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Review: Broken Trinity: Witchblade

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On December - 2 - 2008

Earlier today, we posted a giant preview of several Top Cow comics releasing this week. One of these was Broken Trinity: Witchblade, which takes place in the immediate aftermath of Broken Trinity #3 and has Sara Pezzini dealing with some unexpected feelings that she may have regarding Jackie Estacado. Hit the jump for more.

Broken Trinity: Witchblade
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Nelson Blake II
Cover Artists: Nelson Blake II, Jeffrey Spoke

After a heated battle in New York City between many powerful forces, the events of Broken Trinity have finally come to a close. Now things seem to be at a stalemate, with Jackie Estacado still powerless and the Angelus without a leader. Where does that leave Sara Pezzini and Dani Baptiste, the bearers of the shared Witchblade? Somewhere in the middle, waiting to see what happens next.

With the current battle over, Sara appears to be struggling with some strong feelings towards Jackie Estacado, the father of her child, former bearer of the Darkness, and sometimes-hitman. After some vivid dreams and fantasies, she’s confused as to where her loyalties lie. Just as we’ve been seeing a new, vulnerable side to Estacado in The Darkness this year, Broken Trinity: Witchblade shows a different side of Sara, one not forced to use her powers to defend herself and her child. Instead, we see a Sara clearly torn between her boyfriend and a fantasy, her duty to the law and her feelings for Jackie. It’s interesting, and a fresh start following this year’s events.

One of the first things I noticed about this issue was the change in art style, brought on by a change in artists. Nelson Blake II takes over artist duties, and as a result, Sara and company look a little different than we’re used to. However, the change works well with the different tone of this issue, and Blake does a good job at conveying the emotion of this issue. As always, Ron Marz does a fantastic job of pacing, but at this point I would expect no less from him. Again, Top Cow is lucky to have him working exclusively for them.

Overall, this issue is a great read, and I’m excited to see the ramifications of Sara’s thoughts and actions in the worlds of both Witchblade and The Darkness. Hopefully I’ll get to see Jackie Estacado’s perspective when I review The Darkness #8 later this week.

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