Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special Review

by Nathan Koffler on October 31, 2018

Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Jock
Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth
Letterer: Clem Robins
Publisher: Image Comics

I am absolutely delighted that we got some more Wytches this Halloween because Wytches is maybe one of my favorite horror comic book series. This Halloween special is the biggest treat that Scott Snyder and company could give us and is also an amazing compliment to the series’ short run from a few years ago.

The original series was six issues of pure horror and emotion which really set it apart for me. Snyder does a fantastic job with everything he writes but this story always seems different to me. That may just be me imagining it though because I personally feel so connected to the characters and the story and that is what is what makes Wytches not just another horror comic book.

Sailor, the main character from the first six issues, is such an interesting and solid character and I was curious how this Bad Egg special would be able do that main character justice. Sure enough, we’re talking about Scott Snyder here, so of course he manages to make us fall in love with a new main character. Sebastian is wonderful to follow because he is strong, emotional, compassionate, and at the same time frustrated with the childhood that has been forced upon him. His desire to just be a kid with friends makes me empathize with him which then makes me feel more connected to him. Seeing Clara before she is the person we see in Wytches #1-6 astonished me and reading about her being so awesome upset me because I couldn’t help but remember what she is like in those first six issues.

That is only a small part of the amount of emotions that Snyder throws on us and it just gets stronger and stronger. Sebastian is a Wytch hunter which is not necessarily relatable to me of course but his emotions absolutely are relatable. His friendship with Jackson is lovely to watch and makes me want to take them both out of the comic book and give them an awesome normal life. It is so impressive that Snyder was able to make me have such a strong connection with these two main characters.

This Halloween special also kept the artstyle that I enjoyed so much from the series. I absolutely love the paint splattered on most pages because it adds a frightening atmosphere to the story. And speaking of scary art, it never fails, the Wytches are very terrifying to me. They are one of the only comic book visuals that actually kind of disturb me.

Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special is an excellent comic book to read this Halloween because it is sure to scare you, shock you, and will probably make the holiday a little somber for you. The Wytches team has filled an 80-page comic book with superb storytelling and gorgeous artwork that is absolutely worth your time and money.

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