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Preview: Witchblade #176

Witchblade #176

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Cover By: Laura Braga
Variant Cover By: John Tyler Christopher
Price: $3.99
Diamond ID: APR140616
Published: July 2, 2014

Sara Pezzini believes her life is returning to normal…at least normal for someone who wields an ancient gauntlet of immense supernatural power. But when dark secrets about an abandoned amusement park surface, Sara’s investigation draws her into a living nightmare.

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Preview: Witchblade #175

Witchblade #175

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Cover By: Laura Braga
Variant Cover By: John Tyler Christopher
Variant Cover By: Michael Turner
Price: $5.99
Diamond ID: MAR140530
Published: June 4, 2014

DOUBLE-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! Starting a new storyline, the team of writer RON MARZ and artist LAURA BRAGA continue their acclaimed run, providing an entry point for new readers, as well as a celebration of all that’s gone before. Also features a second story by MARZ & BRAGA, revealing a previously untold tale of the Witchblade in feudal Japan, as well as other bonus features.

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Preview: Witchblade #174

Witchblade #174

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Cover By: John Tyler Christopher
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: DEC130606
Published: April 16, 2014

Is the Witchblade out to reclaim Sara as its rightful host…or is it out for revenge?

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Preview: Witchblade #173

Witchblade #173

Story By: Ron Marz
Cover By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: NOV130534
Published: March 12, 2014

BORNE AGAIN

Even without the Witchblade secured to her wrist, Sara Pezzini cannot escape the corrupting influence of the gauntlet.

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Preview: Witchblade #172

Witchblade #172

Story By: Ron Marz
Art By: Laura Braga
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: OCT130634
Published: January 29, 2014

Sara Pezzini will soon discover who the Witchblade chose to be its next bearer…

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Preview: Witchblade #171

Witchblade #171

Story By: Ron Marz
Cover By: John Tyler Christopher
Story By: Stjepan Sejic
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: SEP130649
Published: December 18, 2013

WITCHBLADE NO MORE!

Sara Pezzini violently ripped the Witchblade from her body and abandoned it. For Sara to begin her life anew, the Witchblade must find and bond with a new host. But not all who wield the Witchblade are worthy to bear the burden of the gauntlet.

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Review: Witchblade #170

witchblade170_coverSara Pezzini has been a cop, a mother, a girlfriend, and a private investigator. She is none of those things anymore. The only thing tying Sara to her past and preventing her from forging a new chapter in life is the Witchblade. But with everything else gone, who will Sara Pezzini be if she gives up the Witchblade?

Welcome back old friend, man we’ve missed you! Writer Ron Marz, who really defined Sara Pezzini and the Witchblade is back at the helm and with his first issue back, Witchblade #170, he’s set out to redefine the character he built up to be more than just a scantily clad kick-ass woman. And with this return issue, he’s brought with him a new artist Laura Braga who brings a style that matches the tone of the new direction.

What Marz brought to the character was depth and emotion, having her spend what seemed like more time in her detective clothes than the Witchblade bikini armor. He created a character who had a personal life, professional life, and secret identity all rolled in to one. With the first issue back, he’s decided to shake things up giving Sara a new location, new job and new issues with the WItchblade which has been causing her problems lately, preventing a normal life. Through flashbacks, we see how Sara got to where she is, only partially, as she seeks out help to rid herself of the Witchblade after a series of unfortunate incidents.

This Sara is no longer a private eye in Chicago, she’s back to her roots as a cop, now a Sheriff in a small town and immediately thrown into solving grisly murders. It’s a fresh start and perfect jumping on point for those who have never tried the series or have lapsed since Marze left (almost two years ago!).

With Marz, we also have fresh artist Laura Braga whose style reminds me a lot of what we see from Mike Norton on Revival. There’s a down to earth vibe about it all, fitting perfectly with Sara’s new location and Marz’s new direction. A fantastic combination of the two. The cover is by Marc Silvestri and is a homage to his cover for Uncanny X-Men #251, it’s the bonus for an already great issue.

It’s been a bit since I’ve been really excited over Witchblade, but in this first issue, Marz and Braga breathe new life into the character, and I can’t wait to see where they go with it.

Story: Ron Marz Art: Laura Braga
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Witchblade #170

Witchblade #170

Story By: Ron Marz
Cover By: Marc Silvestri
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: AUG130590
Published: October 30, 2013

RON MARZ RETURNS TO WITCHBLADE!
Sara Pezzini has been a cop, a mother, a girlfriend, and a private investigator. She is none of those things anymore. The only thing tying Sara to her past and preventing her from forging a new chapter in life is the Witchblade. But with everything else gone, who will Sara Pezzini be if she gives up the Witchblade?

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Preview: Witchblade #170

Witchblade #170

Story By: Ron Marz
Cover By: Marc Silvestri
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: AUG130590
Published: October 30, 2013

RON MARZ RETURNS TO WITCHBLADE!
Sara Pezzini has been a cop, a mother, a girlfriend, and a private investigator. She is none of those things anymore. The only thing tying Sara to her past and preventing her from forging a new chapter in life is the Witchblade. But with everything else gone, who will Sara Pezzini be if she gives up the Witchblade?

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