The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #2

Dark Horse Comics

Written by Bartosz Sztybor

Art by Vanesa R. Del Rey

Colors by Jordie Bellaire

Letters by Aditya Bidikar

The Rundown: Geralt’s search for Giltine leads him to an unusual encampment.

Geralt finds Giltine in the settlement of a mysterious group. When he tries to take Giltine home, she makes a stunning vow. Later, Geralt is awakened from a prophetic dream by the heads of the settlement who offer him sanctuary. Then, Geralt and Giltine participate in a unusual meeting with several others. This eventually leads to a deadly altercation and a sad revelation. A group leader later shares something that may later be helpful to Geralt’s situation. Finally, Giltine makes the decision to leave the settlement with Geralt.

The Story: I was really surprised by the turn this chapter made. Sztybor gifts us with a narrative that is thoughtful and emotionally complex. Those familiar with mental health therapy will recognize several ideologies intertwined in magic and combat. I am really curious how this plot line will evolve.

The Art: The illustrations in this issue are well done and interesting. The dark color palate fits well with the tone of the story. I found this to be a transportive and eye catching issue.

The Witcher: Witch’s Lament #2



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