In this issue we get some more backstory about one of the oldest and most powerful haints, shaped like a giant, black bull with four yellow eyes who lives quietly in the shadows of the woods of Harrow County. Its reason has been a mystery so far, but not for much longer. In the last issue, its presence alone was enough to scare off one of Emmy’s dangerous and powerful family members, which says a lot. Knowing what we know about the family, this issue builds a thick sense of dread for the next issue. What happened between the family and the bull? What will it mean for Emmy now?
Tyler Crook takes a break for this issue, but Carla Speed McNeil (art) and Jenn Manley Lee (color) are up to the task.
I don’t know what to say about this issue, except that Bunn continues to shift around chess pieces for an end game that I have no idea what it will look like or how far off it is, only that I’m buzzing with excitement with every step we take deeper into this world.