Witchblade 158 review

Sara Pezzini fights a former witchblade bearer inside an alternate dimension while trying to stop a political assassination. In other words this issue is just weird, but the way the Witchblade series specializes in.

The last issue was delightfully weird, and this issue is equally so. The two witchblade bearers have the fight that the last issue teased, in which the former bearer wears a steam powered gauntlet. That fight alone makes this issue awesome, but there’s also a dinosaur and a deadly assassin in the form of a kid who’s trying to kill an elf princess. Sounds too confusing for a first time reader? Don’t worry, the recap page will help you figure things out. Even so, you’ll only have to read issue 157 to catch up on the story completely.

The art is fairly good too – almost as imaginative as the story itself. The fantasy city looks like a combination of a modern city and 18th Europe. The steam powered gauntlet simply looks awesome. Facial expressions are well defined. Visually, there is a lot going on.

I recommend this comic for anyone who thinks that magically powered gauntlets and bizarre worlds full of little assassins, elves and dinosaurs sounds appealing. This series in general is delightfully weird.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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4 Responses to Witchblade 158 review

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  2. wwayne says:

    If you like “delightfully weird” comics, then you should try Animal Man. The detail I enjoy more of this comic is its homelike atmosphere: I can’t tell you why, but it reminds me of Daria, an MTV cartoon I was deeply in love with when I was younger. And the decision of setting this series in a small town, instead of choosing a metropolis, is another detail that pushes Animal Man near to Daria (and to indie comics as well, since this is their typical setting – I bet this is not a coincidence).


  3. healed1337 says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll probably check out the next issue.


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