Courtney Crumrin #5

Writer: Ted Naifeh Artist: Ted Naifeh Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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A death in the neighborhood leaves both Courtney and Uncle Aloysius to reflect on the nature of love and betrayal. Take a peek into the history of the Crumrin family's secret duty and decide for yourself: Does magic doom a witch or a warlock to a life of isolation and loneliness?

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    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 23, 2012

    The story itself is low-key and quiet, and it's easy to see why it was bumped from the first issue location. It's a story that doesn't focus on Courtney at all, instead giving us a flashback to when Aloysius Crumrin was a young man. Aloysius isn't a bad character, but this story just wasn't that interesting; it felt a little too predictable and easy. The bite that I've come to expect from "Courtney Crumrin" just wasn't present. The art at least looks good as always. I love Naifeh's art with its sharp features, and Warren Wucinich's colors continue to look great as well. This is ultimately an issue where you can drink in the great period clothing used in the flashbacks, and enjoy the smaller details. Maybe down the line we'll feel like this issue works better as part of the greater whole. But right now, both in terms of issue content as well as the placement within the ongoing series itself, it just doesn't work as well as it should. Read Full Review

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