The Magdalena #11
Written by Ron Marz
Pencils by Nelson Blake II and David Marquez
Inks by Sal Regla and David Marquez
Color by Dave McCaig
Letters by Troy Peteri
Cover by Nelson Blake II, Sal Regla and Dave McCaig
Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: March 7, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
I have been a fan of Top Cow comics for years, unfortunately I have never had the chance to read this series before. Lucky for me, though, Dave3 sent the first ten issues to catch me up for The Magdalena #11. Like most comics from this company, it rocks! Plus, in this issue, we have Sara Pezzini… you know, the freaking Witchblade!
Our story for this issue revolves around Patience (The Magdalena) and Kristof (a Vatican agent) searching for not only a piece of the one true Cross, but also for the freshly stolen Spear of Destiny. Knowing she needed help, Patience contacted Sara for assistance. Not just the bearer of the Witchblade, Sara is also a detective… and pretty handy to have around.
Enlisting (okay, maybe threatening…whichever) the help of the thief who stole both objects and sold them, the group sets up a plan to recover the lost artifacts. Tracking the buyer to China, they infiltrate the well guarded facility only to find something beyond their wildest dreams! All of their travels and interrogations never prepared for what happens at the end of this issue!
I have been entertained by Ron Marz‘s writing as much as I have enjoyed the art team of Nelson Blake II, David Marquez, and Sal Regla. The plot moves along quickly and really seems to flow well. Simple backgrounds with well rendered characters and objects marry well with the storyline. I am excited to have found yet another series to read. Besides, I am a sucker for anything with the Witchblade in it, even if it’s just as a guest appearance. If you are a fan of this genre or even just of comics with a female lead, you will enjoy this series. If you aren’t sure, try it… I think you might like it.