Created on August 30, 2012
and written by Category
: Comic Book Reviews
, Dynamite Entertainment Reviews
Publisher Name: Dynamite Entertainment
Publisher Website: http://www.dynamite.net/
Writer: Ande Parks
Pencils: Jose Luis
Colors: Vinicius Andrade
Number of Pages: 22
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.
The Demon has been to hell. Now he’s back, ready to take revenge on the person who sent him there: Sara Pezzini. As the Demon continues to taunt and test Sara with a horrific series of murders, Sara’s fragile grip on her home life starts to slip. Meanwhile, the Witchblade screams for justice against another sadistic criminal who has been set free. Sara must struggle to control her own desire for vengeance. When ghosts from the Witchblade’s bloody past invade Sara’s home, she may finally lose control altogether. The road to hell beckons, with the Demon as Sara’s personal guide.
This issue did not offer what issue one offered overall. The story was slower and it just took more pages than I would have expected to get back intot he full swing of things. There’s also the fact that issue 1 had a full comic story by Mark Millar and Jae Lee as a back up, which is hard to compete with as far as backup material goes. This one wasn’t bad, issue one was just better punch for punch.
Why then did I give both issues a 4/5 rating? Because all though issue 1 was indeed better punch for punch, issue 2 lands a 12th round knockout with it’s phenomenal(and vastly superior) ending. As far as cliffhangers go, this ending left me hanging by my fingertips on an impossibly thin ledge. I’m almost angry that I have to wait another month to find out what happens(but in a very good way of course).
Witchblade: Demon Reborn is a 4-part miniseries. With such a short amount of time to tell such a large story, it’s understandable that this issue was what it was, which is the ultimate filler issue. It seems to exist more to add more meaning to issue one, and to set up 3 a,d 4, than it does to stand as its own part in the story. But it doe its job well and I sincerely cannot wait for the next two issues to see how everything wraps up. Not to mention Sara’s inevitable face-to-face with the “Demon” who is responsible for all of these shenanigans in the first place!
Bottom line(cause Stonecold said so): This series is setting up to be an epic one. Though this issue wasn’t amazing cover to cover, it sets the stage for what could be a straight out epic conclusion.
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