The Witcher: Fading Memories #1

Writer: Bartosz Sztybor Artist: Amad Mir Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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Geralt has become impoverished and dejected since monster threats have seemingly vanished. Times have always been hard for Witchers - but without continual work, his situation has worsened. As Geralt explores new possibilities for his life path, he receives a request from the Mayor of Towitz, a small town where children are being kidnapped by Foglets... but something feels off about this new threat.

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Nov 25, 2020

    The story takes a turn that really is the epitome of a gut punch, but these types of stories are what Witcher does best, and this yet another excellent addition to the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 2, 2020

    Fans of the Netflix series, the games and the original novels will find Fading Memories to be a worthy addition to the world of The Witcher. Those few comic readers unfamiliar with the franchise may be impressed enough to give it a try based on this first chapter. It will also appeal to those sword-and-sorcery fans looking for a change of pace from Conan and Red Sonja. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Mercedez Clewis Nov 25, 2020

    The Witcher: Fading Memories is a lush start to a four-issue miniseries focused on Geralt in a world where monsters are almost gone. A beautifully illustrated and colored character study, this inaugural issue is an engrossing read that you'll find yourself reluctant to put down. Sword and sorcery fans will find a solid story here, as will fans of The Witcher overall. Additionally, Witcher fans who are coming from the 2019 Netflix adaptation will still find themselves engrossed in Geralt's world as he tries to figure out where his path is taking him, as well as how to fit into a seemingly hopeless world. Overall, this first issue is worth picking up, whether physically or digitally. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Nov 4, 2020

    This is a really, really good book that works on so many different levels. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Nov 28, 2020

    The Witcher #1 is a strong opening issue, demonstrating that characterization will always trump the violent aspects of the series. With confident writing, and some very fine artwork and coloring, The Witcher #1 is a great place to start for fans of the books and streaming series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Nov 24, 2020

    This is one of the strongest first issues I have come across for a series and I will be waiting patiently for part two. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 25, 2020

    Amad Mir does an excellent job with the art in the issue. The style and tone of the imagery perfectly matches the tone of the story being told and the darkness of the panels have emotional resonance. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jonathan Brown Nov 20, 2020

    This is a great video game tie-in book. It masterfully takes characters and concepts from the games and translates them into an amazing comic. Even if you have never experienced the Witcher in any other form this is a great introduction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Derrick Pittman Nov 11, 2020

    The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 is an interesting issue which fans and newcomers will appreciate. With Sztybor's writing and art from Mir and Sheykh, the essence of The Witcher is truly captured. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 11, 2020

    A solid opening then, and while the full scope of the story is still to be revealed, the emotional impact of the final page and the confident delivery throughout is more than enough to draw this particular reader in. Ill definitely be picking up the next issue when it goes on sale, and for readers looking to delve a little deeper into the world of Geralt of Rivia, this new series comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Nov 25, 2020

    Overall, I'm not overly impressed with the art but I am enjoying where the story is going. I'm still looking to take in as much of the Witcher's adventures that I can and The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 continues to help the comic book stories of the Witcher excel in this medium. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 25, 2020

    Truth be told, I have never played the game or read the novels; the TV show was fun, well, my wife enjoyed the show. Dungeons and dragons, apart from the cartoon show, have never really caught my attention. I am sure that there is enough of the various Witcher treatise to garner the attention of the various groups of fans. Read Full Review

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