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Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special #1

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Jock Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 31, 2018 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 8
9.4Critic Rating
9.3User Rating


Serving as both a stand-alone story in the WYTCHES world and a prequel to the highly anticipated WYTCHES, VOL. 2, "BAD EGG" tells the story of Seb and Jackson-two innocent teenagers reared on opposite sides of the eternal struggle between good and evil.

Sebastian's mother is a member of "The Irons," the most ruthless Wytch hunters in history, while Jackson's family are "High Horn" Wytches. Can these two boys find friendship amidst this age-old blood feud, or are their fates already sealed?

Collecting the entire IMAGE+ magazine run and, for the first time, the 13-page, pulse-pounding conclusion plus extra more

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Oct 29, 2018

    As a standalone story I couldnt possibly have wished for better than what has been delivered here. If this is truly a prequel to the next volume then I cannot wait to see what Snyder, Jock & Hollingsworth have in store for us, but I know its going to be epic! Im trying to work out if I can get away with adding this to my top horror comics of 2018 as its a strong contender for the top spot. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia Oct 18, 2018

    As a Wytches fan, I am so excited to be back in this world and this is a fantastic start to whatever the creative team as in store. Snyder's letter to fans at the start and finish of the story show his and the entire team's passion for this story. That passion shows in the product. If you are a fan horror or Scott Snyder's previous work I highly recommend picking up this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Nov 3, 2018

    Overall, it's a beautiful story in this gory horror filled world which will make the reader appreciate your friendships. The story by Scott Snyder is gripping, complicated and heartfelt. The art by Jock is enthralling and remarkable. Altogether, this story more than proves that this team is at best when they dive deep into the darkest recesses of their minds. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 31, 2018

    Snyder crafts a story full of heart, humanity, empathy and fear. There are moments of great tension as well as real emotion. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Sirens of Sequentials - Jenn Marshall Oct 17, 2018

    Overall, Bad Egg was amazing. I loved it as much as I did the first volume of Wytches. In the back of the issue, Snyder wrote a letter and talked about how his fears had changed since he wrote the first volume, and you can definitely see that in how the story deals with kids. I cannot wait for the next story arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Oct 31, 2018

    Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special is an excellent comic book to read this Halloween because it is sure to scare you, shock you, and will probably make the holiday a little somber for you. The Wytches team has filled an 80-page comic book with superb storytelling and gorgeous artwork that is absolutely worth your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Oct 31, 2018

    If this is a taste of what the next arc of Wytches has in store for readers, we can't wait to sink our teeth into it in 2019. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Nov 16, 2018

    Wytches: Bad Egg is an incredible comic. It's a reminder of how great Wytches is and how much I missed it. There's another arc in the works and it can't come soon enough. This is Stephen King-quality horror that will stay with you long after you've finished it. Read this one with the lights on. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden Oct 31, 2018

    The Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special works as a perfect reintroduction to the world of Wytches, and sets the stage for volume two. Bad Egg creates an emotional connection between the audience and the protagonist, easily engaging the reader, investing them into Sebs journey; moreover, it succeeds in adding to the already established lore without having to retread the plot of the first volume. Whether one is a newcomer to Wytches or simply in need of a refresher, the Bad Egg Halloween Special is an immersive and intriguing excursion which whets the appetite for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 30, 2018

    Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special is the perfect Halloween treat. It's also the perfect antidote for the long-term absence of one of the most spectacular horror stories in all of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Oct 31, 2018

    Snyder may not have written an issue of Wytches since 2015, but he hasn't missed a beat. He continues with the theme of family in this one-shot and how important family can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Eli Funaro Nov 1, 2018

    Another great entry in a groundbreaking horror tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Oct 31, 2018

    The biggest drawback from this issue that it's not long enough. It gives us a taste and makes you want more. You realize how good the series is and forces you to read volume one to be hyped for it again. This gives us a good understanding that the next volume is going to be good. Hopefully. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 30, 2018

    Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special (One-Shot) offers readerseighty tightly-packed pages of unsettling horror that serves as a prequel to the anticipated second volume of the Wytches series. Chit chit chit... Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Oct 25, 2018

    This book is a true Halloween treat, one that will have you clamoring for the next batch of scares as soon as it's finished. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Nov 2, 2018

    Plot may be predictable, but keep Snyder's long term plans in mind as you read it and this one-shot is anything but standard issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GTMedia Reviews Dec 25, 2018

    The fact that I'm reviewing a Halloween special on Christmas should let you know how far behind I am. 

    Last week I reviewed Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark: The Witching Hour #1 and I made the statement that I'm not a fan of witches in general. I wasn't scared of the wicked witch or the Blair witch, my god the witches in Wytches are horrifying. 

    Sebastian Clay and Jackson Isbelle are best friends and somewhat outcasts at school. What Jackson doesn't know is that Sebastian is descended from a line of Witch Hunters. Jackson's family is the mark and Sebastian has been tasked with killing his entire family as they are responsible for starting new "Burrows" for baby Wytches. 

    Jackson's family are planning more

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Nov 4, 2018

    Collects all 12 of the short chapters from Image+ and adds an ending. It's every bit as creepy and thoughtful as the first arc was. You can pick it up and jump right in, the first arc is not required reading, the story is self-contained but with the promise of a little future relevance. Scott Snyder also provided a captivating essay in the back explaining his inspiration and the underlying theme.

  • 9.5
    Pyratez Sep 23, 2019

    The art is as gorgeous as ever, Jock delivering on the expectations. The characters are nice, but the brilliance has to go to the camaraderie between the two protagonists. It doesn't seem forced, nor weird, it's amazing. As for the horror aspect of it, I must say I think it's even more terrific than what I felt in the original series. Snyder really did raised the stakes even higher with this piece. Highly recommended!

  • 9.0
    Tree Fingers Nov 2, 2018

    found this story scarier than the first arc. Also it was huge, not sure exactly how many pages, but felt like a full arc almost. Well worth $8

  • 8.5
    Bloodraven Nov 3, 2018

    I really enjoyed this book. Snyder’s at his best when he writes horror. A nice cohesive story, unlike most of his superhero work haha

  • 8.5
    egon244 Nov 4, 2018

    Now this, this was great.

    It is so good to return to the scary world of Wytches and to learn that the second arc is finally on its way.
    Scott Snyder proves here that he is doing his best work in spooky, horror-esque setting and Jock's art wonderfully adds to the eerie atmosphere.

    The new character, Sebastian Clay, seems to be a resourceful young fella and I'm interested to see what he'll bring to the story in the next chapter.

    Pledged is pledged.
    I think it's high time to reread volume first.

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Nov 5, 2018

  • 9.5
    Josecab79 Mar 20, 2019

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