Review: The Westwood Witches TPB
Jack Kurtzberg is a successful writer of young witch romance bestsellers – and he hates it so much. Suffering from writer’s block, he decides to move back to his hometown, not knowing that his new neighbors are witches, the kind of demon worshipers that would kill anyone who could disturb their dominion in Westwood.
The Westwood Witches is across between Stephen King’s The Shining, with a large helping of Twilight Zone, and a small dash of Stepford Wives for good measure. The big difference is this has lot more gore, violence, and of course witches. This book is definitely not for children or the faint of heart. If you are fan of graphic, occult filled graphic novels, this is one I would recommend.
If I had to describe the art style in two words; I would choose “gritty,” and “dark.” While most of the novel is set in the small town of Westwood, the few shots we get of LA is a much more grand style. Where as Westwood, seems more small town with a secret. The characters are detailed and realistic, without being over the top. Even the more occult themed panels are superb.
Story: El Torres Art: Abel García
Story: 9.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.25 Recommendation: Buy
Amigo Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review