If you've been trade-waiting Witch Doctor
, your wait is almost over!Witch Doctor Vol. 1: Under The Knife
goes on sale December 14. It features WD #1-4 and #0, plus an introduction by Robert Kirkman and 14 pages of art, sketches and commentary from me and Lukas!
The only way to guarantee you get a copy is to ask your comics store to order a copy for you. Tell them it's Diamond Order Code OCT110522.
Here's the press release Image sent out about it:
Berkeley, CA – 17 November 2011 – Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner's WITCH DOCTOR miniseries was one of the best-received original miniseries of 2011 – but they're not stopping there! In fact, in addition to the upcoming WITCH DOCTOR: THE RESUSCITATION one-shot, the exploits of Seifert and Ketner's Dr. Vincent Morrow is getting the trade paperback treatment courtesy of Image Comics and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint!
The WITCH DOCTOR, VOL. 1: UNDER THE KNIFE TP will include the first four issues of the fan-favorite WITCH DOCTOR series, plus zero issue originally publishing as a flip-book with THE WALKING DEAD #85, and an introduction from Robert Kirkman.
"We hoped people would enjoy WITCH DOCTOR — but Lukas and I weren't prepared for just how well it's gone over!" said Seifert. "We've gotten a massive amount of love from readers, and a whole lot of praise from retailers and the press. It's very humbling how much people like our weird little medical horror comic!"
"I'm really excited to have the past year's haul in one volume!" added Ketner. "I'm nothing short of honored to have so many enjoying our series. I hope our readers enjoy this collection as much as I enjoyed drawing it. The response has made it worth the effort a thousand times over."
Here's what reviewers (and Warren Ellis!) are saying about WITCH DOCTOR:
“[WITCH DOCTOR] is mental.” — Warren Ellis (writer of Transmetropolitan and Planetary)
“A superbly smart and riveting medical thriller” — Fangoria
“Kirkman made a very wise choice in selecting WITCH DOCTOR as the first original book from his Skybound imprint.” — Newsarama
“Top stuff. Super clever/humorous in the way I like and the art is really top notch. Basically, I'm jealous. Bastards!” — Ben Templesmith (artist of 30 Days of Night and Fell)
“Eminently entertaining” — io9
The WITCH DOCTOR, the sardonic Dr. Morrow, is looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! In his quest to understand the biology of the supernatural, he faces vampires, demonic possession, faeries and more!
WITCH DOCTOR, VOL. 1: UNDER THE KNIFE TP (OCT110522, ISBN: 978-1-60706-441-1), a 112-page full-color medical horror trade paperback for $12.99, will be on sale in stores and digital platforms on December 14. WITCH DOCTOR: THE RESUSCITATION (OCT110447), a 32-page full-color one-shot for $2.99, will be on sale December 21.