First Look: The Witcher #1
Yes, The Witcher
, the game that won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide, is going to become a comic book. However, before the video game The Witcher
was based on novels by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski and that is what this comic is based on.
The mini-series will be written by Eisner winner Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man
), drawn by Joe Querio (Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells A Rat
– yes, this is the actual name of a comic book) and colored by Carlos Badilla (Hack/Slash
). The cover art will be done by Dan Panosian (Irredeemables
) and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets
). Near the black forest, the monster hunter Geralt is about to meet a fisherman whose dead wife is haunting the House of Glass, which is filled with a ton of other horrors as well.
See the seven page preview of The Witcher #1
and my first impressions below.
I love how nonchalant Jacob is about his dead wife watching them. You know she’s been around for too long. The dialogue is decent though I can’t attest to how true Geralt’s character is versus the game since I haven’t play it yet. The plot also has some promise. However the backgrounds are poor with a barrage of unneeded lines. Then there’s Geralt, who looks like his game counterpart until the scene where he’s wrestling the Drowner. Then he’s denigrated to looking like a shriveled up old man. The color in his eyes is appropriately piercing though. So the art, with its poor quirky qualities, has its… passable moments.
The Witcher #1
will be available in comic book stores on March 19th
. The third video game in the series is also supposed to be released sometime during 2014.