Thursday, April 22, 2010

Graphic Policy Reviews Magdalena

Going into the Magdalena #1 I was a blank slate. I knew nothing about the character other than her brief appearance in some Witchblade comics I read, and that she had something to do with the Catholic Church. It was nice to come into a property with no expectations and no preconceived notion other than the writer of the series Ron Marz has previously produced some top notch material. I have to say, I’m impressed. It’s a fun, interesting series with not an original plot, but still it felt fresh.

The series follows the Magdalena’s are descendent of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene (how hasn’t this series caused more of an uproar!?) who serve the Catholic Church in fighting evil. Is it an original plot? Nope, we’ve seen it tread before, but throw in a layered history, some action, beautiful art and suddenly it stands out from similar material.

Marz does it again; pushing the plot with just enough held back that you need to work a bit on the relationships and where certain tension arises. The main characters banter is descent, and believable, with a nice flow. The pencils by Nelson Blake II, inks by Sal Regla and color by Dave McCaig create a tapestry that holds up to the high art standard I’d expect from a Top Cow comic book.

Recommendation: Buy

Read the full review here.

Source: Graphic Policy

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