Ever since it was announced all the way back at the beginning of the year that Robert Kirkman’s (“THE WALKING DEAD”) Skybound would be releasing Brandon Seifert’s “WITCH DOCTOR” as its flagship title, details on the project have been very mum. That hasn’t stopped it from being one of our most hotly anticipated new series of 2011, and thanks to Skybound & Image Comics fans will be able to make their first foray into the world of Vincent Morrow on May 25th with “WITCH DOCTOR” issue #0, which will debut in the 85th issue of “THE WALKING DEAD”. Inside you can get all the details on the book from the official press release, including the cover art, and in addition to all that, you can read a 10 page preview of the first issue of “WITCH DOCTOR” below. Read on for the skinny…
WRITTEN BY: Brandon Seifert
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Lukas Ketner
“House M.D. meets Fringe in the first Skybound original from Robert Kirkman’s new comics imprint! 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.”
“WITCH DOCTOR” Issue #1 Drops June 29th From Skybound Comics! (MSRP – $2.99) OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE…
“Witch Doctor #0, the debut original comic published by Robert Kirkman’s SKYBOUND, will preview as a flip insert on May 25, 2011 within The Walking Dead Issue #85. In addition a limited number of copies will include a special edition cover from Witch Doctor illustrator Lukas Ketner. Witch Doctor #0 will give horror lovers a compelling glimpse at the series as well as a welcome intro to the first “Original” on the SKYBOUND imprint.
Witch Doctor is a medical horror comic from Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner, a pair of Alaskans currently based in Portland, Oregon. The book is described as Sherlock Holmes meets Fringe, and features Dr. Vincent Morrow, “a physician who fights outbreaks of the supernatural, trying to find a vaccine for the apocalypse,” according to writer Brandon Seifert.
Lukas Ketner, illustrator for Witch Doctor and the special edition variant cover of The Walking Dead #85, is honored to close out the issue, “This is very tangible example of the kind of support and exposure we’ve been receiving from both Robert and the rest of SKYBOUND. We couldn’t ask for a better introduction to new readers.”
Illustrations By ‘WITCH DOCTOR’ Artist Lukas Ketner.
Robert Kirkman is excited to share this engaging first look; “Witch Doctor #0 is an updated version of the very first Witch Doctor story that caught my eye in the beginning. I wanted to present this wholly original story that stands alone, and won’t be contained in the mini-series in a way that will make a splash and catch readers imagination the same way it caught mine. So, we’re doing a flip-book with Walking Dead 85, free of charge.”
“THE WALKING DEAD” Issue #85 Drops May 25th From Image Comics! (MSRP – $2.99)