While Bernice has her hands full with this new menace, religion has also reared its ugly head in the world of Harrow County which puts Bernice in a greater pickle. You see, Bernice is black, and it’s World War II. Historically, it’s not the easiest time for her, especially in the south. Also, she’s a lesbian and in a secret relationship with a white woman - a nurse named Georgia. That’s a lot! Cullen Bunn is handling his characters, as he does in everything he writes, with empathy and intelligence. Bernice and Georgia aren’t just props; in each and every panel, they are handled deftly, and artist Naomi Franquiz brings their love for each other to life through their expressions and body language. It’s a healthy relationship in an unhealthy time.
Unlike the original Harrow County, Tales from Harrow County doesn’t have as specific a center piece as they did with Emmy. It’s neither better or worse for it, but brings to the world a slightly different texture to build on and grow with, and I love that. It keeps me guess, it keeps me curious, and it keeps me coming back to read more!
Creative Team: Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook (creators), Cullen Bunn (script), Naomi Franquiz (art), Tyler Crook (letters), Daniel Chabon (editor) Chuck Howitt (assistant editor)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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