Graphic Novel Review: Witch Doctor, Mal Practice by Brandon Seifert

The Witch Doctor, Vincent Morrow is back, and as much as bad ass he was on volume 1. This time around he is endangered and vulnerable as an unidentified parasite is implanted in his body. With limited time, the doctor explores all his possible options to get rid of the parasite that’s terrorizing his body.

The problem with successful debuts are the second volume that comes afterwards. Volume 1 already got high praises for how ridiculous yet ultimately fun it was. Did Volume 2: Mal-Practice, live up to its predecessor? The simple answer to that question is HECK YEA it did. I would go out on a limb and say it exceeded any expectations of mine. I knew it would be good but Mal-Practice was better than good, it was great. Our likeable protagonists are still here, Vincent Morrow is still as charming as ever, Mr Gast is still the reliable helper and Penny Dreadful is still one bad ass MotherF***er. New characters are introduced and they are as intriguing as our main protagonist. One of them being already introduced as Vincent Morrow’s future ex-wife and arch-nemesis.

The world of supernatural is widely explored and would definitely would make up some great stories for future volumes. The integrated mythology is interesting and most are open to personal research, if the reader wants to learn that stuff of course. The dialogue’s witty and extremely hilarious. The writer did a great job creating the personalities for each of the characters. The art is always magnificent and the use of colour compliments the comic nicely.

Overall Mal-Practice was an incredibly entertaining read through and through, the comic constantly introduces unique concepts and they are always enthralling. Mal-Practice is definitely one of the top reads on its genre.