Harrow County # 4 Review 

9 Overall Score
Story: 8/10
Writing: 9/10
Style: 10/10

Character development | Story progression

harrowc4p1Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Tyler Crook
publisher: Dark Horse Comics
price: $3.99
Release date: August 12, 2015

Issue 3 of Harrow County left off with Emmy who was now all alone in the dark, haint infested woods as she searched for safety. Little did she know that the towns folk were not the only thing hunting her down. As the fourth issue picks up, Emmy comes face to face with a beastly haint who we met in the first issue of the comic. This haint has a serious grudge against her and is ready to strike her down. As Emmy once again runs for her life, she finally breaks free from the woods and comes face to face with someone who could either be a friend or foe.

It’s taken Harrow County some time to move forward in the story, so it was a nice welcome to see Emmy finally escaping those woods. She also gets a good dose of character building, as does Hester Beck who has remained somewhat mysterious since the beginning of the tale.

As the story unravels, we discover just what Hester did and how she wormed her way into the small town, trying to gain acceptance through manipulation. While we do learn more about Hester, this issue is all about Emmy’s own progression. So far we have seen Emmy grow from a small town country girl into someone who’s not going to run and fear the unknown or the inhabitants of her town.

This issue is the best one yet since we are finally getting some sort of backstory into the goings on of the towns past and it’s characters, all of which were very interesting and had a nice creep factor added to it that pulls you in. It gives you a “I need to know more” feeling as you flip through the pages.

As Harrow County nears the end, it settles on a painfully good cliffhanger that leaves you confused and most certainly wanting to know more. Who is this girl we meet at the end? Does Emmy have a new enemy besides the haints and Hester Beck’s past to worry about? It sure does seem that way. Issue 4 of Harrow County is once again wonderfully written, maybe even better than before with the art bringing the words and world to life once again.

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Alice is the owner and co-founder of Virtual Crunch. She's a long time gamer who started out on a mini Donkey kong arcade at three. She is also a horror movie aficionado. Have any questions? Contact her at AliceLee@virtualcrunch.com