“War of the Witchblades” rages on in Witchblade #127. Read the full review to find out more.
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Stjepan Sejic
Cover Artists: Stjepan Sejic, Karl Waller
Sara and Dani, the two bearers of the Witchblade, used to be as close as sisters. However, a deep rift has fractured their friendship, perhaps irreparably. This wouldn’t be so serious if not for the fact that the Witchblade is needed to keep the balance between the Darkness and the Angelus. It seems that Sara is being possessed, or at least influenced, by the dark side of the Witchblade, because she’s been going bitchcakes in the last couple of issues. Meanwhile, inspired by the light side, Dani is working with the mysterious Curator to put a stop to the upset in balance at any cost. Things are going to get ugly.
I’ve been singing the praises of Ron Marz for months on this book, so I won’t get too repetitive here, but let’s just say that this man has made me such a Witchblade fan. The dialogue that he writes–for two women, no less–sounds so natural, and the way the mystical powers of the Top Cow universe are represented metaphorically in emotional situations is great. Also, Star Wars references always get bonus points in my book.
Stjepan Sejic, who is an amazing artist, really goes the extra mile in this issue, beautifully and subtly representing the differences in the dark and light side of the Witchblade and how they are represented in Sara and Dani. Even though Ron Marz is responsible for writing, it is Sejic’s artwork that delivers the emotional punch of the shocker ending. Those pages flew by way too fast, and once again I’m sitting here awaiting next month’s issue.
Witchblade #127 will be in comic shops tomorrow. This is my favorite Top Cow book at the moment, so you might want to check it out.