Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens #1

Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden Artist: Bridgit Connell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 24, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
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Once she was Sofia Valk, living in a village overrun by evil. In time she became Lord Baltimore's most trusted ally. Now, more than a decade after his death, Europe has erupted with the early battles of World War 2 and dark forces are rising again. With witches, vampires, and Nazis on the march, Sofia must embrace the title of Lady Baltimore!  But can she fight monsters without becoming a monster herself? Horror genius writing team Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden reunite, with stellar art by Bridgit Connell and colors by Michelle Madsen as they return readers to the world of Baltimore.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Mar 24, 2021

    Even with no frame of reference for Baltimore, Lady Baltimore is a comic you need to consider as it hits all the right notes and plays them with finesse. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 27, 2021

    The StoryVery little time is wasted here as we get thrown right into the story. Indeed, this opening issue picks up with Lady Baltimore fighting against the evil Witch Yelena. We soon learn that Sofia is on a rescue mission and is out to help Rigo and members of the Orphic Society get out of hostile territory. Just when it seems that the game is up. Sofia's friend Imogen swoops in and uses some of her magic to contain Yelena so that Sofia can rescue her old friend Rigo. But even in captivity, Yelena is still dangerous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 2, 2021

    Lady Baltimore is a bold first step into the newly established Outerverse, tying together the worlds of Baltimore, Joe Golem, and more. It's a refreshing take on the monster hunter, paying tribute to the character that came before while also building something new and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Mar 24, 2021

    This issue does exactly what first issues should, it introduces readers both new and old to the cast of characters, sets up the ongoing plot without giving too much away, and is above all good fun. Clearly following in the legacy that Baltimore created it takes pains to establish itself as its own series with a cast of both new and old characters. It’s filled with plenty of promise for the future and will have fans desperate to see where these new Outerverse tales go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Mar 24, 2021

    Final Verdict: 8 " This is a really strong debut for "Lady Baltimore," but with so much to deal with in the wake of the "Baltimore" finale, there's a definite sense that this issue is just a warm up. There are some teases for what's ahead from Golden and Connell, and I for one am there for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Mar 28, 2021

    Paranormal and occult stories are ones that I find fascinating… the bread and butter of some of the most enduring folk tales and with Mike Mignola and team we get modern folk tales to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Mar 23, 2021

    Lady Baltimore is a dark and beautiful comic that mixes technology of the era with the mysterious air of magic in a very complimentary fashion. The world is not hard to imagine at all, as there is no end to the point of references we have in film, books and pop culture the era in which the story is set. The artwork from Bridget Connell is extremely intricate in a lot of panels delivering a wonderful attention to detail, while never pulling focus away from the main focus. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Mar 22, 2021

    A fast-paced and adventurous follow-up to Mignola and Christopher Golden's Baltimore, held back a bit by an almost overwhelming amoount of information but held together by great action and excellent visual wok. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 23, 2021

    Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens lives and dies by Connell and Madsen's art with creepy and uniquely drawn monsters and tight action. The story is familiar, especially as a Mignola-driven series, but the characters make this a unique enough experience. While the story does drift into heavy exposition for the second half, it has promise and should be picked up by Mignola fans who delight in the combination of history and the supernatural. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 27, 2021

    Ultimately, is this criticism going to stop me from reading this series? No, it wont. I will most likely wait for the trades to come out and read them that way, and on the pedigree of the team and the previous story, I think it will be another story that Ill be glad I have on my shelves. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Boudi Mar 30, 2021

    Unfortunately Mignola isn't drawing this one, the artwork is in the hands of Bridgit Connell, it's not bad but it's not great. The characters could have been better but I like Sofia and the witch that is with her

  • 5.0
    jamiewright Mar 30, 2021

    This was so boring. Will not be picking up issue 2.

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