After being ship wrecked Geralt and company try and safely avoid the dangers of the island, and for the first half the issue until they come across some unguarded treasure, the men greedily run for it without caution and end up falling prey to Swamp Hags who attack them and drag them under water, Geralt and the others comment on how foolish the men were and they continue on, In the Shadows we see the Vulpess looking on.
Geralt and the others come across a Ta Prohm that causes Geralt’s necklace to react, when they open the doors the encounter sprits who tell them to leave and turn around for their own safety, When they reached the other side of the Ta Prohm the men start to express their fears and don’t want to continue but Geralt convinces them to keep moving, when they come across another swamp area the men spot more of the Hags and once again they jump into the water for the treasure, one of the Hags surprises Janessa and drags her under water. Gerald quickly jumps in and uses his Igni magic on the creature and frees Janessa, during the skirmish Janessa loses her head dress and exposes her ears which are elf like, shocked that her true identity is reveled in front of everyone Janessa tries to cover her ears, Geralt informs her that he knew she was an elf when he first met her, when they reach the end of woods they are shocked to find that the ship is perfectly intact given the impression that everything that has happen has been an illusion by the Vulpess, As they board the ship Geralt’s medallion actives again and Geralt notices the Vulpess looking at them, the issue ends with Geralt pleading with the creature to leave them be as they begin to leave the island
Final Thoughts: Once again another solid issue from Paul Torbin and Joe Querio, Throughout the entire of this issue we see Geralt expressing his distaste for Javul Fysh and band of criminals even going as far as not helping when they are attacked by the Hags, but for the most part we get more insight of the powers of a Vulpess and why there consider to be so dangerous
With the young Vulpess child dead Geralt and company try to figure out what to do, and along the way they run into a storm which capsizes and couple crewmen, when the storm passes the find themselves heading towards a dangerous swamp isles, Javil Fysh and Boxcray get in a verbal shouting match over navigation, meanwhile a mysterious Red haired woman watches from the trees and catches Geralts eye, he tells Boxcray and the others that the Vulpess has caught up to them.
A panic spreads among the crew as they pass through a bank that is covered by snakes, but Geralt informs them that most of the snakes are an illusion caused by the Vulpess, one the crewman makes a mistake and assumes one of the snakes on the ship is fake and gets fatally bitten, Geralt tells them that the vulpess have power to cause illusions, so they should be careful at what they see, once again the Vulpess appears but this time she is staring at Janessa, moments later a maelstrom starts and cause the ship to once again change course.
When finally pass the maelstrom they find themselves at a foggy bank side, inside the fog are undead warriors who attack them, confuse whether or not the undead warriors are real they attack for their own survival, after Geralt disposes of the undead and they continue on foot through the swamp and trees, when they double back to where the ship is they find out that it’s no longer there and Geralt question if whats going is either really or caused by the vulpess.
Final Thoughts:Fox Children #2 is a much better issue, in that it has better dialog and more meaningful, for example when the ship gets side tracked an argument between Javil and Boxcray displays the tension and fear of the situation they are in, the art work also does great job illustrating that too. Overall The Witcher: Fox Children has made a turn for the better with lots of action, it looks as if things are starting to pick up in the upcoming issues.
Geralt’s journey leads him aboard a ship but some passengers are more dangerous than others, and one hides a hideous secret!
THE WITCHER: FOX CHILDREN #1 fellows Geralt and his traveling Dwarf companion Addario Bach as they make their way to Novigrad, but the journey becomes a bit more adventurous than expected, when they encounter a ship of criminals lead by Javil Fysh who asks for his help, Javil Fysh then tells him a lie about freeing a child but in actuality they want protection from the Vulpess (race of fox like creatures who can change into beautiful women) after they have taken one of them captive, Geralt warns them to give the young Vulpess back because the danger that will come from it, but Javil Fysh and the others ignore his warning and I fight breaks out because of it, finally Geralt is taking to were the girl is kept inside the ship, but when they open the door they see that the girl has been murdered by Parlaghy for trying to escape, an upset Javul Fysh angrily yells at Parlaghy for killing the Vulpess while Addario states that things have turn for the worst.
Final Thoughts: For the most part Fox Children didn’t really grab my attention, the dialog between characters felt blend, even when sarcasm and comedy were involved, hopefully as the story continues the writing will get better. As for the art, I found it to be tolerable it’s neither bad nor good.