David Dastmalchian ‘Earl Crowley’ Comics Begins Again – The Hollywood Reporter
Jerri Bartman, the comic book character created by actor David Dastmalchian, will return to stores in the spring – with a new title.
Earl Crowley: Midnight Monster Hunter Amateur through March 23, 2022 from Dark Horse Comics. The series is set in the 1980s and revolves around Jerri Bartman, a one-time rising television journalist who moves back to his hometown in the Midwest after retiring from his career due to a struggle with alcohol. After taking on the role of a midnight monster show host, know that monsters are real. Now she must take a course in monster hunting to protect the people she loves from a vampire coming to town.
“As the pandemic came to a halt in the world, I spent countless hours indoors late at night thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, the kind of stories I needed to tell, and how I wanted to grapple with these stories. The big question haunts me. . Dastmalchian says that without promising more Crowley, I’m still writing Jerri’s story and taking her further in her quest to defeat the ‘bad’ monsters while protecting the ‘good’ ones. “Writing about her inner struggles, the tensions in her family, the battle to find her true, authentic, and real self, all helped me navigate the stress. of my stagnation and depression during the pandemic.”
The new series comes after Dastmalchian’s breakthrough year thanks to his role as Polka-Dot Man in Suicide Squad and his work in Sand dunes as Peter De Vries. He launched the series in 2019 with the title Earl Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter. The writer once again collaborated with artist Lukas Ketner, colorist Lauren Affe and typewriter Frank Cvetkovic.
“Now, being able to share these stories with the world is one of the greatest gifts in my creative journey,” says Dastmalchian. “Back to my incredible collaborators, Megan, Lukas, Lauren and Frank, I’ve crossed over to the howling moon to share with the world this next chapter in Jerri’s journey! No longer a ‘Reluctant’, she is now an ‘amateur’ Midnight Monster Hunter who stumbles, fumbles and braves! Here’s hoping she makes it through the morning! “
Dastmalchian is a lifelong comic book fan who began his acting career with a small role in the dark Knight and also appeared in Ant Man movies as well as The CW’s The Flash. He is preparing to film a role in 20th Century’s Boston Stranger, opposite Keira Knightley.