To Catch A Djinnia – The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Dandelion succeeds in keeping the Ofieri king and his court entertained while Geralt and Hatun continue their investigation into the king’s mistress and the strange goings-on in the court. Another dead body surfaces, and the victim’s last words point Geralt and Hatun in the direction of a Djinnia being involved. Geralt goes about preparing countermeasures with the help of Hatun, whom has more connections to Geralt than he knows.

The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 cover by Marianna Strychowska
The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 cover by Marianna Strychowska

Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 finds Geralt wandering through Ofieri politics while trying to save the royalty from a mystical creature intent on sewing chaos and discord.

Hatun is Geralt’s guide through all of this, but even she seems to be holding things back from the Witcher. He has a plan, but it may not be enough to save he and Dandelion from the dangers to come.

It’s an entertaining read, and Geralt’s ability to forge romantic chemistry with just about any potential sexual partner adds to the charm.

Dandelion falls to the background in this issue, with us mostly seeing the bard play music and entertain others. His own plans to help Geralt seem to have dissolved for now.

The Ofieri king mostly does the same, though it seems he’s fallen victim to the Djinnia in his own way. He’s not much of a player in this issue.

The comic throws one last potential twist at the end of the issue, and it may leave Geralt in even more trouble than he was already in.

The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 art by Marianna Strychowska, Lauren Affe, and letterer Steve Dutro
The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 art by Marianna Strychowska, Lauren Affe, and letterer Steve Dutro

Marianna Strychowska’s artwork continues to provide a strong and appealing representation of Geralt of Rivia. He and the characters around him have distinct appearances, and the Djinnia has a great design. Lauren Affe’s colors keep things vibrant with a hint of the mystical in the visuals.

The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 is another fun, if slightly slow, issue starring Geralt and Dandelion. They have found themselves embroiled in strange and supernatural politics, and they’re going to need their wit and luck to find their way out. It’s a solid read and one worthy of giving a recommendation. Feel free to pick it up.

The Witcher: Of Flesh and Flame #3 comes to us from writers Aleksandra Motyka and Travis Currit, artist and cover artist Marianna Strychowska, color artist Lauren Affe, and letterer Steve Dutro.

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