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The Crow: Hark the Herald #1

Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Meredith Laxton Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Every year, a group of six people gather for Christmas in a cabin in the far North Woods of Wisconsin. But this isn't your average bickering nuclear family-these are six of the most prolific killers in North America.

Now, last year's sins have risen from the grave, ready to deliver the gift of revenge. Guided by the Crow, Cecilia Rite will give six psychos a holiday hammer party.

  • 10 - Patrick Cavanaugh Nov 27, 2019

    While The Crow is often associated with dark and gritty settings, placing the character in a winter wonderland makes each panel all the more engaging, resulting in a must-read one-shot that helps you get into the spirit of the season in an entirely unexpected way. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 27, 2019

    Meredith Laxton offers some beautifully detailed and moving art in this issue. The scenes are full of atmosphere and you can feel the tension in the panels. I love the visual style of this issue and the way Laxton lays out the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Nov 26, 2019

    This one-shot shows us a new take on the 'The Crow' that wonderfully blends the brutality and the sentimentality of the character in a way that suits the time of year. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 2, 2019

    Cecilia's return from the dead isn't what the original comic Crow's was, but it's still an entertaining comic with 'Tales From The Crypt' overtones and strong art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 26, 2019

    I was really hoping for something fun and interesting with a The Crow Christmas tale. While The Crow: Hark the Herald has a fun concept, it just feels a little too bland story- and art-wise. It is not bad, and if you like The Crow stories then you will probably like this, but also nothing about it really stands out about it, either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Dec 1, 2019

    Theres a danger that Ive expected or looking for more than was intended here. Rather than a dark Christmas twist, if you want a light – as odd as that sounds given the murder one-shot festive romp then this could be for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Dec 4, 2019

    This book isn't great. The artwork does its job but isn't really that remarkable outside of the lead character's design. The story is a basic revenge plot and the characters don't really have any depth to them. I'd recommend giving this one a miss unless you're a hardcore fan. Read Full Review

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