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    • CommentAuthormarcolopez
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2011
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    i ready a preview of this a week or so ago and its AMAZING! i didnt know what to expect but its a lot of fun. Good job guys cant wait to read the first issue. You got a fan in me. =)
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    Hey Brandon!
    I have a question:
    The black and white preview issue that stores each got a copy of... is that a B&W version of #1?
    The flip book in Walking Dead #85... does that bit of story appear in the mini?
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    Thanks @Sonny! And @Marcolopez, I'm glad you enjoyed the preview.

    @WarpedSavant, that's a good question. I've learned a lot about branding while doing this miniseries, specifically because of how confused people have been about #0/the preview issue and how it relates to the miniseries proper. Here's a breakdown of the issues we've announced so far, which I hope clears things up.



    Witch Doctor #0
    A 16-page vampire story, reworked from Witch Doctor: First Incision (our self-published debut back in 2008). Sold in color as a flipbook with WALKING DEAD #85; also sold as a B&W ashcan at conventions, and sent to comics retailers as a preview for the series. It's not going to be reprinted in the mini, and may or may not be collected in the trade.
    Witch Doctor #1 (of 4)
    "Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine… for the apocalypse! In this stand-alone first issue, a family needs Dr. Morrow’s help with their son’s illness: Demonic possession. But when Morrow attempts an experimental cure, he discovers the boy’s disease isn’t all spinning heads and pea soup — it’s like nothing you’ve seen before!" On sale June 29. Check out a 10-page preview, or check out WALKING DEAD #84 for a five page preview.
    Witch Doctor #2 (of 4)
    "Is your baby really your baby — or is it a camouflaged monster that’s feeding on you while you sleep? An infestation of Cuckoo Faeries is spreading through the nurseries of Arkham, Oregon, and it’s up to Dr. Vincent Morrow, the Witch Doctor, to stop it! So why doesn’t he want to bother? Plus: Shark cage diving with sea monsters!" On sale July 20.
    Witch Doctor #3 (of 4)
    "It’s Dr. Morrow’s biggest case yet: “The Patient From The Black Lagoon!” What’s the secret of the Deep Ones? How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that’s coming for humankind? And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other’s throats?" On sale August 17.
    Witch Doctor #4 (of 4)
    "It's Dr. Morrow's toughest challenge yet: a magical malpractice hearing! Mystics Without Borders wants answers. Why did the case of the "Patient from the Black Lagoon" go so wrong? What's the biological secret of the Deep Ones, and their connection to the 'Great Old Infections'? And how do you fight an epidemic that's turning people into fish-people?" On sale September 21. Diamond order code JUL110555.
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    Awesome, Brandon. Thanks for the clarification. I was worried that the preview in Walking Dead 84 wasn't going to be anywhere else.
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    Well, today's the big day (or one of them at any rate)! WALKING DEAD #85, with Witch Doctor #0 as a free flipbook, goes on sale in the States in a matter of hours. I got two big boxes full of them in the mail today — including the copies of WALKING DEAD with the variant cover drawn by Lukas!


    I'm hearing that the issue is already sold out through Diamond, so if you want a copy, better get it before your local comic store sells out! And if you're planning on picking up Witch Doctor #1 or the whole miniseries, please do yourself a favor and ask your store to preorder it. That way, a copy gets printed, shipped to your store, and held just for you, and you don't risk the issue selling out before you get one.

    (If you don't know where the closest comic store near you is, try the Comic Shop Locator. If there's no comic store near you, you can buy the issue online through a variety of places, included the locally-owned Things From Another World.

    Also, Witch Doctor #0 is going to be free on iPhone, iPad, Android and online through ComiXology.com and the ComiXology app. I'll update this with the link tomorrow.

    I've got to say... I'm nervous as fuck. This is the first time a comic I've written is going to be available nationally, let alone internationally. And it's in the back of THE WALKING DEAD? God, I hope people like it.
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    What a great book. Officially has my stamp of approval. Interesting ideas and wonderful art rolled up into one fuckin' insane-o ride of fucking beauty.
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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2011
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    Really nice piece of work guys. Fantastic, a real pleasure to read. Congrats!
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    Thanks @mjmartinejohn and Rooth! I'm glad you both enjoyed it.
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    Witch Doctor #0 is now free to read on the ComiXology app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. It's also free through their website, here

    USAtoday.com did an article about the book, included three more exclusive pages of art from Witch Doctor #1.

    Also, Ain't It Cool News posted an interview with me.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
     (9684.50)
    @Brandon

    Congrats, mate; I loved the story you did back in 2008 and I'm glad to see your success!
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2011
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    Brandon! I purchased Walking Dead #85 and LOVED Witch Doctor. Cheeky, with intriguing concepts and good clean fun. I'll be purchasing more, once the chance arises! Also - showed it to a mate who's a HUGE vampire fan and he's about to make a pilgrimmage to a comic store for the first time in years to get one. So, good show!
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    Well... it's finally here! Witch Doctor #1 is on sale throughout the U.S. today, and will be in the UK before the end of the week.

    I'd love to hear what people thought!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2011
     (9684.53)
    Oh damn, I hope it hasn't sold out!
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2011
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    I bought it today solely out of respect for the hustle you've show the last few years.

    I fell in love with the concept when he argues with the priest. I fell in love more with the cool shit like the "scientific" detail of the umbrella, a pretend thing that makes perfect sense. It's this "science" that will have me back for issue 2.

    It's a wonderful piece of work.
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    Does anyone else's copy have bubbly paper throughout the comic? All 12 copies my LCS got in look like they have water damage on random pages but the covers all look fine.
    (Haven't had a chance to read it yet, I'll let you know what I think.)
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2011
     (9684.56)
    Just picked it up because I was hooked since First Incision. Brilliant stuff. The humour, the concept, the details... Exceptional. Congrats to you and Lukas.

    @Warped Savant - no damage on mine. All in working order.
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    @oldhat — Next time, you should preorder! ;)

    @TF — I greatly appreciate that.

    @Warped Savant — I heard that from one other person. They called it "boils," which seemed appropriate. Hopefully your LCS will report them as damaged to Diamond and get a new stock!

    @sebfowler — Glad to hear it! And thank you.
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    Today has been pretty surreal. We've gotten a whole lot of really glowing critical reviews, and the response to the book — at least judging by Twitter — has been extremely positive. I've also gotten a bunch of emails about it from people who plucked the addy out of the back of the book, so that's quite gratifying. I'm also looking forward to being able to talk publicly about the kind of numbers its doing... because they're good. Very, very good.

    This has been an amazing, bizarre experience, and I feel very honored that this is the way I got to start my career.
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    I'm just going to sit back and wait for HBO/Showtime/FX/AMC show to be announced. While enjoying the living hell out of as many issues as you can produce, of course.

    I'm definitely regretting not trying harder to track down the original series, by the way.
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    this was definitely as good as i hoped!