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The Witcher Receives New Limited-Edition Print and Comic

Ahead of the May 26 release of The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1 in comic shops, fans will be able to purchase a limited edition print and comic bundle through Dark Horse Direct with exclusive art and cover by Anato Finnstark.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament follows famed witcher Geralt after a routine hunt. But when the captured witch is burned at the stake, Geralt is haunted by images of her death, and a harrowing warning begins to take shape. Soon, Geralt finds himself drawn into the mystery surrounding this heinous persecution. The story is brought to life by acclaimed CD PROJEKT RED writer and narrative manager Bartosz Sztybor, joined by artist Vanesa R. del Rey, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Aditya Bidikar.

Included in the bundle is The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1 and an 11”x17” fine art lithograph print which is full-bleed and hand-numbered, and printed on silver foil paper. The bundle will be limited to a print run of 300, so order yours today!

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament Comic Bundle arrives May 2021, and is available for purchase through Dark Horse Direct for $49.99.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament Comic Bundle

The World of The Witcher Continues in Witch’s Lament

Acclaimed CD PROJEKT RED writer and narrative manager Bartosz Sztybor is joined by artist Vanesa R. del Rey, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Aditya Bidikar for the latest comic series from the world of the hit videogame The Witcher in The Witcher: Witch’s Lament beginning May 26, 2021.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament follows famed witcher Geralt after a routine hunt. But when the captured witch is burned at the stake, Geralt is haunted by images of her death, and a harrowing warning begins to take shape. Soon, Geralt finds himself drawn into the mystery surrounding this heinous persecution.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1 (of four) arrives May 26, 2021.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #1

Dark Horse Reveals The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Bookends

In partnership with CD PROJEKT RED, Dark Horse Deluxe has announced the upcoming The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Bookends, arriving Summer 2021.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Bookends are inspired by the architecture of Kaer Morhen, the ruined keep where witchers of the School of the Wolf were trained in the hit video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from CD PROJEKT RED. This set of two polyresin bookends each stand at 8 inches tall, 7 inches wide and 5.25 inches deep and are the perfect addition to any witcher’s library.

Looking to add to the tomes you’ve collected through your journey? Check out Dark Horse’s line of graphic novels from the world of The Witcher 3including The Witcher Omnibus TPB, The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame TPB, and the upcoming The Witcher Volume 5: Fading Memories TPBarriving July 7, 2021.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Bookends will be available August 8, 2021, and are available for pre-order now through your local comic shop for $139.99.

Review: The Witcher: Fading Memories #1

The Witcher: Fading Memories #1

I’m certainly someone who jumped on The Witcher train late. Once the stories of Geralt of Rivia were on Netflix, I ate them up. I jumped into the books, into Witcher 3 on PS 4, and then last but not least, the Dark Horse stories that were published. Truth be told, I’m not an easy sell on licensed comics. I do tend to feel they never do proper justice in the medium to where the stories originate. That said, I think The Witcher stories Dark Horse has published are pretty great.

In The Witcher: Fading Memories #1, Geralt’s work as a slayer of beasts has slowed of late and he takes up work with a fisherman only to be pulled away to fight foglets. Something isn’t quite right with the behavior of the foglets, leaving Geralt wanting to stay longer to investigate.

Part of what works is the build-up with the Witcher’s adventures. There’s some exceptionally good groundwork built here for a story that bounced between his work helping Badreine’s mayoress with the murderous foglets to his work as a fisherman. I credit Bartosz Sztybor with crafting an intriguing first chapter.

Amad Mir’s artwork lends itself to establishing a dark and murky atmosphere to Geralt’s adventure. It’s not the most detailed artwork but that’s alright. The coloring did fit but I would have liked a bit more of an expanded color palette.

Overall, I’m not overly impressed with the art but I am enjoying where the story is going. I’m still looking to take in as much of the Witcher’s adventures that I can and The Witcher: Fading Memories #1 continues to help the comic book stories of the Witcher excel in this medium.

Story: Bartosz Sztybor Art: Amad Mir
Color: Hamidreza Sheykh Letterer: Steve Dutro
Story: 8.0 Art: 5.0 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Read

Dark Horse Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Explore The Witcher’s Adventures with the Dark Horse Witcher Sale

From books to video games and television, The Witcher has blown up, and here’s your opportunity to explore more adventures and save with the “Dark Horse Witcher Sale“. It’s currently going on comiXology right now.

You can save 50% on collections and single issues are just $0.99. There’s 32 comics on sale now.

But, set off on your adventure quick as the sale ends on November 23, 2020.

The Witcher Vol. 1

Dark Horse to Produce a New Water Bottle Line with a Portion of the Proceeds Donated to the Environmental Defense Fund

Dark Horse has announced a brand-new line of environmentally friendly products for a new age, collectible water bottles. With designs from some of the comics Dark Horse has to offer, including Umbrella Academy, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcherwith more to follow! The first line-up will arrive February 2021.

