Witch Doctor #2 is worth your time.
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story BRANDON SEIFERT art / cover LUKA KETNER
July 20, 2011
Another foray into medical horror from Robert Kirkman's Skybound Originals line! Is your baby really your baby - or is it a camouflaged monster that's feeding on you while you sleep? An infestation of Cuckoo Faeries is spreading through the nurseries of Arkham, Oregon, and it's up to Dr. Vincent Morrow, the Witch Doctor, to stop it! So why doesn't he want to bother? Plus: Shark cage diving with sea monsters!
Lukas Ketner is a mix of Tim Sale, John Buscema, Rob Guillory and Guy Davis. Ketner is also the artist on a series called Witch Doctor that you should be picking up for its four-issue run on Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint.
High praise for Ketner I know, but if you cracked open Witch Doctor to see the creature designs, the comedy, and the action you would understand what I am talking about. Ketner brings a dark-lined sketchiness that to the page that you don't usually see in his design work, but it works for a title like this one.
Ketner's partner-in-crime, Brandon Seifert, is writing the hell out of this series, instilling equal parts Exorcist, House and Caddyshack into this book. Witch Doctor is one part brash genius, part medical newcomer, and part childlike demon, with a new supernatural medical horror every month and interesting subplots that string along regular readers. Witch Doctor is impeccably crafted and a fun read to dive into right off the shelves, needing no prior introduction since each issue can stand primarily on its own. This issue deals with faeries, but these faeries ain't your Midsummer Night's Dream standards, but instead something that looks a hell of a lot more like a beetle than a faerie.
Pick this book up, it has the potential to be something unique and compelling on the stands, but incredibly entertaining at the same time. If you like horror, or action, or strange medical documentaries then I suggest a prescription of Witch Doctor for what ails you.
Review by: Martin John
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