Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Tyler Crook
publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release date: October 14, 2015
Just when Emmy’s life is starting to settle down into normalcy, she comes face to face with her twin sister Kammi, who’s name has been a mystery up until now. When we first met the mysterious lookalike in the past two issues, it was apparent from the start that she was the complete opposite of Emmy, not just with her personality but with how she was raised as well. Kammi is a city girl, while Emmy has lived her whole life out in the country and has a naivety and innocence about her, which seems to be the opposite of Kammi since she has no second thoughts about doing bad deeds in this issue.
Kammi poses a threat, and leaves you wondering what influences she will have on Emmy and the towns folk of Harrow County. Will she manipulate others into thinking that she herself is Emmy? It’s these questions that really keep the story going and almost makes it go too quickly. Before you know it, you’re closing the page on issue 6 and left to your own thoughts of the potential outcome of this new meeting between the twins. This is what makes Harrow County enjoyable, at least one part of it. The narrative draws you in and leaves you thinking about the story and what awaits in the next issue.
There is a good consistent quality each month from Bunn and Crook’s work that doesn’t leave one feeling disappointed. In fact, it’s Crooks artwork that really brings the pages to life as they get more vibrant and detailed with each issue. It’s enjoyable seeing the differences when it comes to the way Emmy and Kammi are styled, making them seem different while still looking alike, which does leave you wondering how the towns people could ever mistake the two, but apparently they do without much question.
The comic leaves you with a good feeling of anticipation and is a perfect read for the October season since it’s that perfect mix of writing, horror and art that leaves it feeling like a classic tale to read to put one in the mood for Halloween.