Comic Review: Witchfinder: The Reign of Darkness #1 (Dark Horse Comics)

Dark Horse Comics brings you another detective and mystery story which is much more like Sherlock Holmes in Witchfinder The Reign of Darkness on its first issue. So yeah, I […]

Dark Horse Comics brings you another detective and mystery story which is much more like Sherlock Holmes in Witchfinder The Reign of Darkness on its first issue.

So yeah, I said it because this story is much like Sherlock Holmes, but this time, the story will take get something much more different than solving mysteries because it’s going to focus on magic and occults. The story is created by Mike Mignola and Chris Robberson, and it’s drawn by Christopher Mitten. On top of that, this comic is related to the world of Hellboy, it’s a spin-off comic from Hellboy which also focuses the story of magic. And I guess that’s where the magic is from for this Thanksgiving week.

The front cover shows any distinct order of flat and monochrome colors of red which is much like the Kill or be Killed comic from Image, and then there’s our protagonist on the lower middle looking serious as he’s going to crack another mystery on the go. The story follows that the detective Edward Grey became a knight after saving the Queen of England, however, he goes by the name of witchfinder which is more random than any man should take the job, and then he will go and hunt down one of the infamous serial killers which is Jack the Ripper. The thing about Sir Edward is that most investigations follow that people are practicing black magic and rituals as a series of sacrifices which relates to the killings around London. This is more than self-explanatory to tell that the people of London have been some ritual sacrifices that relate to murder. This comic would explain if there are some connections to the killings that the serial killer Jack the Ripper has done to practice magic or something. Other than the killings, the story is something else.

The story has more in complex to tell a story of the mystery between the murders that Jack the Ripper had killed and the practice of black magic which refers to a ritual sacrifice. The thing is that most of the other stories have a focus of magic and some sort, but I don’t know which concept does it make sense, does Jack the Ripper actually kills people or is practicing some magic to make people explode? The art is actually pretty good and it follows up the concept of the story, and most of his work was contributed to Dark Horse, DC Comics, Image, Marvel, IDW, etc. And most of his comic strips were put on sale which is amazing to have his work for your collection because his work is a work of art. If you rather read some random mystery story about murders and magic, then this comic is just for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, and I traveled a lot. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.