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: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

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.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 14, 2021

    The story by Bartosz Sztybor establishes an intriguing mystery and draws upon the mythology of the setting while still being accessible to newcomers who might come into this comic knowing nothing of The Witcher. Read Full Review

  • 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 - 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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