Jon Redmont is Witch Hunter--killed as a boy during the Salem witch hunts, he is resurrected three centuries later to battle a secret society bent on remaking the world through the magic they are stealing from humanity.
In the past few issues, Witch Hunter has started to question his purpose, as he's finding out that what he knows of his own past may not be entirely true. Issue #11 has a Shakespearean theme to it, as the infamous Lady Macbeth herself makes an appearance. Freed from an artifact that served as her prison, Lady Macbeth uses Witch Hunter's self-doubt to manipulate him, causing him to do something he never imagined--hurt someone close to him.
Ferrante does an excellent job of weaving the character of Lady Macbeth and a good amount of Shespearean dislogue into the story, while keeping the things grounded in the Witch Hunter universe. This series started out with clear lines drawn between good and evil, but those lines have blurred as of late, and Ferrante is putting readers through the wringer right alongside his main character.
Vin Ferrante's Witch Hunter series has been consistently enjoyable from the start, and the main character's story is getting more intriguing with each issue. Filled with imaginative characters, supernatural adventures and a healthy dose of humor, Witch Hunter has a little something for everybody.
4.5 out of 5 Queens of Manipulation
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