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Wytches, Volume 1

(Wytches #1-6)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  14,497 ratings  ·  1,908 reviews
Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they're hopeful about starting over. But something ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 24th 2015 by Image Comics (first published October 8th 2014)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was rather fascinating! It wasn't as scary as I thought it'd be, but it was still creepy. Interested to see what happens in the next volume. ...more
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Wytches was another comic my spooky friend sent me in a Halloween Horror gift basket.
(view spoiler)
And I have to say, I was pretty excited when I saw it because it was one that I had been dying to read for quite some time now. In fact, out of all the cool stuff they sent me, this was the first thing I read.


I gotta say I was somewhat disappointed.
Not all the way disappointed, I thought this was going to be my favorite thing in the box, but once I read it, I
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Creepy good but still too many to develop.

This collected edition contains the comic book title “Wytches” #1 to #6.

Creative Team:

Writer: Scott Snyder

Illustrator: Jock

Colors: Matt Hollingsworth

Letters: Clem Robins


The woods are full of horrors

I met several positive reviews around about this title, so I thought that it could be good to give it a chance, and I am glad that I did it.

Scott Snyder (the writer) crafted a creepy good tale, where it’s unavoidable (at
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I've been lusting for this book ever since I first saw it.
Then I get it gifted to me.
Then I end up not really liking it.
I'm such a loser. That's okay though. I'm gonna send it to Kelly and Mitchell so if you plan on trolling me just hold off and you can get on her review soon.

Sailor Rook's family moves to the creepy town of Litchfield, NH. (Don't move there)..Seems like Sailor or Sail *gag* has some angsty problems and needed to be moved away from them.
Everyone already knows about her though.
Sean Gibson
Jan 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Sometimes I’m a fan of creepy. Not creepy like “Hmm, I’m not entirely sure the way that guy brushed his pelvis against me on the Metro was accidental” creepy, but who doesn’t love a good, adrenaline-inducing shot of terrifying horror now and again?

Wytches gives you that…but, maybe in a larger quantity than would be optimal for yours truly. A little creepy goes a long way. It’s like Icy Hot—you pull your groin, you don’t want to do more than dab a little of that on the affected area, lest you end
Sam Quixote
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Spooky spoilers ahead. Well, not really. Spooky that is.


But seriously, I do get very deep into the comic so if you’re just wondering whether I’d rec this or not, my answer is not. However if you’ve read it and want to see what I thought, carry on, though I expect it’ll be like Saga where everyone loves this and I’ll be in the corner, arms crossed, tut-tutting like a grump!

Sailor Rooks wins the title of stupidest character name of the year has moved to a new school and house with her dad Ch
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at:

Wytches promised to be “dark” and “horrifying” – “creepier” and more “bone-chilling” than readers could imagine. Uhhhhhhh . . . .

Palm Springs commercial photography

When I first heard about this I was all over trying to get my hands on a copy. I mean just look at the cover art . . .

Palm Springs commercial photography

Unfortunately my library spends all of their excess funds stocking pornography (not complaining) rather than new graphic novels. Sadly, once I finally got a chance to read Wytches, i
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
I’ve never been a big fan of horror comics, but that hasn’t stopped me from the occasional read and subsequent pawning of said read off to Shelby, the Chimp Queen, no matter what the consequences.

Scott Snyder has done his share of spooky stuff, I’ve read them, liked them; so, it’s some bubble, bubble, toil and trouble tymes…bring on the Wytches.

After a skeery prelude, we start off with a semi-familiar trope:

It’s the new kid in town with a dark past, yet Snyder manages to wheel and deal with some
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

...Close your eyes.

Picture the woods.


YES. That’s better - by the way, I really like the overprint technique used by the colorist - it helps to convey an otherworldly atmosphere so of course I love it.

Think creepy town where your trust is definitely NOT to be freely given. Oh, you want to give it anyway. Okay, okay, don’t come and whine after.

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” – Ethan Burkes, Pines. Now here’s someo
Jan Philipzig
Scott Snyder has quickly established himself as one of the most popular mainstream comic-book writers out there, and I think I more or less get that by now. He is the diligent and reliable type, meticulously maps out his stories, populates them with lively and relatable characters, and knows how to put a contemporary spin on genre formulas. He may be no Alan Moore but he gets the job done, and he gets it done better than most.

Family drama meets psychological horror in Wytches, Snyder’s latest on
Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈

Read a graphic novel.

This is a book that keeps on giving. It was gifted to me by a friend of mine after she read it after it was gifted to her and so on and so on. This cover is simply fabulous, and deserves its own little spot in the sun.

I liked this one a lot more than my friends did, but there were a LOT of problems with it. However, my particular issues lay with the execution and the style of the book and not so much with the story.

Wytches has an interesting premise, and Scott Snyder has som
Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
2 I-feel-entirely-meh Stars

Wytches is a graphic novel with some very interesting concepts which never actualize to a cohesive story for me. In my opinion, it is trying to be too many things at once and just missing the mark of effectiveness at all of them.

On the surface is a story about a teenage girl who has experienced some pretty serious trauma before moving to a new school, her schoolyard bully is killed in a very bizarre way and she feels like her desire for same bully to just go away has
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
OK, so this was my first comic. Or is it a graphic novel (then it would have been #2)? Who cares?! Right now I can't spare even a tiny bit of my brain to ponder that question because I'm too occupied NOT FREAKING OUT!

Seriously, this was ... scary. Like, so-terryifing-I-can't-sleep-with-the-lights-out.

