Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Comic Book Day: Wytches #1

Let me start by apologising for my absence recently, I had a nasty cold last week and didn't feel like blogging or writing up my 'Seven Things Sunday'. I've also decided to stop doing STS as it was making me be lazy about blogging. Instead of writing up full posts I kept thinking 'Oh I can just put this in my STS post'. Hopefully better quality blogging shall ensue!

I've mentioned before that I've started reading a few comics here and there, and this has now grown to a total of five comics that are currently on my boyfriend's pull list for me (I should really start my own one). So I've decided to make it a weekly thing to talk about the comics I get every week and what I think of them, and so forth.

This week Wytches was released. I've been really excited about reading this for a while now, I've read a lot of excellent reviews and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I think this may be the darkest comic I've picked up so far, and one of the most interesting. I was completely gripped (and terrified) the whole time I was reading.

Right from the outset I was gasping out loud at this. I think the first time I gasped James turned to me and asked how I could be shocked so early on. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I found the opening scenes (which are set in the early 1900s) very chilling. It quickly moved on to present day where you meet a nice family who have just moved. You very quickly realise something isn't quite right here, and their story begins to unfold.

I have to say I love the artwork in this, I love that the witches aren't your stereotypical witches on brooms but instead are incredibly terrifying ancient beings. I would not want to read this at night time. In fact, just thinking about it at this time of night is making me want to sleep with the light on. I was left with a bit of a cliffhanger, and I am very eager to find out what's going on, although I don't think I'm going to find any peace of mind here.

I also really enjoyed reading Snyder's explanation of where the inspiration for this story came from, although it only served to make me feel even more uneasy. I can't wait to see where this goes, although I am worried that I'm going to start having nightmares before too long!

Bryony :)

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