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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2011 edited
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    Read it, loved it, looking forward to seeing the front of that baby. Some days I feel like I need that umbrella.
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    Brandon -- Yeah, "boils" describe it quite well, and it does fit the book, but I was thinking that because all 12 copies were like that it would be more widespread. The shop did report them as damaged so hopefully they're replaced, but hey, it's still perfectly readable.

    Oh! And my thoughts on it: Really good setting, interesting characters, curious about Penny Dreadful (glad it wasn't given away by the end of the issue), I absolutely love the idea of what your soul does (hope to see little bits like that again). Where did the doctor get the Mary Poppins bag from? I also liked how the reader saw the umbrella earlier in the issue and then it's power was discussed later on in the issue. Eric Gast hasn't really caught my attention yet, but it is only the first issue...
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2011
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    Picked this up yesterday, really enjoyed it. "I've only seen one case this bad in the literature - and that was in the BIBLE!" made me laugh out loud. Also, my LCS seemed to be pushing this pretty hard, which was nice to see.
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    Thanks @joe.distort and and @Beamish!

    @James Cunningham — I'm waiting for that too. ;) And there wasn't really an "original series." We did two stories, a 16 page vampire story (which got revised as WITCH DOCTOR #0) and an eight-page story about a golem. That's all.

    @Warped Savant — I've still only heard from one other person reporting the 'boils,' but I'm definitely curious how common they were. My guess is that the paper probably got oversaturated with the ink — it's a very ink-heavy book! And I'm glad you noticed the use of the umbrella at the beginning; in retrospect, I think I should've drawn more attention to that bit.

    @curb — I've heard from a few people that they thought that line was really funny — which is interesting to me, since I didn't write it as a joke! :) And that's cool about your LCS. We've gotten a lot of great retailer support on our launch, which I really appreciate!
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2011
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    Congratulations on everything, man. It's a great book.
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    @Brandon -- I was quite happy with the amount of attention given to the umbrella at the beginning. When he first walking in holding it up I wondered why, figured it was an affectation, and then when he pulled it out and really used it I had to flip back to make sure that it was the same one. (And, after reading the issue, I assume it's something that the good doctor uses when he's not sure what the problem is as a just in case type of thing.)

    Oh, and for the record: I checked at another local shop 'cause I just so happened to be there and their copies had some boils, but not nearly as many, nor nearly as big.
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    Thanks @DJ Stawes!

    @Warped Savant — My idea was that the umbrella is part of Morrow's usual toolkit, and he'd definitely bring it along for anything that he even suspected involved demons or angels. The usage at the end was just a bit... 'off-label.' ;) BTW, is it possible for you to take a picture of the "boils" and send it to me? If I've got some physical proof to show to Skybound, it'll be easier to make sure the problem doesn't recur.
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    @Brandon

    The boils were present in my copy as well. Photos are below, but it's worth repeating: This was a good first issue. Can't wait for #2.

    boil

    also? boil.
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    The umbrella foreshadowing was perfectly fine, near as I could tell. He pulls out an unusual item over three panels and then uses it in a 1/3-page panel on the next page, and later on it gets explained. That's good comics storytelling right there. Keep doing that. :)

    Slight tangent- it's really easy in a lot of comics to just kind of scan the art and only pay attention to the words, because everything is explained so thoroughly. At which point it becomes less "comics" and more "illustrated story". I always like comics best where the artist gets to carry their share of the storytelling load.
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    Brandon -- They don't show up overly well, but here you go. This page is probably the worst for it, with at least 46 separate boils. Most are pretty small, but 14 of them range from the size of my pinky nail to nearly the size of my thumb nail. With the exception of the glare at the bottom, every spot of light is a boil. For the record: There are some at the top of a few pages and the front and back of the page clearly separated from each other. I flipped through the copies at the store and this copy was the best one that they had, and there's only 5 pages (out of 11 because they show up on both sides if they're there) don't have any. And those that do have them, they're fairly big (about the size of the one in EbullientSoul's second picture) and there's two or three per page.
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    En amour avec Witch Doctor.

    Nor sure if that is good French, but you get the point. Great comic, great ideas, well executed, and I hope the numbers rise.
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    And the first printing of WItch Doctor #1 is now sold out at the distributor. That was fast!

    A second printing will be out July 27, one week after WItch Doctor #2!

    (Please remember: If you want to avoid getting to your store and finding they've sold out, please ask your store to order one specially for you! That helps you out, and it helps your store, the publisher, and us out, too!)
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2011
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    Sadly, my LCS is "too big" to take special orders and they don't do pull lists. Grumble.

    But I managed to get issue #1 and loved it! No boils on mine either!

    Really well-written story and I can't wait to see where it goes!
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    alas my LCS isn't stocking it, but will keep an eye out for it if it goes to TPB.

    My LCS is like this a lot.... :(
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    @oldhat — Yay! Thank you!

    @icelandbob — Have you asked them to order it specifically for you? If that doesn't work, there's a number of online retailers that carry it, although I don't know if there are any that wouldn't be shipping internationally to get to you.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2011 edited
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    My local Foreboding Prices finally got copies... and I love it. Superb set-up and I'm down for everything else that comes. Well done Brandon - you made a seriously ass-kicking occult fighter I actually envy. A bit.

    (No Boils.)
    (The new No Homo for people who aren't dicks?)
    • CommentAuthormanglr
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2011
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    Just caught up with a digital copy of issue zero, and really dug it. Will probably continue to keep up with the e-copies until a trade paperback release.

    Nicely done, Brandon, congrats.
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2011
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    Acquired, enjoyed, currently acting as patient zero to infect all comic-reading friends with its goodness.

    The color looks great, though I do miss the beautifully black and white detailing of before. Damn, is "I preferred the old style" for issue bloody #1 a record? You'd best make many more just to be sure.
    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2011
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    I enjoyed the first issue and I'm looking forward to seeing you open up the story's world and letting us see different parts of it.
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    I really enjoyed the book too. Well-freaking-done sir!

    @icelandbob - If you can't find someplace that will ship to you, I could grab a copy (assuming the two or three that were on the shelf are still around) and drop it into the mail. I'll be going there tomorrow night (I know, a day early, or six late for new comic day... my schedule is annoying), so if you want me to grab it, you have until then to let me know.