The Westwood Witches Issue #1 Review

by Christine Caprilozzi

By Christine Caprilozzi

“The Westwood Witches” Issue #1 Review by Christine Caprilozzi

Writer: El Torres
Artist: Abel Garcia
Publisher: Amigo Comics
Release Date: May 2013

Synopsis: “Jack Kurtzberg is a successful writer of young witch romance bestsellers… and he hates it so much. Suffering from writer’s block, he decides to move back to his hometown, not knowing that his new neighbors are witches, the kind of demon worshippers that would kill anyone who could disturb their dominion in Westwood.”

Our Thoughts: Many horror comic fans can be skeptical of “witch” comics. “The Westwood Witches,” however, is not the usual fair. These women aren’t your friendly neighborhood Wiccans. They are blood thirsty, sinister…and insanely hot women channeling a greater darkness than you would imagine.

Story: El Torres does a fantastic job of setting up the series without giving too much away. He doesn’t waste time revealing these women for gore whores they are. With that said, the juxtaposition of a bloody beginning against their idyllic daily lives is stunning. Then there’s Jack, a successful writer who just moved back into town from LA. Jack, himself, is struggling with some inner demons, and Torres hints that he may a notion of what this evil brand of witchcraft is about, but doesn’t give anything away.

Art: Abel Garcia’s artwork is the perfect complement to Torre’s story. It’s dark and gritty when necessary, and bright as a spring day when the scene calls for it. One aspect that is striking, without giving too much away, are the horrific scenes. The style and tones in the art really set the mood.

Torres describes “The Westwood Witches” #1 as “Desperate Housewives with macabre murdering.” He couldn’t be more spot-on. Don’t be fooled by that though, the horror, gore, and hot chicks are in this comic horror fans. Both Torres and Abel give the reader just enough of a taste from the cauldron that will leave the reader back for Issue #2.


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