Harrow County #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Tyler Crook Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 13, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 12
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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Emmy always knew that the deep, dark woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts, goblins, and zombies. 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.

Don’t miss the first issue of this southern gothic fairy tale from the creator of smash hit The Sixth Gun, beautifully and hauntingly realized by B.P.R.D.’s Tyler Crook!

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson May 19, 2015

    Harrow County is friggin' scary.  It's a story that seeps into your very being, bringing the type of fear and tension that movies need jump scares and pumping soundtracks to come close to pulling off.  Here's the kicker though: It's only the first issue.  Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook are just getting started and they've already made one of the best horror comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Forrest Hollingsworth May 13, 2015

    Welcome to Harrow County, you’ll love your stay even if the characters don't and, that's the whole point. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 16, 2015

    Like Hester Beck, this is a slow burnthat will have youafire for more once you begin. Oh, and stay away from the trees. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 19, 2015

    Harrow County by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook is available May 13th 2015 and is available for pre-order. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I May 14, 2015

    While we are in the thick of events at the big publishers, this horror tale is a very fun departure from that. If you love horror, GET IT; if you love comics, GET IT. Really, just go BUY THIS. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Feb 23, 2015

    Harrow County is that landscape painting that hangs above your country kitchen table brought to life and infused with palpable evil by way of the devil himself. Bunn and Crook are co-conspirators in a genuinely frightening conspiracy of lies and nightmares that belies the inviting, alluvial visuals immediately apparent. Its a rare feat to be able to convey real dread and yes, horror in this medium, but Harrow Country absolutely relishes in causing you crypticunease as you find yourself unable to look away. Without a doubt, pick this up and prepare yourself to listen to the silence give way to the flutter of crows wings give way to the crackle of dried leaves underfoot give way to the unending whispers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 16, 2015

    "Harrow County" is a masterful creation that lingers in the small moments of terror in our daily lives. It builds this tension by adding a supernatural layer, and hits you over the head with a petrifying climax. It's attractive and scary. You'll be scared to turn the page, but dying to see what beautiful darkness comes next. This is a whole new level southern gothic that cannot be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 13, 2015

    Harrow County #1 is one of the most haunting comics to come out in a while, and horror fans should not miss it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale May 13, 2015

    In case I haven't impressed it upon you yet, I loved the hell out of this book. Under normal circumstances I'd probably be lamenting Tyler Crook being too busy to do further “Witchfinder” stories, but having him on “Harrow County” is even better. Together, Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook are unmissable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 21, 2015

    Both Crook and Bunn are two very talented people, and have come together to create a creepy, cute, mysterious, weird, and just plain awesome story. If I were you, I’d drop everything and go get a copy. In fact, that’s probably what I’m going to do when I get to go home today. I’ll see you at the comic shop! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas May 16, 2015

    Over the course of the issue we see the connection between Emmy and what's come before and although it seems predictable, that never took away from my overall enjoyment. Emmy is a character that seems to have a journey ahead of her that will change not only her world, but the town of Harrow County once again. Bunn and Crook are giving us horror that feels real because of the writing and art together. There's a few panels and pages that will stay with me until my next visit to Harrow County, and although there's horrors ahead, I can't wait to return! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Apr 20, 2015

    Harrow County #1 ends with an interesting one-page story about a baptism gone wrong and I can't help but wonder if this is going to be a standard feature of the comic or if it is only going to be an occasional thing. This little short is drawn by Owen Gieni but the art is so close to Crook's that it seamlessly blends into the rest of the issue and doesn't feel distracting. The short focuses on a completely different set of characters but seems to imply that the horrors of Harrow County aren't confined to Emmy. It's an interesting idea that has a lot of potential and the story presented in this one page was great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Aaron Sullivan Apr 16, 2015

    All in all, I have nothing bad that I can think of to say about this first issue. I am greatly looking forward to what comes next, and there's no chance that I'll pass up an opportunity to recommend it to anyone who likes comics, horror, or breathing. It is a unique read, and a no-brainer purchase for anyone who likes their stories more unsettling than “scary.” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 18, 2015

    Bunn's ability to turn the horror volume up at precisely the right moments helps this book obtain the desired result of something special that firmly belongs in the must read category. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall May 15, 2015

