Wytches #3

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 17, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 30
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

A parent's worst nightmare: a beloved child lost in the woods. Behind the trees lurk horrors, and the brush conceals atrocity. No matter how desperate the search, understand that your prayers will fall on deaf ears. There is no escape from the Wytches.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Dec 17, 2014

    I have not finished an issue of this comic without feeling a little depressed and a little wigged out, which is a lot for me as a reader. Usually I can compartmentalize something away and not think about it. Not so in this case. Not so at all. This book is something special. Pick it up now, while you can still get the first and second issue reprints. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Dec 18, 2014

    Jock is typically an artist who is known for his strong, evocative line work; however, it is Matt Hollingsworth's water color splash effects that creative an almost impressionistic visual experience that drives home the tone and mood in Scott Snyder's haunted world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 16, 2014

    The further I venture into the woods, the more I fear I will never come back. This story chills me to the bone in the best way possible and it's only going to get scarier. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    BGCP - Erik Guenther Dec 15, 2014

    Wytches #3 offers a slow installment to this brilliant and unsettling vision from Scott Snyder and Jock. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Latest Pull - Nicholas Turner Dec 18, 2014

    Overall, the third issue of Wytchescontinues to be a comic that is truly sinister and unsettling. Not much for plot progression, but this issue's potency comes from its character development and its insane aesthetics. Wytches is hands down one of the best horror comics out at the moment and is a must read for fans of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Dec 18, 2014

    Wytches #3 may not be quite as compelling as the first two issues, but the series remains as gripping as ever. Delivering creepy developments, and fabulous horror, the storytelling of Snyder and Jock makes this a series that you'll want to return to again and again. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Dec 17, 2014

    Wytches needed this break. It needed to stop and set things up a bit. Snyder and Jock chose the perfect time for it, as we head for the end of year breaks. By the end of the issue, you'll see that the personal stakes are higher than ever now, and I'm very much looking forward to see what this team has got planned for the book come 2015. A good time for horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Dec 17, 2014

    If any comic on the stands today knows how to control a specific atmosphere, it's Scott Snyder and Jock's Image Comics-published Wytches. The pages practically bleed colorfully painted splotches of suffocating dread. The latest issue, #3, continues to build onto the ongoing conflict of the Rooks family, offering lots of scares that delve deep into a very real kind of fear. While I was left a bit wanting in regards to plot progression, this third issue is a great comic that manages to keep getting readers to care more and more intimately about these characters while simultaneously courting some healthy skepticism. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Lune Dec 18, 2014

    Uneven art aside, you can't fault the execution of purpose that this book achieves. Wytches is a book that is not out to scare you: It's out to unsettle you -to make you look twice at that shadow in the corner of the room; to make you walk a little faster through that short-cut home at night; and in this issue, it makes you want to hug your loved ones that little tighter. You won't find many books that scratch and claw at your subconscious in quite the same way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 22, 2014

    While this issue is not as interesting as the first two, we get to know the family a little bit more while being pointed in a few different directions which will make fans come back for more in 2015. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 17, 2014

    "Wytches" #3 succeeds on its ability to stroke readers emotions based on their fears, both real-life and imaginary, while further strengthening the story's central characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Travis Anderson Dec 19, 2014

    I was not as impressed with this issue as the first two. It felt like a halt in the action, incredibly abrupt. I liked that we learned additional information regarding the woman at the end of issue two, but there was not enough given that made me feel it was worth pausing Sail's story. However, seeing her parent's reaction to her being gone and what she has written in her diary about what's been going on was a nice glimpse into the family as a whole that I really enjoyed. All in all, not my favorite issue and I hope things ramp up soon, but I'd be lying if I said this one did not keep my interest piqued. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Dec 19, 2014

    The third issue of "Wytches" is a marked departure from the previous installments, and it was a clear decision on the part of the creative team. Horror of any kind, even the supernatural, is most effective when it evokes universal emotions. Desperation, confusion, frustration. We can all relate to these feelings, and Scott Snyder effectively plays them up to give readers a glimpse into the terror that the Rooks must be experiencing. Jock and Matt Hollingsworth continue to prove that they are a dynamic team, but there are moments when their esoteric side threatens to take over. There is not a great deal of plot advancement, but instead the depth and breadth of "Wytches" and its characters gets a big increase. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Dec 21, 2014

    Although Sailor Rooks makes only flashback appearances and a one-panel glimpse at the issues end, she is still so far the most compelling character. Shes an anxious teenage girl who also has inadvertently become involved in some sort of supernatural world. Still, even without her, Wytches #3 is a good issue, with Charlie and Lucy showing a loving but strained marriage that is facing difficulties beyond anything they ever expected. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 17, 2014

    Now three issues in, Wytches continues to move in fits and starts, the book's informal structure proving both a boon and a hindrance. We already know quite a bit given the quick advancements of plot, but given that we don't know really what any of said information truly means, that knowledge remains equal parts maddening and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Dec 20, 2014

    Wytches #3 slows things down for this series. Good character work with Charlie and the regular eerie atmosphere definitely make this comic an enjoyable read, however it is my least favourite outing for Wytches thus far. Snyder is holding back on the mythology exposition, creating a good sense of mystery but the plot is lacking in comparison to the writing’s other amazing aspects. I have faith in this series and considering the cliffhanger here, we may start to get more notable events in the coming issues. Overall, a good (not great) read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 15, 2014

    Some may see this issue as being a little slow or off its game, but I challenge readers to try to look at the bigger picture. Viewing this issue as a part of a whole, provides it with perspective. The time the creative team is spending developing the atmosphere and characters will ultimately serve what its viewership is cravingpure horror. Read Full Review

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