Harrow County #5

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Tyler Crook Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
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8.2User Rating

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After uncovering Harrow County's twisted history and her own bizarre connection to the populace, Emmy forges a new and profound connection to the land and its creatures-but a familiar and sinister presence lurks just over the county lines . . .

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 13, 2015

    Chills and beauty that matches the best of Guillermo Del Toro. A wonderfully dark, magicalworld that makes one yearn for it, but leaves one wondering it they would survive the visit. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Sep 9, 2015

    Harrow County #5 is an excellent addition to this comic franchise. The creative team understands the type of material they're trying to sell and they're only getting better at it. So right now is the perfect time to add this book to your already full pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 11, 2015

    Overall, this is a solid issue. This series gets weirder and weirder every time I read new issues. It’s pretty tamed right now, so I’m hoping we get some action or something even stranger than we’ve seen thus far. We’ll just have to keep reading to see what happens to our protagonist next! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Sep 8, 2015

    We also get a proper answer to last month's head-scratcher of a cliffhanger, which promises to bring us right back into the evil, conflicted territory that made Harrow County such a fantastic series in the first place. This 'happy' interlude definitely wasn't my favorite issue, but Bunn and Crook do a great job making it just as effective as the scary ones while tying the positive vibes to plenty of potential unrest. And now that you-know-who has arrived in town, things are probably about to get even darker than they were before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Sep 15, 2015

    Harrow Country #5 is another strong chapter in an impressive new horror saga, one that knows how to both horrify and terrify in a proper balance. Seasoned artist Tyler Crook helps manage this balance by positioning imagery such as the talking, disembodied skin of a dead boy alongside the more subtle, hidden feelings of a wary human face. With an understanding of what makes people haunting to one another, Harrow County explores the terrors of the unknown in both the natural and supernatural alike. Ultimately, they're not so different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Sep 13, 2015

    Kicking off the second arc with a jarringly different tone from the attempts to murder a child that the first arc followed is genius in the way it feels very much like the calm before the storm. Even Emmy herself is not on solid ground as she tries to befriend the beast that Hester left alone, with murky results. As a literal storm rolls over the plains, readers get the answer to the cliffhanger from issue #4 in the form of a sister for Emmy. Different from what we have come to expect from Harrow County to date, this issue served as a necessary and exciting bridging issue " still uncomfortable, but difficult to pinpoint how or why " into the second arc and the mystery of how a reincarnated witch could have an unknown sister and what this means for Emmy as she begins to settle into her new circumstances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Sep 24, 2015

    “Tales of Harrow County: The Bat House” One creepy looking house greets the reader here. This is only a one page story which does get right to the point, bats can be dangerous creatures. So stay away from them. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Nov 3, 2015

    What drives me to read this series is the hope that it will return to the power inherent in the first few issues. It started out so strong and I hope the team will return to that strength. This wasn't a bad issue, but it wasn't as good as previous chapters. Read Full Review

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