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The Witcher: Witch's Lament #1

Writer: Bartosz Sztybor Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
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Flames rise as a witch is burned at the stake. As Geralt searches for his next job, disturbing issues of the fatal persecution appear before him, bringing an ominous warning.

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott May 26, 2021

    Geralt watches the fatal torture of a captive from his latest assignment. Afterwards he is haunted by a feeling of remorse. While traveling in search of a new job, Geralt rescues a stranger from a group of deadly enemies. He then escorts that person to their home. Once there, Geralt is commissioned by a nobleman to engage in a new mission.The Story:Bartosz Sztybor has created a fast paced narrative that is gritty, raw and very compelling. This episode does a good job of mixing content and action. Geralts newest storyline has me hooked. And I cant wait for the next installment.The Art:This issue is filled with detailed drawings that often portray graphic nudity and violence. The color palate changes with the mood and tone of the story, and has a water color quality to it. I found the variety of colors eye catching and interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox May 27, 2021

    The character voice and main plot thread here works well and the chilling imagery sets the mini-series up to a high standard I hope it keeps. The ending pages felt a little rushed and jarring but I hope that the next issue fixes that. For fans of The Witcher awaiting the next series from Netflix grab this issue before it sells out. Four-star for writing and five for artwork. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 26, 2021

    It appears we are at the start of another stellar adventure and consider me all-in. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 26, 2021

    An opening chapter for another of Dark Horse's Witcher spin-offs that lands a bit unevenly, with some rough pacing and solid but inconsistent artwork that is saved by a stellar creepy tone and universe-faithful characterizations. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 27, 2021

    "The Witcher: Witch's Lament" #1 is a smooth read that catches readers up to Geralt's current misfortunes quickly. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Nick Friar May 25, 2021

    Much like with The Witcher: Fading Memories, there's quite a bit of bouncing around with The Witcher: Witch's Lament #1. Sytybor raises a couple of significant questions that hook you in, and I have no doubt he'll provide answers to those by the end of his new miniseries with the character. Hopefully, by then, I'll be completely comfortable with the interior art " Del Ray's cover is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott May 20, 2021

    At the end of the day, if youre a fan of the series, this is worth a punt and its certainly good enough that Ill pick up issue two but, I do feel that we arent getting the best that Dark Horse can publish here. Read Full Review

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