Last week, TheQuarterbin brought you a sneak peek of Devi/Witchblade #2, a Top Cow/Virgin Comics crossover event starring Sara Pezzini, who you should all know as the beholder of the Witchblade, and Tara Meht, the human host of goddess Devi. I got a chance to read the full issue, so hit the jump to hear all about it.
Writer: Samit Basu,
Artist: Mukesh Singh
Cover: Greg Land, Mukesh Singh
The premise for this crossover event is simple: Sara Pezzini has traveled to India to track down a murderer, and she comes face-to-face with another powerful female, the Devi. Though the two appear to be enemies at first, they soon realize that they are on the same side and combine their efforts to vanquish an evil force who has been waiting for centuries to get his revenge.
First things first, this is one of the most seamless crossovers I have ever read. Sara and Devi seem to perfectly fit into one another’s lives, given that they have so much in common. Their transition from enemies to teammates was also very natural; had I not known that Pezzini came from another comic, it would have been easy to assume she was just a new character in the Devi universe.
The new bond between Devi and Sara is what really makes this issue stand out. They’re both very powerful in their own right, but have different ways of dealing with the forces of evil. Sara says it herself when she states “This is nice. I rarely get to play good cop.” The way the two of them compromise makes for an interesting dynamic and a good read.
It should come as no surprise to anyone who has ever read an issue of Devi or seen the work of Mukesh Singh that the pages come to life beautifully in Devi/Witchblade #2. Each frame is full of detail, and every character looks distinctive. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s bland, generic comic book art, but thankfully that is not at all an issue here. I’m much more familiar with Witchblade than I am Devi, and have not been disappointed by Witchblade‘s artwork yet; luckily, Singh did a great job not only with the Devi universe, but with Sara Pezzini as well.
Though this issue marks the end of the Witchblade/Devi crossover, I would definitely be interested in seeing these two ladies team up again in the future. In the meantime, though, I think it’s time I get more acquainted with the Devi series; there seem to be a lot of interesting things going on over there in India.