Published on April 1st, 2022 | by Chris O'Connor

Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens HC Review

Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens HC Review Chris O'Connor

Summary: Lady Baltimore will keep you breathless with non stop action and adventure battling witches and Nazis!


Action Filled

More than a decade after his death Lord Baltimore’s most trusted ally, Sofia Valk, must embrace her new title as Lady Baltimore and help stop the march of Nazis, Witches and vampires. But can she do so without becoming a monster? If you are prone to holding your breath during action scenes, you may want to keep a puffer or something nearby because even at about 130 pages, there is very little rest throughout… Lady Baltimore has her work cut out for her but she has some allies to help her tackle the challenge before her.


The Mignolaverse is full of stories that range from drip feeding the action moments to full on keep the heart monitor on this is going to get hectic intensity! Lady Baltimore: The Witch Queens is very much the latter. From the get go Lady Baltimore is pushing ever forward, when one challenge is overcome, there’s another waiting to throw a spanner in the works. It’s intense but it is also quite satisfying and among all the action there are still moments that let individual characters shine (got to love Uncle Einar!).


In a comic so jam packed with action it would be easy to imagine panels becoming just a flurry of activity, but Bridgit and Michelle have done an impressive job of not just making each panel clear but also filling them with a fantastic sense of all the urgency and gravity of what Lady Baltimore and friends are facing. The combination of nice clean line work and adept colour choice to both retain clarity and draw the eye to key points is a joy to behold and some of the panels really do jump off the page with their vibrancy. For those of us who like to take a sneak behind the curtain, so to speak, there’s a wonderful sketchbook section at the back of this book that takes us through the processes to hone the characters to what we ended up with in the finished production. I always find these fascinating and a nice little peak into the creative process.

Final Thoughts

If you get bored easily or simply like your comics to be “non stop action”, then this is an easy choice… you will not be disappointed at all! For those wanting to follow Lady Baltimore’s story this is also a great story to grab as it involves a lot of her allies and contains some pretty important developments. Basically grab a copy and prepare to feel like you’ve just had a workout by the time you’ve finished reading.

Publisher: Dark Horse
Writer: Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden
Artist: Bridgit Connell
Colourist: Michelle Madsen
Cover Artist: Abigail Larsen
Genre: Horror, Crime, Action/Adventure
Format: 144pgs, FC, HC
Release Date: 9th March, 2022

About the Author'

Father of four, husband of one and all round oddity. Gaming at home since about 1982 with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Moving on to the more traditional PC genre in the years that followed with the classic Jump Joe and Alley Cat. CGA, EGA, VGA and beyond PC's have been central to my gaming but I've also enjoyed consoles and hand helds along the way (who remembers the Atari Lynx?). Would have been actor/film maker, jack of many trades master of none.

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