Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #4

Writer: Brandon Seifert Artist: Lukas Ketner Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

When you have a magical disease, you go to the Witch Doctor. But where do you take the Witch Doctor when he's the one who needs help? And how far will Doc Morrow's assistant go... to save his boss' life?
"WITCH DOCTOR has emerged as an immediate hit." - L.A. Weekly

  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 27, 2013

    I know this is an unusually gushy review from me, but this book is just too much fun to not heap praise upon. When Seifert and Ketner are on the same page, thematically and tonally, they're one heck of a team. Taking into account the ongoing story, as well as the many hints at stories to come, and you've got one great issue with Mal Practice #4. Hopefully they can maintain this level of narrative fun as the arc enters its final stretch. Go get yourself some Witch Doctor. It's weird. It's funny. It's creepy. It's smart. It's simply good comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 5, 2013

    This is one of my favorite series. Honestly, it's right up there with Saga. This was another great issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Mar 12, 2013

    A good middle story that builds on the plot, establishes future conflicts, and keeps the reader on the edge of his or her sitting apparatus. Uses very sciencie terms in ways that the reader doesn't have to fully understand to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Feb 28, 2013

    Witch Doctor: Mal Practice continues to be a stellar read.  The dialogue is fast moving and smart.  The visuals are crisp and clean.  The characters are always interesting and never dull.  My only problem is that this is only a six-issue mini-series and not an ongoing title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Feb 28, 2013

    Close to its six-part conclusion, “Witch Doctor: Mal Practice” #4 keeps adding more twists and surprises. With its combination of supernatural and medical drama, the “Witch Doctor” series continues to be a fun and entertaining read. If you haven't started yet, this is the perfect time to jump right in. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Mar 1, 2013

    This is probably the best issue so far in the miniseries, exemplifying just how good Seifert is at keeping a story rolling and weaving in all kinds of intriguing background information. And then, of course, Ketner's art is rising to the challenge and getting across all this information in a manner that's both appropriately macabre and concise. Amazingly, it doesn't feel like this story is getting too big for its britches; things have advanced far enough that two more issues sounds like just the right number to get things wrapped up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Mar 6, 2013

    There's a tremendous amount of heart and passion and, yeah, insanity at the heart of our beloved scientist -- who's not a mad scientist, dammit! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Feb 27, 2013

    Unfortunately, Mal Practice has been rather slow with the occult references and good jokes. Granted, there’s a funny Jaws reference at the end. However, having read the one-shots, I know that the creative team has more capacity than this to being Morrow through his current adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser Mar 15, 2013

    This series is amongst my favorites on my pull list. A wonderful blend of action, humor and Dr. Strange. The creator's are doing a great job of digging deep and creating quality creatures and mythologies. The artist puts so much texture and detail on the page, he reminds me of the art of Bernie Wrightson! Even better then the first series, they are putting the work in in spades, don't miss this!

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