Witchblade #185 Chapter One:
Written by Ron Marz
Art by Abhishek Malsuni
Inked by Zsolt H. Garisa
Colors by Neeraj Menon, Nanjan Jamberi
Letters by Troy Peteri
Written by Matt Hawkins
Art by Michael Turner, Stjepan Sejic, Linda Sejic, Isaac Goodhart, Phillip Sevy, Nelson Blake II, Randy Green
Inked by D-Tron
Colors by J.D. Smith & Bill Farmer
Letters by Troy Peteri
Cover A by Michael Turner & Brian Haberlin
Cover B by Keu Cha, D-Tron, & Steve Firchow
Covers C & D by Stjepan Sejic Top Cow Productions, Inc.
Release Date: November 25, 2015
Cover Price: $5.99
NOOOOOOOOO!!!! That was my first reaction upon hearing the news that one of my longest-running addictions was coming to an end. And during its twentieth anniversary year, no less. What horrible thing did I do to earn such a cruel punishment?! How can Witchblade #185 be the end?
I’m a huge fan of The Dresden Files. If you know me at all, you know this already. So it comes as no surprise to anyone involved that I never hesitate to review anything even remotely related to the series. Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Down Town is a brand new story and takes place between the novels White Knight and Small Favor.
Harry Dresden is not just a private detective, he’s also Chicago’s only professional wizard. So when the local police call him in, it’s going to be something supernatural, you can bet money on it. Sergeant Karrin Murphy is usually the one asking him to consult on cases, since she’s the one that historically gets the weirder assignments. This particular case is no different, murder and mayhem abound and it’s painfully obvious from the get go.
If you haven’t heard of Stjepan Å ejiÄ‡ yet then I am ecstatic to be able to introduce you to his work today. If you have, then you know that Sunstone Volume 3 will be just as amazing as everything else he has done prior. I must however, before I go any further, mention that this particular item is very adult oriented. I mean that in the strictest sense of the term, it deals with adult situations, what some consider to be alternative lifestyles and in its most basic constructs it also contains a significant amount of nudity. Pervy, fun, kinky nudity to be precise.
This being the third volume of the Sunstone graphic novels, it should be obvious to even the uninitiated that the storyline has progressed and evolved after almost three hundred pages between the last two volumes. But the first thing you’ll notice while reading this series is that it is first and foremost a story about two people falling in love. Regardless of everything else, these characters embody love in its earliest days; not to say there isn’t an amazing amount of latex clothing coupled with collars and gags. However, BDSM toys aside, the fact that we are dealing with two women in a sexual relationship would be enough to keep most publishers at bay. Therefore, before I forget, I must applaud Top Cow for their open-mindedness and tolerant attitude, as it’s refreshing to see that in a publisher.
The future is inevitable. In Cyber Force, Vol. 2: Rebirth written by Marc Silvestri, with illustrations by Marco Turini and colors from Arif Prianto and Andy Troy, the cybernetically enhanced heroes would like to save the world from a horrible rumored future, but they’ll need to save themselves first.
Cyber Force, Vol. 2 picks up right where the first volume left off, as the heroes try to escape CDI (CyberData Industries) after a violent confrontation with CDI’s chairman. Just as one threat is extinguished, a new CDI created menace with a personal vendetta against Ripclaw emerges. As the team tries to elude their new, deadly foe — while doing their best to keep one of their own alive — the new chairwoman of CDI begins her nefarious plans for the creation of a new earth.
Here we go with an exclusive look at the upcoming special St. Patrick’s Day variant cover for Top Cow Comics’ IXth Generation #3. IXth Generation #3 is written by Matt Hawkins with art by Stjepan Sejic. This special cover is by Linda Sejic.
For those not in the know, IXth Generation unites Top Cow’s Cyberforce and Aphrodite IX characters with their more mystical side like The Darkness. In issue #3, the Darkness comes calling on our heroes and you’ll have to read to see how they deal with it.
IXth Generation #3 is out March 18, 2015, so keep a look out for it. In the meantime, check out our exclusive reveal of the St. Patrick’s Day cover here below.