing. Equal parts Fright Night and Creepshow, Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter is an entertaining yarn thatboth respects and embraces the genre to which its paying homage. Read Full Review

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