Suspenseful story with the mystery deepening. Enjoyable action, interaction and the new character
Two separate scenes with characters eating and drinking in one issue seemed excessive but could have a meaning later
Rating ( 9.2 )
- Total score
The Witcher #2 continues the story of Geralt as he travels through the Black Forest and House of Glass with his new friend, Jakob, as they search for the latter’s wife. Considering the trouble they’ve already faced they’re suspicious of the door to the house being wide open, Geralt more than Jakob, and they treat it as an obvious trap. Geralt’s medallion is also registering dark magic and the sort so it only makes him feel even more uneasy but they push ahead getting separated in the process. There’s no sign of Marta, Jakob’s wife, or anyone else in the House of Glass. This wouldn’t last long as they’re ambushed by a ghoul who’s seemingly impervious to Geralt’s strongest attacks and who Jakob doesn’t stand a chance against. Geralt finally overcomes it but it doesn’t die, nor was it ever really alive, and instead it wanders off leading Geralt and Jakob to an even more gruesome find. Was it a mistake to pursue Marta into the House of Glass or is it just another day in the life of a witcher and a future story to be told?
The Witcher #2 is an enjoyable issue and another treat for fans of the Witcher and those unfamiliar with the character alike. There’s plenty of tension being built with the deliberate story being crafted by Tobin and the action is entertaining as we get a taste of the Witcher’s abilities. The new character is intriguing and I’m hoping some answers are given regarding the entire situation, and after two issues I believe the payoff will eventually be worth it.
Release Date: 4/23/14
Writer: Paul Tobin
Artist: Joe Querio