Can Sara Pezzini be the savior Chicago needs, or will she fail to stop the Hipster Anti-Christ? Read on to find out.
The official description from Image:
Even if Sara Pezzini, bearer of the Witchblade and private detective, can save the one honest politician in Chicago and his entire charity event from an evil cult leader and her minions, she may still lose a larger battle…
Our hero is taking on a villain that in a lot of ways is different than any other antagonist she’s ever faced. We have a smart, calculating character that is simply ready to blow-up the world and watch it burn just for the fun of it. To be honest, you would think the inception of such a villain would be enough to sell this issue but beyond that the creative team delivers in so many other areas it’s honestly impressive.
Tim Seeley his the script out of the park. There’s no other way to say it, as the series writer seamlessly moves pieces and plays with established tropes all in a concentrated effort to continue to challenge and evolve this series. The dialogue between characters is the real selling point as the converations between Alisa Spencer and our protagonist sell a dichotomy that honestly feels like something that will haunt this series for quite some time. I especially enjoyed the fact that quite a few established side-characters re-appeared enhancing the previous arcs as they cement themselves as the new supporting cast.
Diego Bernard simply dazzles in this latest release as the series artist raises his own personal level of quality in an effort to handle the heavy requirements of the narrative. Each panel is lush with details as characters literally pop-off the page with dynamic shots complete with intriguing but believable actions. The pencil strokes here ultimately yield a fluid style that offers a vibrant yet visceral experience that is simply right up there with the many talented artist that have graced this storied series.
Witchblade #160 is a comic book that simply proves the quality of this talented creative team. In their brief run so far they’ve successful taken this comic character into a new locale while giving fans a fresh cast complete with some very solid stories. Highly recommended.