Published: December 30th, 2015
Written by: Paul Tobin
Art by: Joe Querio
Based on: The Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski
Dark Horse Comics, 134 Pages
Since I was pleasantly surprised by the first Witcher comic book story, I didn’t waste much time picking this one up.
However, this one wasn’t as good as the first.
I still enjoyed it though and got through it in one sitting.
This one takes place primarily on a boat that is making its way up a river when the crew draws the ire of a supernatural threat due to one crew member killing this creature’s child.
Geralt of Rivia uses his wits to try and determine which threats are real and which are illusions created by the angered creature. This actually opens the story up quite a bit, as the crew of the ship are faced with several different threats throughout the story from zombie sailors, a maelstrom, killer snakes, killer crocs, dangerous fish beasts and all sorts of other goodies.
This wasn’t a bad story and I did like it but it didn’t have the impact or the emotion of the first. Still, I’m glad I read it and this plot would make for a good one-off episode of the television show.
That being said, I still look forward to reading the other volumes in The Witcher comic series.
Pairs well with: other Witcher comics.