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WITCH DOCTOR: MALPRACTICE is still riding high on a wave of black
humor and even blacker magic since its debut in last November. As each issue
continues to drop, fans are grabbing up the releases like they can cure cancer,
and who can blame them? An engrossing mix of the supernatural and medical drama, the comic is reminiscent of HELLBLAZER
if John Constantine had a medical license. Issue four proves to be just as
addictive as the first, delivering on a steady stream of the macabre.
Building up to issue four, Dr. Morrow has been everywhere
trying to rid himself of said parasite, a magical entity that, given enough
time, will take over his body and make him bend him to the beck and call of his
enemies. From a homeless, magical man coined Old Man Moonshine to the dark
surgeons of Hell, his search for the antidote had gotten him everywhere he doesn't
want to be, with no answers to show for it. Eventually, he throws caution to
the wind and decides to play fair, delivering the book to the shadowy figures,
but planning to double cross them. Little did he know that not only were they
going to double cross him as well, but even they had no idea how to cure him.
Suddenly, secrets and intrigue abound! What do the strange people, revealed to
be a second rate magician and two monsters, really want with the book? What are
they planning to do to the now captured Penny Dreadful and why is one of the
parasites in Dr. Morrow's lung the size of a small dragon?
Though this particular story arc is only slated for six issues,
WITCH DOCTOR has all the right components to become a staple of the
Image/Skybound line. Writer Brandon Seifert is still going strong, dropping the
good doctor in and out of trouble on a whim, while holding a solid grasp of
occult practices and beliefs from around the world. His sharp humor keeps the
comic fresh while the blood and horror flows freely without flooding the story.
Lukas Ketner, meanwhile, is a perfect match for Seifert, illustrating the story
with a quick style that plays well with the subject. With these two behind the
series, it's about as solid as horror gets.
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