A Review: WITCHBLADE #157

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of WITCHBLADE #157 from Top Cow and Image Comics. The story is by Tim Seeley, the pencil work is by Diego Bernard with inks by Fred Benes and Alisson Rodrigues.

Sara Pezzini is having a tough time making ends meet in her new life as a private investigator in Chicago. It doesn’t help that she spends more of her time battling the supernatural that  resides in the city than her real world cases. She winds up in the lands of Faerie that looks like similar to 19th Century England … with the exception of all the Dwarfs, Elves, and Orcs walking around. Sara is taken to Sheriff Godliffe who happened to be a former Witchblade wearer until it deemed her unworthy. Sara then learns what is going on in Faerie...

This is an interesting start to a new story arc. I’ve never read WITCHBLADE before, but enjoyed Tim Seeley’s HACK/SLASH series so I figured I give this a try. I definitely see the Fox Mulder/Buffy mix that has been used to describe the series to me. With the help of the “previously” page, anybody has enough information to jump into this series and move on without being loss. That is a big plus in my book. I’m not really familiar with Diego Bernard, but his art is top notch. If you have been curious about this series, here’s your opportunity to jump on board and see what’s going on.

WITCHBLADE #157 is in comic stores and available at www.topcow.com or www.imagecomics.com.

~ Thomas

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