Volume 8: War of the Witchblades
Written By Ron Marz
Art by Stjepan Sejic
Top Cow Productions
Release Date: September 14, 2010
I have been reading Witchblade on and off for the last 2 years now. Although all of it has been in trade format, it would be hard to find at least over 130 single issues. But that would be crazy, unless you had the time, money, and resources to make it happen. But believe me, trades are the way to go for catching up on almost anything if possible. Witchblade is a unique idea that I first learned about a couple of years ago when I saw the TV show. Later on I then discovered it was based on a comic book series, and it made me want to pick it up to see what it was like. And I was not disappointed.
Witchblade Volume 8 is called “War of the Witchblades” and it means just that. Sara Pezzini at one point was the sole bearer of the Witchblade, which is a powerful and ancient weapon in the form of a gauntlet which balances the forces between light and darkness. Dani Baptiste became the new bearer of the Witchblade when Sara discovered she was pregnant a couple trades ago. She decided the only way to keep her baby safe was to let go of the mystical weapon. But since the events of “First Born,” Sara and Dani decided to each share a half of the Witchblade and its powers.
But the tides have recently turned and a mysterious figure has arisen from the shadows to drive a wedge between the wielders of the Witchblade. Sara is having a shocking change in attitude that is surprising her friends and family, this leaves Dani a little unsure of what to do. One way or another the balance between the light and the darkness must be returned to the way it was. And with special appearances by the Angelus, you are sure to be in for a fun and interesting read. Will Dani help Sara find her way back, or is she lost for good? Run out to your local comic book shop or library if they carry this and pick it up. I don’t think you’ll like what you read.
Witchblade Volume 8 is written by Ron Marz (Witchblade, Green Lantern, Star Wars comics, Angelus) and drawn by Stjepan Sejic (Aladdin, Broken Trinity, Witchblade, Angelus). These two make a great team on this series and they do not disappoint. I highly recommend this and any other of their work.