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Comic Review: Witch Doctor – Issue 1

Issue: Witch Doctor #1
Writer: Brandon Seifert
Artist: Lukas Ketner
Colors: Sunny Gho
Special Medical Consulting: Karen Anderson
Publisher: Image (Skybound)
Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $2.99

“Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine… for the apocalypse! In this stand-alone first issue, a family needs Dr. Morrow’s help with their son’s illness: Demonic possession. But when Morrow attempts an experimental cure, he discovers the boy’s disease isn’t all spinning heads and pea soup – it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Horror gets a brain transplant in WITCH DOCTOR, the book WARREN ELLIS calls ‘Mental.’”

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5
I knew I needed to see this book just based on the cover art alone. Now let me tell you a few things I liked about this issues art, the colors popped off of every page. The “exorcism” scene at the beginning of the issue was just drop dead GORE-Geous and the demons were bad ass. My only downside was that I didn’t think the human cast stay as consistent as they could have. However it didn’t take anything away from this issue it was easy on the eyes.

Story: 4.5 out of 5
I didn’t know what to expect here. Somehow I had missed out on the #0, so now I have to go find that, but this issue was very solid. It actually reminded me of Hellblazer, but there is a team instead of just one. The dialogue had the perfect mix of action and humor that put a smile on my face. The pace was great, but the real reason I loved this was because of the one-shot feel. If this mini is a series of self-contained issues I will be very happy, because it worked so well here.

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
Fantastic artwork with a killer story easily make this book worth your $3. Yeah I said $3, not $4. So go out now and buy this book, I’ll wait…Good now that your back you can see how right I was. I love the character designs, colors and humor that this issue had in it and I know you will too. This is going to be a great mini, that easily has the potential for more.

If you would like to buy or know more about Witch Doctor #1 you can find it at http://skyboundent.com/

 Witch Doctor – Issue 1

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