COMIC TITLE: The Crow: Hark The Herald (2019)
Meredith Laxton– Artist
Tim Seeley–Writer
November 27, 2019
IDW Publishing 

The-Crow-Hark-The-HeraldYou will soon begin to find out when you see my choices for Comic Book Of The Week what exactly I am a fan of. Back in the early to mid 90’s when comic book movies were still not cool, one studio took a chance on a James Barr comic called The Crow and turned it into one of the most iconic films of the 90’s that starred the late Brandon Lee. Since then, there have been many incarnations and new stories involving The Crow for almost 30 plus years and I have enjoyed many of them. Well for this week’s new comic book day, IDW Publishing put out a new title called The Crow: Hark The Herald which was written by Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash) and illustrated by Meredith Laxton in her comic book debut. The story follows Cecilia Rite, a young girl with a promising future and one heck of a hunter who along with her father one Christmas run into a group of killers who go to a cabin during Christmas to feel normal. After a misunderstanding that turns deadly, their lives are taken away from them, but Cecilia returns one year later to make the wrong things right. For more information on the comic book, you can click here to go to IDW Publishing’s website.

Crow_Hark_the_Herald_oneshot-pr-4-600x923I really enjoyed this comic book and I am kind of crestfallen that it’s only a one shot because it’s a solid story and different than what we have had before. The comic gets to the point because it’s a one shot so you didn’t have to worry about being left with any cliffhangers, but their were a couple of things that I wished they had covered. They don’t really explain what kind of killers this group is and I suppose it doesn’t matter, but are they thugs like the original story? Are they all contract killers? They must be the latter considering that they don’t kill each other every Christmas that they get together. The other thing they don’t get into is why one of the characters went nuts, but they only had one issue to do it where as in more issues they could have explored it more. Other than that it was a great story and I really enjoyed the moments with Cecilia especially as she is describing her arrow and her kills of course are pretty good too. Meredith does an amazing job with the artwork and I loved some of the detail that she put into the comic especially with some of the kill scenes. If you liked reading The Crow and you like Tim Seeley and the work he has done then definitely give this one a shot. Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

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