Comic Book Pick of the Day: Witchfinder #4 (of 5)

scanned cover to Witchfinder #4, art by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart

There’s a lot of reasons to like Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder: Lost and Gone Forever issue 4 of 5.  For one, the cover’s by Mike Mignola (artist/writer who brings us Hellboy and BPRD) and it’s written by Mignola and John Arcudi.  The interior art’s by John Severin, and it’s sure to please people who are fans of the horror comics Marvel and DC put out in the 70s.

Sir Edward Grey–aka Witchfinder–is a character who has been featured in one previous mini-series also written by Mignola and Arcudi.  He’s a detective who is in some ways similar to late Victorian sleuths like Poe’s Daupin, Doyle’s Holmes, or Chesterton’s Father Brown.  The twist is he’s always up to his neck in the occult and supernatural.  This is an interesting comic for Steampunk fans too, since most steampunk tends to be set in a Dickensian London, this stands out for being set in America in the waning days of the wild west.  Oh, and there’s zombies.

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