Thursday, December 11, 2008

Witchblade Volume I
(out last January 2008)

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One of the perks of being the faculty adviser for the Comic Book Club is getting read the donated comics as they come in in preparation for our upcoming sale / fundraiser. So I've gotten to read a couple interesting SLG titles (love SLG --- did you know they'll give you free stuff?), some crappy scifi and superhero stuff, an issue of the very silly (and gross) (and oversexed) Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash, the second issue of the original Tick run (need to find a collection because I loved it) and, the sole "novel", last January's Witchblade collection.

I've been vaguely aware of Witchblade, but I knew nothing of it and, according to the writer's intro, this book is as "ground-floor [a] read as possible, wrapped around an end-of-the-world storyline." This is so.

But you know what? I'm looongsince tired of "end-of-the-world storyline"s --- I would much rather see a display of the title's alleged noir elements and police procedural stuff and the other things that are supposed to make Witchblade different.

Well, that and, of course, the fetishistic flowing metal armor. The appeal of which is obvious.

(Seriously, is anyone kidding themselves here?)

Little Replicant Witchblade

3 comments:

Th. said...

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Here's something I forgot to complain about: The whole comic is a (halfbaked) setup for the entry of another universe's god to rule our world. And the heroine dispatches it in a couple pages with a quick stab to the head.

Weak.

Mr. Fob said...

I always assumed Witchblade exists only because of the fetishistic flowing metal armor.

Th. said...

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I can't prove you wrong.