Wytches, Vol. 1 (No-Spoiler) Review

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Happy October, everybody!! ❀ This is my favorite time of the year, so expect plenty of horror and Halloween related posts this month. To kick things off, I figured we’d start with a review of the first volume of Wytches. I’d heard some really good things about this comic and it did not let me down. In fact, it wound up being even cooler than I expected, with some really interesting twists on the conventional “witches” of some of our darker fairy tales of old.

The way this story beautifully unfolds the further you get into it kind of makes it hard to gush about without spoiling anything, but I’ll do my best. Although this is definitely a gritty horror story, the heart of it revolves around family, specifically the bond between a father and his daughter. It’s great because it doesn’t try to present a “perfect family”, but rather one with flaws but where there is genuine love. They definitely have their ups and downs. It made the characters and the world they live in feel more genuine, despite the supernatural hellish nightmare going on all around them.

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This is, in my opinion, a really creative spin on witches (or “wytches” as they are called in the story) and witch hunting. It isn’t just a “burn the witch!” sort of thing, with the story even addressing some of the all-too-real witch hysteria that plagued our own history. The way these ancient wytches have managed to survive all these years was pretty interesting, too. You can tell Scott Snyder put a lot of thought into this when coming up with and writing the story. I want so badly to go into all the little details that I enjoyed, but I feel it’s better for people to learn them as they go along. I’m just a sucker for all those cool little tidbits authors come up with when worldbuilding.

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All in all, volume 1 was a great introduction to the story and I really wish there was already a volume 2 out so I could read that as well. This was a solid horror comic and one I look forward to reading more of one day. πŸ™‚

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Looking forward to sharing lots of horror/Halloween posts with you guys this month, and talking about tons of beasties and things that go bump in the night! πŸ˜€

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21 thoughts on “Wytches, Vol. 1 (No-Spoiler) Review”

      1. Yayyy… I was starting to think I was the only non-tech savvy person left alive. I was trying to sound like I understood exactly what an ebook was haha. I assume it’s an online book and something to with a nimble or is it a kindle? I don’t know, DONT CARE! Real books are so much better than online stuff. I’ll have to see if I can find it.

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      2. Haha no worries, you are not alone! πŸ˜› My tech skills and knowledge are pathetic. I definitely prefer real books, but I will admit the kindle definitely has its advantages as well. Especially when traveling. You can have a ton of books to pick from, but all in a very confined and easy to carry around space. I hope you can find a copy of Wytches though! It’s a good one. πŸ™‚

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      3. An update. First the book store said sorry can’t help you so I started searching ebay again but then some young whipper snapper from the book store called and said she’s read it and will be able to get it for me. Yayyyy

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  1. Thank you for the review! Another great graphic novel that I am interested in. Witches were always one of my favorite things about Halloween. I dressed up as a witch all through childhood because who wouldn’t want to have magical powers? This is one of the funniest times of the year! I can’t wait for the pumpkin decorating contest at work again, it’s going to be fun!

    -Luna πŸ™‚

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    1. That is so cool that your work does a pumpkin decorating contest. I think my work does one too from what I hear, but this is my first Halloween there, so we’ll see. πŸ˜€ We did have a pineapple decorating contest over the Summer, so why the heck not? πŸ˜›
      I agree, this is definitely the funnest time of year. I love Halloween. ❀

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