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"Witch Hunter #1" Comic Review

Written by James Ferguson

Published by Monarch Comics


Written and lettered by Vincent Ferrante
Illustrated by Scott, Adauto Silva, Normand, Matt Westfall, and Toni Doya
Inked by Victor Dominicis and Mykelangelo
Colored by Alzir Alves and Eddie Torres
2019, 36 Pages


The Salem Witch Trials left a trail of bodies in its wake, but in the case of Jon Redmont, this one is still moving. The boy is resurrected 300 years later to combat a threat to the world. Imbued with the power of the rest of his coven, he sets out to fight evil as the Witch Hunter.

This indie series takes the idea of witches and witch hunting and turns it on its ear. Yes, witches were hunted in Salem years ago, but when you jump forward to the present day, it's the witch that's doing the hunting. Despite the persecution he and his coven felt back then, Jon still seeks to save the world.

This is a great concept, but it takes quite some time to get there. Every aspect of Jon's origin is explained in big blocks of exposition, so by the time things really get moving, you're exhausted. Some of this could have been shown instead of told and others could have been revealed as the story progressed. I'm hopeful that with all of this explained, it can get out of the way of the adventure.

The artwork in Witch Hunter #1 is rather uneven, mostly due to the different artists that contributed work to the book. Fortunately, this happens in different chapters, so it's not as jarring as it could have been jumping from one style to another. A good amount is blocky with characters standing in awkward positions or lacking detail.

Witch Hunter hits with a great premise, although it does takes awhile to really get going. With a foundation set, I'm interested to see what kind of evil Jon confronts in his role as a supernatural vigilante. It could be a mix between Batman and John Constantine if it plays its cards right.

Witch Hunter #1 is available online at the Monarch Comics store.


Story: Twoandahalfstars Cover
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Overall: 2 Star Rating


About The Author
James Ferguson
Lord of the Funny Books
James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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