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.