Saturday, September 08, 2007

Witchblade Issue #1

One cbr file | 12 Mb | 22 pages
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. While major Image titles like Wildcats, Youngblood, Cyberforce, Gen13, and Wetworks have been cancelled at one time or another, Witchblade has continued to trot along with monthly issues since its first issue in 1995. Of course this first issue of Witchblade was a tremendous hit, but so were those other Image titles. So what makes Witchblade so special? One big element is that Witchblade has been able to escape the bad girl mold that is was originally cast. If it was just about some voluptuous babe in tiny clothes and no story direction it could have ended up like Lady Death, Shi, or Vampirella. Another factor is that Witchblade has continued to keep up a solid level of artwork and writing talent throughout the years. Readers actually feel like the lead character Sara Pezzini is taking a journey through a meaningful storyline that builds with every issue. It also helped that Witchblade was never a character completely owned by an individual artist. When artist Michael Turner left the series, the book kept flying along like nothing happened. Granted Witchblade is not nearly as popular as it once was. July's issue #109 sold over 14,000 copies, placing it at 142nd in sales for that month. But things like sales can change dramatically from year to year. Who would have expected the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer book to be selling 100,000 copies a month? You never know where the next hit will appear. So take a look at how Sara Pezzini changed from a regular cop in New York to a supercop. Excellent art by that Turner dude. Enjoy! Bauer out.

Witchblade Issue #1
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