Witch Doctor, Volume 1

Witch Doctor, Volume 1

by Brandon Seifert, Lukas Ketner
     
 
  • The Doctor is in! House M.D. meets Fringe in the first
    Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book
    Warren Ellis calls "Mental!"

Overview

  • The Doctor is in! House M.D. meets Fringe in the first
    Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book
    Warren Ellis calls "Mental!"

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Demonic possession isn’t just a spiritual matter, it’s a medical condition—and Dr. Vincent Morrow is an expert at curing patients of parasitic demons. A dizzyingly imaginative romp, this graphic novel reads a bit like a mashup of Doctor Who with Lovecraft, as Morrow trains his new assistant, paramedic Eric Gast, on such cases as a boy infected with multiple demons—Gerasene syndrome—and a rash of babies who seem to be possessed but are only the offspring of a demonic mother. While much of the fun comes from the pseudoscientific jargon that Morrow slings around, the real draw is Ketner’s art, which bursts with revolting-looking monsters, married with an ornate style torn from ’70s horror comics. As the story evolves we learn more about a bigger picture—the Archaeons are returning someday to end the world—and Dr. Morrow’s other assistant, a taciturn young woman named Penny Dreadful, who is a patient and a “cryptophage,” or monster eater. Ketner’s art does more than justice to all of this with energy and elegance. While the basic story line refers to similar comics and movies, Siefert and Ketner make it all their own with the exuberant execution. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607064411
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
601,426
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Meet the Author

Clive Barker is the worldwide bestselling author of the Books of Blood, and numerous novels including Imajica, The Great and Secret Show, Sacrament and Galilee. In addition to his work as a novelist and short story writer he also illustrates, writes, directs and produces for the stage and screen. His films include Hellraiser, Hellbound, Nightbreed and Candyman. His comic book work includes creating the Razorline imprint at Marvel Comics and the 3-D comic book Seduth with IDW Publishing.

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