Written by James Ferguson
Published on Saturday, 07 May 2011 03:47
Witch Doctor #0, the debut original comic published by Robert Kirkman’s Skybound, will preview as a flip insert on May 25, 2011 within The Walking Dead Issue #85. In addition, a limited number of copies will include a special edition cover from Witch Doctor illustrator Lukas Ketner. Witch Doctor #0 will give horror lovers a compelling glimpse at the series as well as a welcome intro to the first “Original” on the Skybound imprint.Meanwhile on the internet:
Witch Doctor is a medical horror comic from Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner, a pair of Alaskans currently based in Portland, Oregon. The book is described as Sherlock Holmes meets Fringe, and features Dr. Vincent Morrow, “a physician who fights outbreaks of the supernatural, trying to find a vaccine for the apocalypse,” according to writer Brandon Seifert.
Lukas Ketner, illustrator for Witch Doctor and the special edition variant cover of The Walking Dead #85, is honored to close out the issue, "This is very tangible example of the kind of support and exposure we've been receiving from both Robert and the rest of SKybound. We couldn't ask for a better introduction to new readers."
The eerie series is the first Skybound original to be released on the Kirkman’s Image Comics imprint, and he is looking forward to continuing the hunt for more new talent. Skybound's focus will be on cutting-edge material that exists outside the typical comic realm.
Skybound started as an imprint in Image Comics back in July 2010. Kirkman helms the project, hand-picking new creators for the Image brand. I'm excited to see what Witch Doctor has to offer as well as what the future holds for Skybound.