Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Tyler Crook
publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release date: December 9, 2015
In the last issue of Harrow County, Kammi was taking full advantage of the haints in the woods of Harrow as she rallied them together to hunt her sister down. While the last issue dragged on and could have gotten to the main point much quicker than it did, Issue 8 certainly remedies all of that. As Emmy finds herself once again running for her life in the woods near her family farm, much like in the earlier issues – the threat of what’s chasing her this time around is much more dangerous than the towns folk. It’s all about Emmy Vs. Kammi and who will be the final victor. Issue 8 had a good flow to it from beginning to end, adding that touch of suspense that left you wondering what would happen in the end. While some of it might be predictable, the outcome is anything but. It also leaves you wanting more and wondering what exactly will happen. After all, we have now learned that nothing remains peaceful for Emmy or Harrow County.
As the action in this issue picks up, it’s a visual feast for the eyes as the watercolor world comes to life and gives the reader a strangely beautiful dose of detail that leaves your eyes lingering on the page long after you’ve read through the narrative and dialog. Even though most of the comic is filled with grays, browns and other swampy colors, it still pops out at you which makes reading Harrow County so enjoyable along with the story itself.
While the next issue of Harrow County won’t be out until February, the story that unfolded this issue did a good job at wrapping up the story between Kammi and Emmy without it dragging on any further and leaves you with that brief satisfaction of a conclusion, even though you’re left wondering what could possibly come next?