Harrow County, Vol. 8
This final arc of the hit supernatural fantasy series pits two powerful witches against each other in an all out magic war!An old enemy of Harrow County has returned with more power than ever and intent on consuming Emmy and her powers in this terrifying final chapter!Collects issues #29-#32 from Eisner-nominated series! Recently optioned for TV by SyFy Channel.

Harrow County, Vol. 8 Details

TitleHarrow County, Vol. 8
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ReleaseOct 16th, 2018
PublisherDark Horse Books
ISBN-139781506706634
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Horror, Graphic Novels, Paranormal, Witches, Comic Book

Harrow County, Vol. 8 Review

  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Harrow County has always been this solid and reliable series in every way — it was always on schedule, the writing and artwork have been consistent (with the exception of a couple of fill-in issues), not too many ups or downs, and I always had a good time reading it. I don’t know how Cullen Bunn did it, considering he has literally more than a dozen other comics (I counted) coming out every month, and yet Harrow County has always been the one worth reading. So I will really miss it, and I’m a bi Harrow County has always been this solid and reliable series in every way — it was always on schedule, the writing and artwork have been consistent (with the exception of a couple of fill-in issues), not too many ups or downs, and I always had a good time reading it. I don’t know how Cullen Bunn did it, considering he has literally more than a dozen other comics (I counted) coming out every month, and yet Harrow County has always been the one worth reading. So I will really miss it, and I’m a bit sad to see it end. Luckily, it was a good finale, very fitting for the series as a whole. It hit all the right notes, didn’t go too sentimental or too dark, though it also felt a bit muted and maybe not grandiose enough, considering this is the last time we’re visiting these characters and their strange, moody town. I can’t complain too much though, because I still liked it a lot. Farewell, Harrow County! And many thanks to Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook for their hard work on this series. I hope to see another solid series like this from Bunn in the future, and I will for sure follow Tyler Crook wherever he goes to next, the man is an exceptionally talented artist. Unless it’s a Mark Millar book, lord have mercy...
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    I feel like it was more exposition heavy than the previous volumes and repeated a lot of info but that afterword made me cry cuz I’m weak.
  • Imogene
    January 1, 1970
    Harrow County has probably been one of my favourite Cullen Bunn title. There is genuine creeping fear in the pages.Much of the mythology remains a mystery. I would have enjoyed seeing more of the history of Malachi and his children.I liked how in the end it came down to desicions about power, and about sacrifice and choice.You know, if they had ever got to finish Carnivale, I think this is how I would have wanted it to go.
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  • Joe Jones
    January 1, 1970
    I have been a fan of this comic series right from issue number 1 and am sad to see it end with this volume. Definitely a must read for horror comic fans! Now I need to find a new horror comic to read...p.s. I did read this in individual issues.
  • Michael
    January 1, 1970
    A fitting, final story to one of the best horror comics I’ve ever read. I’m going to miss traveling to Harrow County every month.
  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't want this to end :( you will not find a more gorgeously illustrated graphic novel series.
  • Lindsay
    January 1, 1970
    A satisfying conclusion with some of the series' most beautiful panels.
  • Scott
    January 1, 1970
    And extremely satisfying ending to one of the greatest comic series I've ever read. I picked up the first four volumes of this series on a whim at my local comic shop and I was hooked. Despite the second collected volume hitting a bit of a stumbling block when it changed artists, the thrill came back and subsequent volumes and a wonderfully dark and sweet story arc culminates in this final volume.
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  • Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    Bunn and Crook have done an excellent job building up the world of Harrow County, so I went into its conclusion with some trepidation. Unfortunately, that proved to be accurate, as this collection was more disappointing than anything else. It ends sufficiently, and brings the series to a poignant close, but the events leading up to that conclusion felt repetitive and drawn out. It felt like the authors were trying to tease out the "Who will die?" tension, but it didn't feel convincing enough to Bunn and Crook have done an excellent job building up the world of Harrow County, so I went into its conclusion with some trepidation. Unfortunately, that proved to be accurate, as this collection was more disappointing than anything else. It ends sufficiently, and brings the series to a poignant close, but the events leading up to that conclusion felt repetitive and drawn out. It felt like the authors were trying to tease out the "Who will die?" tension, but it didn't feel convincing enough to actually concern me.That being said, though, this is still a better conclusion than the one for Fables.
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  • Myk Pilgrim
    January 1, 1970
    Heartbroken that it's all over. Thanks Cullen & Tyler for a truly stellar series.
  • J
    January 1, 1970
    What a grand finale that was. Very lovely. Bunn's best work and art that is gorgeous, moody, filled with details where you want them and shadows and fog where you only need allusion. A final summation that in the climax finally draws the story to exactly the right conclusion.
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  • The Lost Dreamer
    January 1, 1970
