Post by henrythemorerecent on Nov 18, 2014 17:58:47 GMT -5
I didn't pick this up, even though Snyder is God, because witches didn't interest me. Magic and witchcraft, never liked it in comics. Then I picked up issue #1 and just read that essay in the back that he wrote. And then bought #1 and #2.
That story about him as a kid, minus the "incident" was me as a kid, down to the abandoned car as a "base". And hearing someone else talk about things like that made me so freaking nostalgic.
And this story he's written is so mysterious and sinister. And not at all what I was expecting.
And if I ever get the chance I'll thank him, because when I was that age and going on adventures and stuff like that, I also loved writing stories and my dream was to become a writer. But then I became a teenager and thought being in a band was cooler (idiot). And after reading this comic, I instantly wanted to write again. And have been flat out for the last 2 weeks. Not saying its good, but it feels amazing.
I'll keep buying this book even if I start to hate it because it made me feel like a kid again. Strange thing for such a horrible, scary story to do.
This is my favorite new series of the past six months, despite only being two issues in. Wytches, along with Snyder's work on The Wake, have confirmed my belief that he is one of the best horror writers across any and all mediums. He implements a sense of dread, creepiness, and lurking terror that is unmatched in anything I have read over the past year. Really top notch stuff.
Post by toxicsooner on Dec 4, 2014 19:41:25 GMT -5
I really like this book...Snyder's story telling is great and Jock's art is wonderful. I agree, JOCK's art is better in the action and tone panels rather than the intimate moments, but overall it's still good.
As much as I like it, I'm still thinking about trade waiting it. The great thing about this book for me is the anticipation and dread & I enjoy these types of stories more as a collection rather than a month to month.
I sort of assumed this would be more American Vampire in the mythology and story, each arc building and building. So revealing too much too soon seemed a bit weird. But from what Snyder has said, it seems like this first arc is very standlone and its own thing.
I also love his comparisons to child-like storytelling. One thing I didn't even notice I loved until he said it in that interview was how everything is simple and straightforward. Because he doesn't usually do simple and straightforward. Every story he's done has a lot of research, history and science to it. This feels like a fairy tale.
Also that page towards the end of the book where Charlie is hugging Sailor, such an amazing page.