Thoughts from Matt Taylor
Like a hand reaching out at you from the dark, issue 2 of Wytches has started to reveal it’s story, and it’s terrifying.
Issue 1 left us wondering what happened to the main character, Sailor Rooks, after a nighttime visit from an unknown creature. Since then things have gone from the eerily creepy to outright terrifying, with Sail and her family trying to physically and mentally recover from her attack.
Horror can be a hard thing to pin down, but the consistent feeling of dread the flashes of pure evil keep the reader moving at just the right pace. I never wanted to stay still too long out of a genuine fear for the characters, and though I don’t want to spoil anything, this second issue ends with more than one member of the Rooks family in danger.
With art by Jock, Wytches continues with it’s beautiful, twisted style, which leaves the reader feeling out of joint and helps to backs up Scott Snyder’s terrifying writing. Streaks of colour and lines keep everything slightly out of focus, half hiding the terrifying reality on every page. What was once a hollow in a tree can quickly become a moving, monstrous figure climbing out of the page and burning its image into your memory.
The real question is, why are Sailor and her family the targets of these creatures? Who has pledged them to the Wytches.
Wytches is a must read title, with issue 3 expected on December 3rd.
To hear what a group of the BC team think about Wytches listen to the extract below from our latest Podcast