Witchblade Volume 4: Eternal (Witchblade #4)
A new era of Witchblade begins in this series-changing volume as Sara Pezzini, the Witchblade bearer for 100 issues, gives up the mystical gauntlet to a new bearer in Dani Baptiste The Witchblade is a mysterious gauntlet which bonds with a female bearer and serves as the Balance between the forces of Light and Dark. Detective Sara Pezzini, the current bearer has discovered...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by Top Cow Productions/Image Comics
(first published May 29th 2008)
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Witchblade continues to shine. Something that shouldn't need to be mentioned in any book review, but is a problem with the first three volumes, is finally fixed. The previous three volumes' binding starts coming loose as you open the pages and eventually will completely fall apart. They stitched and glued the binding so that is not issue this go around (finally!). Now the Witchblade books function as nice as they look! Just like the previous iteration, there are major plot developments contained...more
A critique leveled at superhero comics, one not wholly without merit, is that characters, by and large, don't change. Volume 4 of Witchblade, however, has change in spades, as Sara Pezzini, who begins the book pondering getting older and reflecting on choices made and roads not taken, realizes that she's pregnant and decides to give up the Witchblade. We meet Danielle Baptiste, the new bearer. In this volume Dani is largely whiny and abrasive; one hopes the character will become more interesting...more
Marz is well known for his work on Silver Surfer and Green Lantern, as well as the Marvel vs DC crossover and Batman/Aliens. He also worked on the CrossGen Comics series Scion, Mystic, Sojourn, and The Path. At Dark Horse Comics he created Samurai: Heaven and Earth and various Star Wars comics. He has also done work for Devil’s Due Publishing’s Aftermath line, namely Blade of Kumori. In 1995, he h...moreMore about Ron Marz...