Writer and Artist: Ariel Ries
Thanks to Lion Forge for providing a copy for review.
Witchy is probably one of the most perfect reads for this October. Full of magic, fantasy and characters that will have you on your feet rooting for them. You may think you’ve heard or read most tales of witches and their magic lore before. But, with Witchy you find yourself learning a fascinating amount of something new.
Most great heroes start their story with a tragic backstory, and a defiance of government. With Nyneve, we get all of that within the first two chapters along with a stunning dive into the source of a witch’s power. The longer the hair, the stronger the power. Although, the length of hair is a double edged sword. Long is powerful, but also dangerous. Too dangerous and you become an enemy of your kingdom, and must be dealt with. I pretty much fell in love with this take on witch lore. As a woman myself, I do care about my own hair and to read that its the source of witchy power was a lot of fun.
This underlying danger is a constant presence within Nyneve’s life, especially after losing her father. She struggles in controlling her power, and concealing her true length of hair. Once her secret is revealed, she does the unthinkable and is forced to flee. Along her travels she meets unlikely friends, a bubbling rebellion and discovers secret truths of her kingdom. All the while, learning bits and pieces of her family’s past and being stuck with a very talkative raven as a traveling companion. You won’t be able to put down this story of Witchy, it will follow you till your able to read more and get some answers. I know I’ll be thinking about this comic for a while to come, or at least till I can get my hands on the next volume.
By the end of Witchy you will be begging for more of Nyneve’s journey, and grasping at any news of a sequel.
Witchy is now available.