Story by Tim Seeley
Art by Diego Bernard
Covers by John Tyler Christopher, Dennis Calero
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Cover Price: $2.99
It’s been awhile since I’ve read the title, but with Witchblade #151 being the start of a brand new creative team, I thought I’d check it out and give it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised.
It seems that writer Tim Seeley has breathed new life into this book. It’s no longer the hot girl with mystical weapon fighting monsters book, now it’s the hot girl private eye with mystical weapon fighting monsters and solving cases book. And it makes a big difference. It’s nice to have the heroine be proactive instead of reactive for a change. As a covert “first issue” this book did exactly what it should have done — got me interested in the story and characters and hooked me enough for me to want to buy the next issue.
Art-wise Diego Bernard is fantastic! He certainly knows how to draw great looking women and I was very impressed by the amount of detail that went into every page. The backgrounds are great and Bernard really knows how to convey mood through his art. He’s the perfect choice for this book.
I’m happy to say that Witchblade will be back on my regular pull list from now on. Seeley and Bernard have hooked with with a comic that’s got a great story and gorgeous art. I recommend that you pick up Witchblade #151.