Wytches #5

Wytches #5

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 25, 2015 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 24
8.7Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

In the first half of the opening arc's two-part finale, Charlie descends into the wytches' burrow itself to save his daughter from an unspeakable death. But what horrors await him deep beneath the earth? And what secrets...?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 25, 2015

    It's not often a comic book story leaves you with a disturbing sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. That's what happens with WYTCHES. Scott Snyder and Jock are keeping us on the edge of our seat as we see the events unfold. Horror comics rarely capture the atmosphere needed to properly cause chills but WYTCHES hits you in the right place. You're sucked into the story but you become almost afraid to turn the page. The first arc is almost over and who knows what horror the next issue will bring. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Mar 25, 2015

    This is the penultimate issue of the arc. We're at that weird point where I can't tell if Snyder and Jock are planning to wrap things up in issue 6 for good, if they're planning on being a regular ongoing, or if they're going to exist as a series of minis, like Pretty Deadly, where they'll wrap things up and check back in a year or so. Either way, as long as they stick the landing next month, I'm satisfied; this book has been a skin-crawling ride for the last five months, and if we get one more, or six more, or 40 more, it's a horrifying, dark, depressing, scary gift to the world. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 25, 2015

    Wytches is a series that everyone needs to try at least once, as whether you're a fan of Scott Snyder and Jock‘s work or not, you're bound to love this. Moving the story forward in a gripping fashion, this issue will also keep current readers hooked, with the finale not coming soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Jonathan Reyes Mar 24, 2015

    If you've been reading Wytches,you should care for Charlie to the point that when the bottom right-hand side of the page read "TO BE CONCLUDED" I said, "What?! No"!" It's such a great cliffhanger that the finale on May 20 can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Mar 26, 2015

    With one more chapter left to go in the first "Wytches" storyline, the fifth issue cements the book's status as one of the best ongoing series. Rich with a mythology that has only been teased so far and an art team that melds perfectly with Snyder's vision, "Wytches" is rich with endless possible avenues to go down in both story and art direction. It is also one of the most horrifying comic books, with the ending of this issue sure to inflict bitten nails and sleepless nights. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince Mar 25, 2015

    Jock's art continues to be stellar and this issue gives him a wonderful opportunity toshowcase some great spooky designs. What really seals this issue, however, is the sharp contrast between scenes in the present and the flashback scenes. As Charlie searches for Sailor, we get nothing but darkness, with backgrounds that shift between black, brown, and a deep dark red. When we flashback, the scenes are bright and almost cheery. It's a great aesthetic choicethat helps break up the scenes and keep them from feeling monotonous. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Mar 25, 2015

    Another wonderful installment in this incredibly suspenseful tale. A must read for horror fans and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Mar 25, 2015

    Unlike many of the books that fall under the banner of horror, Wytches is consistently and unequivocally unsettling. From the very first page you feel the tension rise, along with hairs on the back of your neck. In what is unquestionably a horrifying addition to the witch mythos, Snyder and Jock have given us cause enough to stay out of the woods for life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Mar 26, 2015

    You know that feeling at the base of your spine that crawls up your neck late at night while walking alone in the dark? Capture it and put it down in print and you have Wytches #5. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Latest Pull - Zachary Ford Mar 25, 2015

    Wytches is a fantastic horror book. The best I've read since Locke and Key, but then I don't read too much horror myself. Snyder shines, Jock shows his creativity, and everything is fantastically horrific, and I love the characters (Sailor is the cutest name ever, I love it.). This is a great entry in the series, and I find myself looking forward to the end of this arc, wondering exactly how Snyder is going to play it. I can't wait for it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - neil_or_no_deal Apr 1, 2015

    If there was ever a book that makes you feel dirty then it is Wytches. Snyder, Jock and Hollingsworth have crafted a tale that gets under the skin and makes it crawl. Wytches #5 is a solid entry into the cannon and leaves you wanting the resolution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 26, 2015

    "Wytches" #5 is another strong issue, and one that sets up next month's conclusion to this first story arc with a sense of dread hanging over the proceedings. Snyder and Jock's "Detective Comics" run was creepy and unnerving, but this is a whole new level of horror. Enter the realm of "Wytches" -- if you dare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Mar 26, 2015

    Snyder's horror story continues strong as Mr. Rook takes big risks to try to rescue his daughter in the latest issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 26, 2015

    The artist again manages to make even the most mundane moments unnerving, his paneling aggressive and eye catching. At times that same inventive eye makes for some confusing segues, but all in all his contribution remains as eerie as ever. Unfortunately, the same can't quite be said of colorist Matt Hollingsworth. The book's unique palette is again divisive, his use of splotches and splatters at times hindering the visual flow. Some panels are tough to discern with so many conflicting blends, and while at times that effect aids in crafting mood, at others it's just frustratingly muddied. If you're liking Wytches already this issue is sure to tickle your fancy, but if you're on the fence, it may not be enough to push you over. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Bettendorf Mar 31, 2015

    The script for this issue feels somewhat predictable and doesnt capture the horror and suspense that the previous issues had that kept me coming back for more. The issue ends with Charlie recovering Sailor in the pit of the hovel, but in doing so, gaining the attention of the wytches. Therere still questions to be answered, which makes me eager to see how this team will wrap up this story to be concluded next month. Read Full Review

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