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Saturday Morning Review: Wytches #2

Series: Wytches
Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jock
Inker: Matt Hollingsworth

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Summary from Comixology: “A busload of children disappears in the woods. A strange bite grows on a girl’s neck. And the wytches are getting closer, creeping from the woods. Be there for the terrifying second chapter of the new smash hit, WYTCHES.”

Overview:
Issue one of Wytches, which came out last month, was met with unbelievable love and not a single bad thing was said about the issue. This though, led many people to have speculation that the second issue wouldn’t be able to live up to the hype. Let me tell you, this issue was absolutely amazing. It was so much more creepy then issue one, and that is saying a lot.

Highs:
Scott Snyder and Jock make a wonderful team, and it’s great seeing them work together. Batman: The Black Mirror was a delightfully terrifying story. When it comes to horror comics, Jock and Snyder are THE horror team. I am really enjoying the character development in this series so far. We know Sailor is a little off from the attack in the woods, and her father doesn’t really understand what in the hell is going on. But can you blame him? It was said that Sailor’s mother was in an accident involving a deer which left her in a wheelchair, and in this issue we find out the truth. Believe me when I say, it’s bone chilling. While reading this issue, I have never been so creeped out by thee simple sounds “Chit Chit Chit.” Also, this issue has one of the scariest covers I have ever seen. Just looking at it gives me terrible chills.

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Lows:
There was a scene in the comic where Sailor is running away from a situation and she steels a school bus, well the problem with this scene is it’s confusing trying to figure out who just saw her drive by. It was really difficult, for me at least, to tell if the character was Reg or Charlie. But, besides that I really had no other complaints with the book. It was a great pace and it kept you on the edge of your seat while reading it.

The Final Say:
As I was walking from my car to the house Wednesday night, I was terrified. The leaves were crushing under my feet and the sky was clear, I was worried I had been pledged and was being watched by eyes and gaping mouths whispering “Gotttt…..You….” If you are a fan of horror, you need to get your hands on this series and embrace the nightmares that will surely come to you. This read was a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Head to your LCS and pick this issue up! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!

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