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Review: Witchblade #122

Posted by Sarah LeBoeuf On December - 9 - 2008

It’s been two months since Detectives Pezzini and Gleason set out to solve a brutal murder in Crown Heights, Brooklyn in Witchblade #121. They’re still on the case, and not surprisingly, it appears that there may be some unexpected and supernatural elements involved. Hit the jump for the full review of Witchblade #122.

Witchblade #122
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Stjepan Sejic
Cover Artist: Stjepan Sejic

Wow, can I just say that I am digging Witchblade more with every issue? I don’t know how Ron Marz does it, but he has managed to keep this major part of the Top Cow universe consistently interesting and fun to read. This issue is no exception. Even though it’s been a while, I was immediately drawn back into the murder mystery in an Orthodox Jewish community, and I never once lost interest as I read #122 cover to cover. It’s not like I ever disliked the series, but it’s clearly becoming stronger and stronger all the time, and I have been continually impressed.

Pezzini, Gleason, and the forensics team are still looking for clues and trying to figure out exactly what happened, while pesky reporter Gretch follows Sara in an attempt to get some dirt for a cover story. After the forensics team comes to a confusing conclusion, the issue takes another grisly turn and Sara decides that it’s time to put away the police badge and bring out the Witchblade. Unfortunately, Gretch is nearby with a camera, but with some sort of evil, unseen force making its way through Crown Heights, no one is safe.

I know I’ve said before that Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic make a great team, but it’s worth repeating. Sejic’s artwork is simply amazing. I almost forgot that I was missing it until I saw it again. It’s hard to imagine this series in the hands of any other artist, because Sejic really knows how to bring the world of Witchblade to life. There are so many small details, like the way Sara’s hair falls in her face when she’s frustrated, or the way milk swirls into coffee, that are just made so beautiful in the hands of Stjepan Sejic.

Witchblade #122 ends with another cliffhanger, and I can’t wait to read the next issue. Look for this one in comic shops tomorrow.


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