    It is an ending. You cannot say that Bunn doesn't tie all his stories in a coherent way. There are lots of emotions running around, violent witch battles and loses that should be painful but, to me, didn't feel so important. In the end it feels like this story would have been more thrilling if it had been closed in a half of the issues that were used to tell it. Kami returning over and over again, the "Family" being an absolute and useless MacGuffin and the sudden and unexplained changes in Hest It is an ending. You cannot say that Bunn doesn't tie all his stories in a coherent way. There are lots of emotions running around, violent witch battles and loses that should be painful but, to me, didn't feel so important. In the end it feels like this story would have been more thrilling if it had been closed in a half of the issues that were used to tell it. Kami returning over and over again, the "Family" being an absolute and useless MacGuffin and the sudden and unexplained changes in Hester's backstory never really got into me. So all this ending just feels more like a necessity to put an end to a beautiful and imaginative tale that felt overstreched for a while. I always enjoyed, though, the one-page tales included at the end of most issues. And the art is always A+ quality.
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  • Dimitris
    January 1, 1970
    A nice end to a great series \o/It was definitely written with a tv show in mind.. and I'd love to watch that too. Amazing artwork, nice little stories with interesting characters!The only downside is that I'd want to read more stories from Harrow County!
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  • Maddison Gilbert
    January 1, 1970
    The stakes are higher than ever before in this final volume, peoples lives hang in the balance. Emmy must make the ultimate sacrifice to keep her home and the people she loves safe.It's been a real pleasure to watch our lead Emmy grow these past 31 issues, she's gone from the naive victim, to a person people look to for guidance, to a strong woman full of wisdom and knowledge. Her character growth is astonising but in this volume we really get a good look at how far she's come.I'm not gonna lie The stakes are higher than ever before in this final volume, peoples lives hang in the balance. Emmy must make the ultimate sacrifice to keep her home and the people she loves safe.It's been a real pleasure to watch our lead Emmy grow these past 31 issues, she's gone from the naive victim, to a person people look to for guidance, to a strong woman full of wisdom and knowledge. Her character growth is astonising but in this volume we really get a good look at how far she's come.I'm not gonna lie though, throughout this entire volume, there were several points where I thought Emmy was going to die. I hate stories when the writer decides to kill off their protagonist and the hero dies a martyr death, so I was so pleased to find out this wasn't the case. Spoiler Territory.As expected, Emmy defeats Hester for good, but like always, victory doesn't come without a big cost for her. After deciding to have her powers stripped from her, Emmy is as human as someone like her can be now. And while all threats aren't completely resolved in Harrow, Emmy assigns her friend Bernice to watch over the haunted town before she begins venturing out in the big wide world, leaving Harrow County and the life she knew behind for good. Thankfully the open ending gives us readers reassurance that Emmy may return to the haunted town one day and we might have the chance to revisit this magical world one day. Whether it be in Emmy's point of view or in someone elses.I'm genuinely saddened to see this phenomenonal series come to an epic conclusion. It's horror done at it's finest; a lot of horror but a whole lot of heart too. It's been a pleasure Harrow County. Hopefully we'll visit again soon.
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  • Kevin Peercy
    January 1, 1970
    Officially one of my favorite comic series.
  • Camilo Guerra
    January 1, 1970
    Se acabo todo lo bueno que daban...y llegamos al enfrentamiento final de Hester con Emmy, todo lleno de barro,sangre y muerte, además de un montón de serpientes por el camino, aunque siento que fue algo apresurado. El terror y tensión viene de a poco, pero el primer numero del tomo es lo mejor, con una Hester desatada que crea caos y terror a su paso, mientras Emmy apenas hace cosas. El arte de Crook es soberbio y genial a manos llenas ,su Hester me hace temblar el cuerpo y sus imágenes de Harro Se acabo todo lo bueno que daban...y llegamos al enfrentamiento final de Hester con Emmy, todo lleno de barro,sangre y muerte, además de un montón de serpientes por el camino, aunque siento que fue algo apresurado. El terror y tensión viene de a poco, pero el primer numero del tomo es lo mejor, con una Hester desatada que crea caos y terror a su paso, mientras Emmy apenas hace cosas. El arte de Crook es soberbio y genial a manos llenas ,su Hester me hace temblar el cuerpo y sus imágenes de Harrow son sacadas de una postal de los años 50.Muy buen comic, un camino que me gsuto caminar.
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  • Benjamin Barham
    January 1, 1970
    There were parts of this I liked a lot, and I'm sure it's difficult to finish a story without falling into familiar tropes - but that was the case for me. It sort of fizzled out in my opinion. The (view spoiler)[end just sort of happened through exposition (hide spoiler)], which felt like (view spoiler)[weak storytelling (hide spoiler)] to me and left the story wanting.I still very much like the series as a whole, but it didn't really end on a strong note.P.S. - The watercolor style has been a d There were parts of this I liked a lot, and I'm sure it's difficult to finish a story without falling into familiar tropes - but that was the case for me. It sort of fizzled out in my opinion. The (view spoiler)[end just sort of happened through exposition (hide spoiler)], which felt like (view spoiler)[weak storytelling (hide spoiler)] to me and left the story wanting.I still very much like the series as a whole, but it didn't really end on a strong note.P.S. - The watercolor style has been a damn treat and I will miss it thoroughly. Hope that Crook picks it up again in future series.
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