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Witch Doctor #1 Comic Review

Posted on July 12, 2011 by DecapitatedDan

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    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

    Review by Dan Royer

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