[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writers: Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Colors: Bryan Valenza
Letters: Troy Peteri
“Mystical weapon with a mind of its own, and a bossy voice inside my head. We are both riding in MY body and its had for the night. So either help me limp to the subway or hush! ” – Alex Underwood/Witchblade
Witchblade is a powerful concept in the comic world. As Alex pulls back the curtain and provides a synopsis of “Tell me if you have heard this one….”, she provides a jumping off point for her origin or rather her death which inspires the magic of the Witchblade to inhabit her body as well as the constant bracelet containing the power (and weaponry) to carry out….just what? I am not sure yet. With power comes not only responsibility but in the dark world, it appears everyone is after it! So therefore you must defend it!
The art is fantastic and the lettering is smooth and clean so the story reads seamlessly.
Absolutely none as a trade paperback does what it needs to….it collects pivotal issues into one read so you can catch up and then get hooked! Witchblade is a must for any Image comic owner and she is really the “Captain Marvel” of the Image world!
Again, trade paperbacks are top shelf material in that you need these to play “ketchup and mustard”. This is a wise purchase to add to your collection! And if you have a daughter, get her this copy. It’s girl power with self-sacrifice and friend allegiance. A little love and a lot of butt-kicking!