    Thats what horror is all about, taking our imaginations places weve never even conceived of. Itll be something else again to keep up with Harrow County. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler May 11, 2015

    All-in-all, this is another solid horror series from Cullen and his partnership with Tyler Crook seems to really have enhanced the possibilities for scary storytelling.I think horror fans will be pleased with the results of their collaboration and while it's a bit early on I have a feeling manymore evil omens are about to be revealed. Dark Horse is the go-to publisher for scary stories and this is no exception. Grab this issue and imagine yourself around the campfire with Cullen telling you a story that will linger on after in your thoughts. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Rob Severns Apr 22, 2015

    With its roots set deeply in Southern mysticisms, Harrow County looks to deliver chills by the boatload. With the first issue off to a great start, I eagerly await the darkness to follow, and look forward to what Bunn and Crook will bring to the table. Prepare from some Southern-fried horror in Harrow County. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo May 11, 2015

    I read this book at 10 o'clock in the morning, with all the lights on, and it still gave me the creeps. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Apr 17, 2015

    With a strong setup it was quite easy for Bunn and Crook to guarantee that I'll be snagging at least the first few issues of ‘Harrow County.' While not a perfect issue art wise, when it came to some of the more casual scenes it really fit the tone and mood for where the action and suspense were found. A mystery spread over time that sounds like it will have some terrifying consequences for a past sin really sets well with me and I can't wait to see how this plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills May 19, 2015

    The heavy exposition of the first issue, and the gorgeous artwork to help the story along, promise a layered mystery that we're excited to delve into as the story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 14, 2015

    Harrow County #1 is an interesting set up. It seems fairly obvious where the story is going, but then things that seem obvious rarely turn out that way in good comics. Also with this first issue Bunn and Crook show yet again that they work quite well together with how in tune the writing and art is and as most comic readers know, that makes for a great reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard May 18, 2015

    The narrative leads to Emmy crawling further and further into a woodland labyrinth of brambles and ends with some seriously nightmare-inducing panels. Bunn and Crook are preparing us for what will certainly be a heavy and lengthy affair, balanced between the concretely real and the absolutely unreal. Harrow County's potential for terrors to come is great, but it leaves behind enormous room to grow. As the sins-of-our-fathers story continues to unfold, and we're shown deeper exhibitions of the debts that must be paid, I expect I'll be compelled to look inside myself for the duration. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 16, 2015

    Cook captures the unsettling vibe of it all. It helped keep me on edge and added to the ambiance of the story. Cook also knows how to do disturbing without crossing the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Apr 16, 2015

    Part coming-of-agedrama and part backwoods horror story, Harrow County is a series thatcrawls under your skin and stays there, painting a vividly unnerving picture of a deeply troubled town. Beautifully paced in this opening chapter, Bunn and Crook are playing their cards close to their chest for the time being, only offering mere glimpses at the true horror to come, and if the final pages are anything to go by horror may be a major understatement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 14, 2015

    These detractions are hardly enough to ruin Harrow County#1. It is a very promising introduction, and something that reads differently from all of Dark Horse's other excellent horror offerings. Crook and Bunn are sowing seeds for a very dark tale, one that will easily be enjoyed on a cold October night after it's completed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Apr 21, 2015

    All that being said, the excellent character work and superb art still makes this a solid opening chapter. It's also helped by a really cool one page epilogue written by Crook and drawn by Own Gieni. Combined with the compelling main story, and a fantastic opening, Harrow County definitely worth a return visit next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye May 14, 2015

    Highly recommended for people who like their horror more cerebral and creepy. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Downes May 20, 2015

    Harrow County is written by Cullen Bunn. The artist is Tyler Crook. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fangoria - Svetlana Fedotov May 8, 2015

    Though HARROW COUNTY#1 is still in its infancy, it has plenty of time to come in to its own. Until then, take comfort knowing that there is at least still a place where old magic can scare up new monsters, and that place is on the comic shelf. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Apr 20, 2015

    The pacing is a little uneven, but the art is far more consistent, making "Harrow County" #1 an enticing enough start that blends a couple of diverse genres with a distinct setting that helps overcome its weak points. Read Full Review

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