Harrow County #1–Countless Haints
…an experience you will treasure as you open the pages.
Author: Cullen Bunn & Tyler Crook
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publishing Date: 15 Dec. 2015
Reviewer: ‘Yomi ‘Segun Stephen
Review Rating: 4 (Good)
When the people of Harrow County hanged and burnt Hester Beck for practicing witchcraft, they did not believe her warnings about her retribution. But as years roll by, they begin to take the warning seriously as some people begin to give birth to children with supernatural powers as well as an instinct to kill their parents as well as other members of the county.
The people of Harrow County decide to take swift action and put those kinds of children to death. But Emmy’s case proves to be different and difficult as she circumvent all what the villagers already know to survive and develop her superpowers. What lies ahead is unknown as two primal forces fights to thrive and survive in the strange community of Harrow County.
To be honest I have no idea why I chose Harrow County – Countless Haints for book review, but my instinct was that I haven’t read a decent graphic novel in a while and the cover looked interesting.
Reading Harrow County – Countless Haints , you get the feel of a matured story… not something typed-up in haste or written on a single weekend (the authors might prove me wrong, though). I get the feel of a story that had been simmering for a while and fleshed-out with no much hurry or speed. The story is well-rounded, charming and quite good. It is also simple and has depth with a couple of twists I was not expecting.
The art is both lovely and scary at the same time – it is unique in its own way – with a bit of an antique feel. The use of colour is mostly biased towards dark colours but that is no surprise considering the genre. Having said that, the artists made great use of shades – the blend between the dark places and bright spots is genius - just take a good look at the cover to see for yourself.
Harrow County – Countless Haints is an experience you will treasure as you open the pages. A pleasure to read, for sure.
Many thanks to Dark Horse Books for review copy.
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