It’s 6 AM and for all practical purposes I should be asleep. Instead, I have decided to throw you all a bone and give you my staff pick of the week. It’s Wednesday, and as usual I am excited about quite a few comics; including new issues of comics I have talked about in my older staff picks such as Joe Casey’s “BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER” as well as Scott Snyder’s “AMERICAN VAMPIRE, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”. However, this week I have chosen Issue #1 of “WITCH DOCTOR” published by Image.
“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!”
After checking out WITCH DOCTOR Issue #0 (which accompanied THE WALKING DEAD Issue #85) I became sold on the series immediately. Lukas Ketner’s art looks fantastic and Brandon Seifert’s combination of familiar monsters and Earth’s real biological oddities help to create a new and interesting world that I can’t wait to explore further.
Issue #0 raised a lot of questions for me and I was left intrigued to say the least. I look forward to seeing what this creative team is capable of delivering. Let’s face it, Seifert and Ketner are on to something good here. If they weren’t, then I sure as hell wouldn’t make WITCH DOCTOR Issue #1 my pick of the week, now would I?
Ok, maybe I would, shut the hell up.
Either way, that isn’t the case, which is why this comic is something I look forward to getting my hands on as soon as I get the chance.
“WITCH DOCTOR” Issue #1 SDrops June 29th From Image Comics And Skybound! (MSRP – $2.99)