Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Graphic Policy Reviews Witchblade Vol. 1

Graphic Policy's Brett remembers when Witchblade came out many years ago at a point when he had given up on Image Comics and any imprint associated with them. Top Cow (the publisher of Witchblade) since that time has defined themselves over the years putting out visually amazing comics launching the careers of some of the hottest artists in the industry. In truth, he has never read a Top Cow comic (that he can remember) until this past week. But leave it to Twitter to open up an opportunity to see what he's been missing.

His new friends (very professional folks) challenged him to check out what he's been missing, and a week after comic book writer Ron Marz reached out to him, he received a package that would provide him that opportunity. And he had to kick myself, because when it comes to Witchblade he's been missing some entertaining, quality comics.

He was nervous wondering what he had missed in the previous 79 issues. Would he be lost not know what’s come before? The answer is no, and after reading just the first volume, he felt like Sara Pezzini has been a friend of his for a long time. This volume is a great introduction and a perfect starting point to see what you’ve been missing. Along with Marz’s excellent writing, he was treated to the amazing art of Mike Choi.

Overall: For $4.99 you can’t go wrong. The story is entertaining and art beautiful and there are so few comics out there headlined by a strong, positive female protagonist. I’m sure like me you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the quality. This volume is a perfect jumping off point with a great introduction as to the character and what to expect. Marz’s writing is so good, I think I have another comic to add to my pull list. Give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed. Overall Rating: 9.25

Recommendation: Buy

Read the full review here.

Source: Graphic Policy

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