The series is by Scott Snyder, who apparently worked some Batman stuff so some of you guys probably know him already, and a couple of others.
As I said, I'm new to this stuff. I know a couple of supe
mark monday
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
4 very appreciative stars for the wonderful art! modern master JOCK (that name though) creates images that are perfect for the story, at once sludgy and precise, careful with facial expressions when necessary, with a vaguely nightmarish, dread-filled quality to many if not all of the panels. brilliant work. he is well-matched by colorist Matt Hollingsworth, who brings an exciting range of colors to his mainly dark hues; each scene, each page, is vivid and memorable, and most importantly, appropr ...more
Jack Tripper
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel, horror

Well that was disappointing. Doubly so considering I also purchased Snyder's The Wake at the same time, thinking he'd be a new favorite comic book writer of mine after reading up on him and sampling a few pages of his work. Now I'm not quite so enthused. If this had been published 20 years earlier, I may have felt differently, but there's nothing new here. The art was creepy and well-done in spots (and the blood-spatter coating the panels was a nice touch), but overall the story comes across as
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable story, and not just because it's scratching my itch for something scary for halloween.

I love the gloriously messed up main characters, with all their anxiety-battling, creatively destructive descent into madness... or is it madness? Of course not! There's always something out there in the dark forest, after all, and the mirror world is very dark indeed. I'm good to start pledging and getting my wishes on!

The story is surprisingly emotional and visceral from start to finish, and I
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is great. It's truly a horror comic and would make a great horror flick. Snyder captures the fear you have for your children's well-being so well. Jock's art fits the story extremely well. My one complaint is the coloring. Hollinsworth overlays the color with this splatter effect that is really distracting and obscures the art. ...more
“Wytches Volume 1” is about a girl named Sailor Rooks and her parents moving to a new town in order to escape a tragedy that happened where they used to live. All Sailor wants is to be normal, but that’s a little hard when you’re the “ most feared slayer of cute mythological creatures in the land” according to her father. She has severe anxiety that people will find out who she really is.

“So did you kill that girl or not?”

In her hometown a girl named Annie went missing in what was labeled as a
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars - Finally picked this, and after reading it, I'm angry at myself for waiting so long. This is a nasty little witch story and I mean that in the most positive way possible. My only critique is it felt somewhat rushed. ...more
I'm going to go ahead and give this a solid 3 stars, a hearty, "I liked it!"
I want to give it more because I want to like it more but there were just a few too many things that got in my way of real enjoyment.

This is a story about wytches - icky creatures that live underground in forests and like to eat the little childrens - and the family who has been marked by them. Marked like you mark the chicken breasts you put in the freezer to take out again for a later meal. It's a sad story, and painfu
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Super excited that I have such a good friend. He just loaned me this and I can't wait to start it!! :D ...more
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Although not as memorable and gut-wrenching as I'd have liked, it's still a creepy tale that makes witches scary again. The premise is solid, following a family dealing with being the target of an ancient, monstrous witch coven in the woods that wants to boil and eat them, and the splashy, exceptional art is pretty effective.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Just wow. This was intense. "The woods are full of horrors." To say the least. I read this in the daytime, know what I'm saying?

This beast starts off in 1919 with a lady in a tree (view spoiler) because she's been pledged. Pledged? What does that mean?

Nope, not surface cleaner. If you've been pledged then you're screwed, that's what it means. Like Shirley Jackson's 1948 short

I think I'll give this 2.25 stars.

Couple of things made it difficult for me to fully enjoy this. I didn't like the artwork all that much, and that's a pretty important part of a graphic novel. It was just way too busy and chaotic and I had a really difficult time identifying exactly what I was looking at. I also didn't think any of the wytches were all that scary. If you want to see someone draw scary pick up one of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books.

In a way, I guess you could say
The Lion's Share
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had no idea what this book was about. I didn't even read the synopsis. I think it's good to go in blind with this story and Snyder seems to write this well.

So it's about witches obviously but it's more about family, desperation and courage.

It's a real page turner with some great horror in it. I think this would make a great movie.

A solid read and I'm looking forward to vol. 2.

However, would someone please explain the ending to me as I've no idea what happened?!

Books with Brittany
Oct 23, 2021 rated it liked it
Loved the art, the story was a little all over the place for me. Not sure I’ll continue
Jeannette Nikolova
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is F*****G amazing. I'm sorry, but that's exactly how Wytches should be described. With every next comic book I read, I get more and more excited, and so far this is the best one. Marvel 1602 was fantastic, but the characters are also well known, the approach is creative, but the story is one that we all know well - superheroes saving the world.

Wytches is a different thing altogether. Inventive, creepy and astonishingly drawn. I absolutely loved
That Slytherin Girl Reads
i wanted to to love this book more because it's a scott snyder book. i am really in love with his writing when it comes to Batman, so i decided to see if his other works hold up too.


to be fair this wasn't a bad book. there were just things that didn't really work for me. i think my main issue was how so things were not explain well to my liking. that was the main issue that could have been addressed better.
Mar 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
More like 1.5.

The best thing about this comic is the art, and even that I found it to be somewhat disconnected to the story. I think something heavier and darker would've created a much more interesting and scary atmosphere. Granted, the story didn't help at all! It was just so basic! So unimpressive, so unoriginal and confusing at times, I couldn't really get into it.
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Scott Snyder is the Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer on DC Comics Batman, Swamp Thing, and his original series for Vertigo, American Vampire. He is also the author of the short story collection, Voodoo Heart, published by the Dial Press in 2006. The paperback version was published in the summer of 2007.

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