THE WITCHER: WITCH’S LAMENT #1/ Story by BARTOSZ SZTYBOR/ English Dialogue Adaptation by TRAVIS CURRIT/ Art and Cover by VANESA R. DEL REY/ Art Layout by JOHN STARR/ Colors by JORDIE BELLAIRE/ Letters by ADITYA BIDIKAR/ Variant Covers by ANATO FINNSTARK & STEFAN KOIDL/ Published by DARK HORSE COMICS
Geralt of Rivia is no stranger to death, having seen many innocents die and having killed many monsters in response. Yet his latest adventure, subduing a witch who killed five men, has left him feeling haunted by something besides a restless spirit. As Geralt seeks further employment, he finds himself experiencing disturbing visions, suggesting a darker power at work than he first suspected.
Fans of The Witcher books, games and television series will find Witch’s Lament to be an excellent contribution to the continuing saga of Geralt. The story by Bartosz Sztybor establishes an intriguing mystery and draws upon the mythology of the setting while still being accessible to newcomers who might come into this comic knowing nothing of The Witcher. The artwork by Vanesa Del Ray is suitably visceral and spooky, with the intricate linework being richly enhanced by Jordie Bellaire’s colors. Aditya Bidikar also contributes some interesting lettering effects. If you haven’t experienced the world of The Witcher before now, this is a fine place to start!
The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1 releases on May 26.2021.