Monday, November 09, 2009
CBR: RON MARZ UNVEILS THE NEW ANGELUS
The dust has settled on "War of the Witchblades" with Sara Pezzini emerging as the sole Witchblade bearer, but that's not the only major development to come from Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic's recently concluded "Witchblade" story-arc. Danielle Baptiste, who previously held the light portion of the Witchblade, will now embark on a new chapter as the host of the Angelus, the third portion of Top Cow's Trinity that includes both the Witchblade and the Darkness. Dani's newfound status will be further explored in "Angelus," a six issue miniseries written by Marz and illustrated by Sejic that brings the beloved "Witchblade" heroine to her hometown of New Orleans.
When CBR News caught up with Marz to talk about his plans for the "Angelus" miniseries, the writer said that he'd been planning to take Dani down this path ever since introducing her in the main "Witchblade" series. In Marz's eyes, the Angelus has historically gotten the short shrift in comparison to the Darkness and Witchblade, but Dani's recent acquisition of the powerful mantel should hopefully mend that unbalance.