Read an excerpt from 'WYTCHES,' a new series by 'Batman' writer Scott Snyder
This October, Scott Snyder—the New York Times bestselling author of American Vampire—returns to Image Comics to reinvent another classic horror figure: witches.
After an acclaimed run on several DC Comics titles, including Batman, Detective Comics, Superman Unchained, Swamp Thing, and Vertigo titles American Vampire and The Wake, Snyder wanted to shake things up a bit. So he brought his new supernatural comic, WYTCHES, to Image Comics, where he had published the creator-owned Severeda few years prior. After working with artist Jock (The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One) on the Batman story “The Black Mirror,” Snyder knew he had the perfect collaborator for this new horror series. The artist’s distinct style—a mix of solid storytelling and terrifyingly scratchy visuals—will no doubt scare readers silly.
As for the story itself, the women and men persecuted for witchcraft for centuries were actually victims that died protecting one terrifying truth—there are monstrous creatures that do indeed exist, lurking in shadowy forests, preying upon mankind. Here’s Snyder describing what you can expect from WYTCHES: