Harrow County #5 Review 

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

Consistency in quality storytelling | Artwork


Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Tyler Crook
publisher: Dark Horse Comics
price: $3.99
Release date: September 9, 2015

Emmy’s life is starting to settle down into a strange normalcy in this months issue of Harrow County. As the town folk come around to the idea that Emmy is her own person and not Hester Beck, we see her struggling with trying to feel like she used to. We see Emmy long for those days of being a normal country girl, but those days are long gone. As we see Emmy try to understand the Haints that live in the woods and around town, she notices that not all of them are bad. In fact, some are just misunderstood creatures that Emmy would like to help.

This issue really draws you into it’s story more so than the others since we have some good established material to read through while taking in the beautiful artwork. We have now gotten to know Emmy and the strange happenings of Harrow County enough to make the story flow, giving you a nice slice of reading material, which pushes the story along and doesn’t feel like it’s dragging too much – unlike issues one through three.

There are some nice little incidences in this months issue that leave you questioning what is to come and leaves you wanting to come back to the story. Will one of the towns folk give Emmy some trouble, since she refused his request to harm someone? And will this new girl we are introduced to once again cause trouble for Emmy? From what little we are given, she does seem oddly suspicious, which leaves you wanting to know more about her and how she came to be.

While we have more answers to the backstory of Hester Beck and Emmy’s “birth” from the previous issue, it seems like a lot more mystery is headed it’s way.


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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