As the story continues, we get some really great albeit short character development, especially for Penny. We also see Eric and the loyalty that he has developed for the good doctor and the lengths at which he will go to save his life. Guiding the doctor's astral form through his own body to eradicate a parasite is pretty intense.
Aside from the minor plot point that I felt could have been approached a little bit more clearly, Witch Doctor Mal Practice #4 offers everything readers have been enjoying for the past year: beautiful artwork, dark humor, and a gripping set of characters. Sure, this is maybe one of the weaker books of the mini-series, but even that isn't holding it back all that much. Just look at the score!