The Witcher – Fox Children #1

8 Overall Score
Art: 7/10
Dialogue: 8/10
Story: 8/10

Has a nice adventure feel to it.

Everything's kinda ugly.

The Witcher – Fox Children #1
(W) Paul Tobin (A/CA) Joe Querio
Dark Horse Comics
2015

This book jumps into action and feels exciting from the first scene to the last. From awaking in the middle of the night to facing unknown river dangers, the tension doesn’t let up, and the sense of adventure doesn’t fade, even when trolls are just trying to be friendly.

The Witcher isn’t the prettiest book, but there’s a real quality in the gritty details. The naked dwarf is a cause for some levity when facing a fight to the death, and the grizzled veterans may be a bit on the beat side of things, but that relays their experience and value. I’d like the art a whole lot more if everything weren’t so colorless, but even that lends itself to realism. Can they help it if there’s a lot of greenery in the wilderness?

The writing is much better, flowing smoothly from humorous one moment to tense the next. The characters may argue, but their friendship is evident, and that camaraderie really shines. There’s a lot of space spent explaining things, but that’s pretty understandable for a first issue. We have to catch up the new readers somehow!

Fox Children #1 reminds me a lot of my favorite Dungeons and Dragons comic – part danger, part fun, and all adventure and excitement. It does an excellent job of making these characters seem exotic, especially when everyone goes on and on about how bad ass a Witcher really is. It’s a fun read, and I’m all set for a fun adventure now. I’ll be back for issue 2 just as soon as it’s ready.

 

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