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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, Bandette), 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, Deadpool). 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.   Witcher #1 Preview Full   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.


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An all-around nerdette, I’m a comic book connoisseur, horror aficionado, video game addict, anime enthusiast and an aspiring novelist/comic book writer. I am the head of the comic book department and the editor-in-chief of Entertainment Fuse. I also write and edit articles for Comic Frontline. I am also an intern at Action Lab Entertainment, a comic book publisher at which I edit comic book scripts, help work on images in solicitations and help with other comic book related project. My own personal website is comicmaven.com.

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