Tales of the Night Watchman #5


The Series…
Tales of the Night Watchman
is the story of Nora, a blogger stuck working a dead end job in coffee, and her roommate, Charlie, who happens to be possessed (in the nicest way possible) by a spectral detective called The Night Watchman. Baristas by day, heroes by night, Nora and Charlie are the only ones who can save the day when an influx of paranormal activity summons the return of their arch-nemesis Merrick.

Issue Five…
Two covers!  Two stories!  Four artists!  Horror and coffee collide once more in the next thrilling installment of Tales of the Night Watchman!

First is the “The Long Fall” Part Five by Dave Kelly (w), Lara Antal (i), & Simon Fraser (c) – – Nora finds out that Trish has been killed at the hands of Jack the Gripper, the same monster that killed Trish’s friend Jenny.  But who is he really?  Nora and Charlie are about to find out in the penultimate chapter of the story arc!

Next is “The Poison Garden” by Dave Kelly (w), Victoria Lau (i), and Robin Ha (c) – – Earlier that summer, Trish was just a lonely girl working at a trinket shop with Jenny.  But then things began to change as both Trish and Jenny stepped further into the poison garden that is Brooklyn.  And it begs the question:  Was Nora to blame?

Praise for Tales of the Night Watchman:

“A combination of noir, fantasy, and horror that gets a little too close to daily life for comfort.”
– Hannah Means-Shannon, Bleeding Cool

Tales of the Night Watchman has its finger on the pulse of the times, and it doesn’t disappoint.”
– Alex Widen, Bam Smack Pow

“Kelly is certainly not afraid to play with monsters.”
– Pedro Cabezuelo, Rue Morgue

“There’s a sincerity and belief in these characters that comes through on every page. These are solid and well-told comics.”
– Rob Clough, High-Low