Each 17-ounce stainless-steel water bottle is double-wall insulated, so whether you’re time traveling or fighting monsters, your water bottle will keep your beverage the perfect temperature, either hot or cold.

A portion of each bottle Dark Horse sells will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund, an organization dedicated to preserving the world’s natural resources.

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Black Widow: Widow's Sting #1

It’s a new week and while we’re focused on the election in the United States tomorrow, we’re still going to bring you lots of comic news and reviews. We’re kicking that off with our morning roundup of news from around the web and so much more to come today and this week!

How to Love Comics – Your Easy Guide To The Witcher Comics – If you’re interested in hopping into the comics after the television show or video games.

Kotaku – Joe Biden Has A Fortnite Island Now – Intriguing. Not sure how much of an impact so close to the election but it’s definitely a fascinating decision and something to watch.

Kotaku – Spider-Man: Miles Morales Has An Into The Spider-Verse Suit – Who’s getting this game when it comes out?

Reviews

CBR – Black Widow: Widow’s Sting #1
NPR – Blue in Green
Atomic Junk Shop – Dragman
Collected Editions – Flash Forward
Hollywood Soapbox – Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter
The Hashtag Show – Power Rangers: Sins of the Future
Comic Attack – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin #1
Flickering Myth – Trick ‘r Treat Omnibus
Talking Comics – X of Swords: Stasis #1

McFarlane Releases Exclusive Collectibles During Walmart’s Colelctor Con October Event

McFarlane Toys has launched several exclusive collectible action figures offered only on Walmart.com as part of the retailer’s Collector Con that started today, Oct 1st and are available at now

Following on the success of Walmart’s Summer Collector Con, McFarlane Toys and Walmart have teamed up to bring collectors and fans exclusive offerings and first available pre-orders of collectible action figures based McFarlane Toys’ licensing partnerships with the best global and fan-favorite brands.

Here’s a list of McFarlane Toys’ exclusive 7-inch action figures available:

DC Multiverse – McFarlane Gold Label Collection: Batman Designed by Todd McFarlane 
McFarlane Gold Label Collection: Todd McFarlane’s Mandarin Spawn (Blue)
DC Multiverse – Batman: Arkham Asylum Bronze
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – McFarlane Gold Label Collection: Geralt of Rivia
DOOM Eternal – Marauder Bronze
Warhammer 40,000 – Necron Warrior Artist Proof
Mortal Kombat – Kitana: Battle Kahnum Skin

Also, available for the first time on pre-order are 7-inch collectible figures:

Mortal Kombat – Sub-Zero Winter Purple Skin
My Hero Academia – Shota Aizawa
Warhammer 40,000 – Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister

Visit Walmart’s Collector Con shop now! Quantities are limited, so don’t miss your chance to bring home the hottest collectibles! Prices range from $19.99 to $39.99.

McFarlane Toys and CD Projekt Red Team Up for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Action Figure

One of the most critically acclaimed and popular video game franchises has linked up with one of the most innovative and creative action figure manufacturers. In a partnership with CD PROJEKT RED, McFarlane Toys has announced the addition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt action figure into their Fall 2020 lineup with the reveal of witcher Geralt of Rivia. A master of the sword, adept at combat magic, and with finely-honed witcher senses, Geralt was forged at the elite School of the Wolf and is considered one of the deadliest witchers ever trained.

The Geralt of Rivia 12-inch figure will be featured wearing his signature Kaer Morhen armor and will include Geralt’s silver and steel swords with sheaths, monster head trophies, and The Witcher branded base.

McFarlane Toys’ Geralt of Rivia 12-inch figure will be available for pre-order in mid-Oct at Amazon.com and available at Best Buy, Walmart.com and specialty retailers worldwide in November 2020. MSRP $39.99.

Fans will start to see additional new The Witcher action figures from McFarlane Toys rolling out on retailer shelves in 2021.

McFarlane Toys The Witcher

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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1

Things are ramping up and we’ve got some interviews coming at you over the next few days, reviews, and so much more! While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

The Beat – RIP Martin Pasko – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

The Comics Journal – Richard Sala 1955-2020 – Our thought are also with his friends and family.

The Beat – A YEAR OF FREE COMICS: Follow the comedic adventures of Basri and Hector in ELF & WARRIOR – Free comics!

Newsarama – KICKSTARTER’s Comics Outreach Lead CAMILLA ZHANG Laid Off – It’ll be interesting to see who, if anyone fills the role, if anyone ever does.

CBR – Did Jack Kirby Ever Draw Wolverine in a Comic Book? – Hadn’t thought about this, but now that it’s brought up…

Variety – The CW Acquires Rights to ‘Swamp Thing,’ ‘Tell Me a Story’ – Interesting.

Book Riot – Hmmm: How to Read The Witcher Books and Comics – For those wondering where to start and where to go from there.

Reviews

The Beat – A Man & His Cat
Newsarama – Bad Karma #1
Newsarama – Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1

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