While we’re only six issues in, Vin Ferrante’s Witch Hunter has already shown us a universe populated with colorful characters and an epic struggle of good versus evil. Issue six takes the title character to the realm of the Queen of the Dragons, where he learns a little more about how the Illuminati-like Scarlet Circle plans to cleanse the earth of humanity and return it to the elder races (dwarves, elves, dragon-kin, etc.). We also see how the leader of the Scarlet Circle (Elesar) has manipulated even his closest allies, and that no one really knows what his real plans are yet.
Like any issue of Witch Hunter, this one is brimming with humor and action, as Witch Hunter first tries to talk his way out of a bad spot, but eventually has to settle things with gun, blade, fist and foot. What continues to impress me about this series though, is the amount of world-building that Ferrante is doing in each issue. Every one is filled with new characters and locations, and you’re always seeing something new.
I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention the absolutely gorgeous cover art by Frank Brunner. He’s been doing covers since the second issue, but this is his best one to date in my opinion. As an added bonus, you also get to see the inks of that cover in the back of the issue.
For me, Witch Hunter is equal parts Hanna-Barbera cartoon and Dungeons & Dragons adventure, seasoned with a pinch of Lovecraft. It’s an immensely entertaining series, and each issue can’t come fast enough for me.
4.5 out of 5 My Kind Of Dragons
Note: You can pick up the first seven issues of Witch Hunter at New York Comic Con this week. Head over to booth #1921, where you can meet Vin Ferrante, take pics with The Iron Queen, and grab a bunch of great comics!