Back in 2019, actor David Dastmalchian along with artist Lukas Ketner debuted Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter. Published by Dark Horse Comics the series followed former TV journalist Jerri Bartman, who returns in 1983 to her small Midwest hometown to host the local TV station’s nightly Creature Feature only to discover that her new job comes with a secret, supernatural duty to hunt the monsters who are hell-bent on controlling the news and information that humans consume. After publishing a second miniseries, Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter,  Dark Horse has announced details for the third miniseries, Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter, arriving in November. The creative team also includes Lauren Affe and Frank Cvetkovic returning as colorist and letterer respectively. 

Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster HunterHere’s how Dark Horse describes the 4-issue miniseries:

A dead werewolf would have made Jerri Bartman feel victorious just a few days ago. But this deceased beast was her friend, and our beloved monster hunter is shocked and depressed. The return of her predecessor brings no consolation, and now there’s a ghoulish child-snatcher on the loose in Beloit… Holy Halloween, Count Crowley! Things are really getting batty!

Series creator David Dastmalchian expressed great excitement about the next chapter in Jerri’s journey:

“I am dying for readers to get their claws on Volume 3 of the Count Crowley saga! I am finally getting to soak my pen in the blood and guts that I’ve always wanted to splatter on these pages. Pulling inspiration from some of my favorite gore horror in the Stuart Gordon/Frank Henenlotter tradition, as well as the “Abduction Panic” dread of the 1980’s Midwest, I have taken Jerri’s journey to a whole new level of horror. When readers see what Lukas Ketner has achieved in these issues, their eyes will literally pop out of their heads! And just wait until those variant covers are unveiled… It’s going to be a wild ride!”

In addition to the main cover by series artist Lukas Ketner, a variant cover by Francesco Francavilla will also be available for issue #1.

Look for Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #1 (of 4) to arrive in stores on Wednesday November 8, 2023.

Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter