Witchblade #136 is in stores this week. Check out the first few pages here, as well as our thoughts on the conclusion of the “Pantheon” storyline.
“Pantheon”, Part 3 of 3
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Stjepan Sejic
Cover Artist: Sejic
For a conclusion to a story arc, Witchblade #136 didn’t feel very… conclusive. After finishing the issue, I had to go back and double-check to make sure there wasn’t actually a part four coming up next month. After a pretty climactic issue last month, things seem to wrap up fairly quickly this time around. Yes, there’s a little bit of a struggle, but I can’t help but feel that Sara Pezzini got off a little too easily in this issue.
That said, artist Stjepan Sejic was at the top of his game this week. The battle between Sara, Aphrodite IV, and Aphrodite’s “sisters” were some of my favorite pages of Witchblade in the last few months. What can I say? I’m a sucker for robotic ladies with brightly-colored hair beating the hell out of each other. Since the entire last issue built up to this confrontation, I was excited for it, and when it finally happened I wasn’t disappointed. I merely felt that the resolution was a bit lacking.
There were some interesting parallels drawn between the sometimes cold Sara Pezzini and the unfeeling, robotic Aphrodite IV, which really brought out Sara’s compassion. As a character, I like her much more than Aphrodite, who is becoming a bit predictable. This issue’s still worth checking out, though, if only for the awesome android battles.
Top Cow’s Witchblade #136 is in comic shops now.