Review – Witchblade #140

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Witchblade #140 stampedReading Witchblade #140 I got a bit of deja vú.  I absolutely enjoyed it and it’s a perfect hopping on point, but the issue reminded me a bit of an earlier issue where Sara Pezzini is forced to investigate another strange monster occurance.  That’s absolutely not a bad thing though.

Sara Pezzini has investigated countless bizarre crimes, but her latest case may be the most shocking yet! Pezzini and her detective partner have encountered monsters and demons before, but these latest supernatural terrors seem to be born from the imagination of an innocent child.

Written by Ron Marz and Saurav Mohapatra with art by Stjepan Sejic the story reminded me a bit with an earlier story arc about a Golem in a Hasidic neighborhood.  There’s a feeling of Law & Order in this.  Similar stories, but just different enough they’re entertaining.

The writing and art are solid enough, and that’s what I expect from Marz and Sejic.  It’s familiar, fun, comforting and a solid read.  If you’ve never read a Witchblade comic before, this is a perfect hopping on point, and I absolutely recommend doing just that.

Plot: What was Marz and what was Mohapatra I’m not quite sure, but there’s definitely a slightly different tone than normal.  Again, not a bad thing at all, but something was definitely different in the big picture.  But the comic has a feel at times, where it’s a monster of the week, person gets killed, the detective gets called in and it’s defeat the monster and find out who the summoner was.  Familiar, but fun at the same time.  Rating: 8

Art: Sejic’s art has grown on me.  The painted feel gives up a sense of detail that I’ve come to ignore and look past.  Instead the mood is great and this issue has a very interesting use of warm colors, reds, yellows, orange and browns.  It’s an interesting color palette, and ties the issue all together.  Rating: 8.5

Overall: This comic is familiar, but it’s entertaining at the same time.  A perfect hopping on point for people new to the series, I definitely recommend you checking it out when you head to the comic book store this week.  Overall rating: 8.25

Recommendation: Buy

Page count: 32 pages    Price: $2.99    Release Date: 12/8/10

Top Cow provided Graphic Policy with an advance copy of this issue for FREE for review.

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