Review: Wytches: Bad Egg Halloween Special
It’s always amazing the people you end up becoming friends with. It’s interesting to see how people become friends in literature and especially in comics. Take the comic Archer and Armstrong, where one person was hired to kill the other only to become friends when they realize that they both had been lied to. As entertaining as it is to see these relationships blossom, the ones that are made in horror stories, to me, usually are the most relatable. In the Halloween Special, Wytches: Bad Egg, we find two boys who should not be friends find a common bond in the dark and murky world of Wytches.
We meet Sebastian Clay, a normal adolescent boy, on his way to school, where one of his friend’s fathers, stops t pick him up but when he refuses, he tries to abduct Sebastian. This is where we find out his mother just so happens to be part of a lineage of some of the most ruthless Wytch hunters in history, “The Irons,” as she rescues her son and kills his friend’s father, who just so happens to be a Wytch. We also meet Jackson Belle, Sebastian’s best friend, whose lineage is the complete opposite of Sebastian’s, as he belongs to a family of Wytches, known as the “High Horns.” As the two friends struggle with who the other is, their bond is tried as family and tradition cast long shadows on their identities.
Overall, it’s a beautiful story in this gory horror filled world which will make the reader appreciate your friendships. The story by Scott Snyder is gripping, complicated and heartfelt. The art by Jock is enthralling and remarkable. Altogether, this story more than proves that this team is at best when they dive deep into the darkest recesses of their minds.
Story: Scott Snyder Art: Jock
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy
Image Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review