COUNT CROWLEY Returns With A Third Volume Of The Popular Comic Series

We've got your first look at main cover art by Lukas Ketner and Francesco Francavilla's variant cover!

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · August 24, 2023, 1:00 PM EDT

Count Crowley comic fans rejoice! Not only can you wear an official Count Crowley mask while you re-read your favorite comic book, but there's a brand new third volume on the way! That's right, your favorite horror host is back with a new chapter from the incredible team of David Dastmalchian, Lukas Ketner, Lauren Affe, and Frank Cvetkovic. Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #1 of 4 will offer up 32 full-color pages, landing on comic shop shelves November 8.

Lukas Ketner provides the main cover art, and the frightfully talented artist Francesco Francavilla presents a thrilling variant cover for issue #1, with chilling variants planned for each issue. Dark Horse Comics brings the campy crowds a third volume of the hit horror story in a four-part miniseries that is sure to cure that Count Crowley creature feature itch… for now. What's in store for fright fans in this next chapter? Well, let's take a look.

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!

“I am dying for readers to get their claws on Volume 3 of the Count Crowley saga!” says our pal and Count Crowley creator David Dastmalchian. “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!”

As for those variant covers in question, here's a peek at the cover art. Here's a full look at Lukas Ketner's Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #1 cover art.


And here's a look at Francesco Francavilla's issue #1 cover variant.


We're loving the Ben Cooper/vintage Halloween vibes both of these covers are serving up with the subtle mask inclusion. With a November 8 release, this will likely be perfect for the hellacious Haloween hangover that inevitably hits hard every year. Pre-order your copy of Count Crowley: Mediocre Midnight Monster Hunter #1 (of 4) from your local comic shop. With Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter and Count Crowley: Amateur Midnight Monster Hunter already available from Dark Horse Comics, this new chapter makes a proper trilogy!