The Dark Horse Book Of Witchcraft

August 26, 2015 - Comment

The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft conjures up weird tales of horror and magic the likes of which one seldom sees in graphic novels. Mignola returns with another Hellboy story; Thompson (Scary Godmother) and Dorkin (Dork, Hectic Planet) return to their characters in the stunning “Stray” story, the surprise hit of the first volume in

The Dark Horse Book of Witchcraft conjures up weird tales of horror and magic the likes of which one seldom sees in graphic novels. Mignola returns with another Hellboy story; Thompson (Scary Godmother) and Dorkin (Dork, Hectic Planet) return to their characters in the stunning “Stray” story, the surprise hit of the first volume in this series. Morse (Ancient Joe, Soulwind) presents an evocative and carefully researched tale of old Salem, digging into the madness of the accusations leveled there, which ended more than thirty lives in a few short months.

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D. G. D. Davidson "www.scificatholic.com" says:

Which Witch? What are we to make of this odd little book? The comic stories range from great (Mignola’s Hellboy short, “The Troll Witch,”) to dull (Allie, Lee, Horton, Stewart and Madsen’s “The Flower Girl”) to having nothing to do with witches (Ricketts and Phillips’s “Golden Calf Blues”). The most artistically exceptional piece is the reprint of a “rare” Clark Ashton Smith short story, “Mother of Toads,” which is gross and well illustrated in black-and-white by Gary Gianni. Second best is Mignola’s…

Honest Reviewer says:

Great Concept, Poor Execution And Delivery = Failure Wow. I was pretty excited when I got the book. Boy was I disappointed. I assumed it was going to be a collection of comics pertaining to witchcraft. I was only partially right. There are some comics but the majority of the book is a short story and an interview with a Wiccan. Alas, one of the comics, “Golden Calf Blues”, has absolutley nothing to do with witchcraft. With regards to the interview with the Wiccan, it didn’t fit the book. The book was mostly about the figure of the witch in…

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