Friday, July 22, 2011

Witch Doctor #2

Written by Brandon Seifert
Art by Lukas Ketner

I like this book, and was pleased to learn that it will be returning in another series next year, after this four-issue run is completed.  The premise behind Witch Doctor is that our intrepid Dr. Morrow confronts and treats supernatural issues with a medical approach (although really, nothing in medicine is so bizarre as what we see here).

In this issue, he and his team are called in to investigate a case of a cuckoo fairy, who is eating human babies and replacing them with her own demonic offspring.  This case takes up less of the issue than the ones that occupied the doctor in the two previous issues (don't forget there was a zero issue published in The Walking Dead), but that is because Siefert has started introducing a larger supporting cast; we meet Absinthe O'Riley this month, who is the curator of  museum, and is hunting some kind of sea creature.

This comic is frequently amusing, as Seifert has cooked up a number of interesting twists on supernatural standards, and Ketner is having a blast designing all sorts of strange devices and creatures.  This is a pretty unique comic, and it deserves some attention.

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