I don’t even know where to begin to give you a synopsis of this issue’s story without ruining the joy of reading it. This issue is all nuance, every page reveals a new detail while keeping the mystery under wraps. What exactly is going on and who is this new group of people who claim to be Emmy’s family? Oops! I gave a little bit away, but that seems to be the continuing theme of this story: family. Who is family, what does family mean in a world like this, and just how dangerous can family get when push comes to shove? All of it, every time, comes back to family for Emmy, the witch and controller of haints.
Curiosity pushes her forward to find out more about herself, but Bunn lets us in on some terrible information she doesn’t know about that . . . seriously, I can’t wait for next month’s issue. It’s going to drive me out of my mind.
Tyler Crook's artwork is unimaginably haunting with its childlike, watercolor-styled template. It’s almost like Crook and Bunn sat down and decided that every image should be as hunting and unnerving as Edvard Munch’s The Scream. True, he didn’t use a watercolor-styled approach, but that same childlike, nightmarish quality hovers and circles the world of Harrow County.
Read this book… find the graphic novels and let this world envelop you. It’s well worth it.