Wytches #4

Wytches #4

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 23
8.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Now, with the true nature of the wytches revealed, Charlie descends into the Earth in a desperate race to save his daughter and his family from an inconceivable fate.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 4, 2015

    WYTCHES is more than just a comic, it's a journey. Scott Snyder, Jock, and Matt Hollingsworth are taking us down a dark and slightly disturbing road. We're being presented with some dark and twisted ideas and visuals. That makes this the perfect comic to creep you out without any gratuitous moments. This is a comic you'll find yourself slowly reading as you take in each moment and all the detail in the art. I've said it before and I'll say it again, don't read this comic when you're home alone. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Feb 3, 2015

    Wytches is a no-brainer buy, one that you should be picking up every month if you want horror with deeply nuanced emotional narratives. Because when the monsters retreat, it's the feelings you're left with in the aftermath that breed the real terror. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 4, 2015

    Wytches continues to be a must read comic, with it's chilling overtones, and dramatic developments being sensational. The rich character developments also prove captivating, and along with the ambiguous background development, it'll leave you returning for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geek Sushi - Kyle Rowsey Feb 3, 2015

    The story by Snyder brought to life with the art by Jock and Hollingsworth, is anxiety manifested on page in the most beautiful way. Jock's (Detective Comics, Green Arrow: Year One) sketchy line work and inks work fantastically to portray the mood of Snyder's script. The biggest debate about this book since its release has been the color work by Matt Hollingsworth (The Wake, Hawkeye). In the previous issue some art process was shown, and the coloring alone just doesn't carry the same veil of impending doom and confusion as the mixed-media finished product seen on the page. Snyder has worked with both Jock and Hollingsworth before, and this team isn't afraid to be creative in their quest to portray Wytches to its greatest unnerving extent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Feb 4, 2015

    This issue is a near flawless continuation of what is becoming a Must Read for fans of suspense and horror and one I'd eagerly recommend for anybody to give a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Feb 4, 2015

    Theres a specific panel in Wytches #4 that is especially awesome, further bolstering the point that this is the best issue since the debut. At one point, Charlie talks to his wife about a monster he believes he saw, and she tells him, Theres no such thing as monsters. This line is super-imposed over a flashback panel of that unsavory Charlie, which emphasizes what Snyder has been saying this series is all about from the start. Hes not trying to startle us with inhuman monsters, but make us afraid of the monsters inside all of us; even in seemingly loving parents. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Feb 4, 2015

    Wytches is scary. Knots in your stomach, butterflies in your chest, cant read it before bed because you will have nightmares, scary. By creating a mythology that draws from fairy tales, folklore, and every fear you ever had growing up near the woods, Snyder is telling campfire stories for grown-ups in the best way possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Feb 9, 2015

    This minor criticism aside, the issue is fantastic. The final line delivered by Lucy is a horrifying for how it leaves Charlie completely on his own, and this is in addition to the quest Snyder has outlined a for his character. Every issue of this series has been better than the last, and the depth Wytches #4 displays is more evidence of Scott Snyder's abilities as a one of comics' premier writers. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Feb 3, 2015

    Wytches #4 does have a few problems. It starts the weird passage of time. It is implied that the two present story lines featured in this issue, but Sailor barely seems to move while her dad goes for a big drive and comes back again. Plus, there's a heavy drop of exposition mid-issue. It had to happen eventually, but it still is very much a "hey readers this is it" moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Latest Pull - Barry Donnelly Feb 2, 2015

    “Wytches” is easily one of the best contemporary horror comic book series out now, written and drawn by two massive talents whose names command respect and sales in the industry today. This issue is a must read for anyone who likes horror, and the story content makes it as new reader friendly as the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Travis Anderson Feb 6, 2015

    With two issues left in the series, I'm glad we got to delve furtherinto character relationships before the climatic appearance of the wytches. If I could brew a potion that could pour out the rest of this series I would be delighted, but since alchemy isn't my strong suit I'll just have to wait like everybody else! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Tres Dean Feb 5, 2015

    It's one of the best books Image is putting out today and that's saying something. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Feb 5, 2015

    Wytches #4 brings all of the best elements of a classic horror story together into one lightning-paced package thats impossible to put down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 3, 2015

    Wytches returns this week with an issue that will strongly resonate with readers. Snyder is so adept at digging deep into fear and insecurities that he doesn’t need any supernatural elements to scare us. This is a genre that he understands and we all benefit from that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Feb 4, 2015

    Wytches #4 was a solid and enjoyable issue of the series overall, ending on a delightfully creepy and horrifying note. It is a tad on the uneventful side for most of the issue, but it has some decent writing and artwork to make up for that shortcoming. Definitely worth reading and I look forward to whatever nastiness comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Feb 4, 2015

    This book is good for what ails ya. There's a longish essay in the back by Snyder about what draws him to horror and what he thinks it does (a lot of it will remind the canny reader of Stephen King's Danse Macabre, not least because Snyder's primary childhood touchstone is The Eyes of the Dragon), and it's well-written if not enthralling. The points he makes resonate forward and backward through the story of Wytches: for as dark as this book is, you get the sense that it might be his easiest book to write every month, and that–that is truly scary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Feb 5, 2015

    More was revealed this week regarding the history of these Wytches, and of the Rooks' new home. Is anywhere safe? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 9, 2015

    From the "chit-chit-chit" noises to the subtext, "Wytches" is a skin-crawling achievement. You should definitely read it -- just not at night. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Erik Guenther Feb 4, 2015

    While the art and story seemed a bit hurried, Wytches remains a series that ought be on the pull list of fans of Scott Snyder's mainstream work, or any fan of horror comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Feb 9, 2015

    Snyder's playing in the freeing, R-rated world that Image happily provides, but maybe that lack of a tether gives Snyder too much freedom: In Wytches, just about everyone (including the teenaged Sailor) is a foul-mouthed smartass, and their nagging insistence to employ relentless vulgarity saps away the vital humanity that is essential in a story like this. Read Full Review

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