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Witchblade/Red Sonja #1

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Witchblade/Red Sonja #1

Credits

  • Words: Doug Wagner
  • Art: Cezer Razek
  • Colors: Marlon Ilagen
  • Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment/Top Cow Productions
  • Price: $3.99
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2012

A behemoth of a first issue.

Witchblade/Red Sonja #1 features two of the comics’ world greatest female heroines going toe-to-toe with several massive supernatural beasts.  Within one issue, writer Doug Wagner has laid the groundwork for a new foe with deep connections to the occult world.

Though Witchblade lead Sara Pezzini never actually crosses paths with fellow dynamic female, Red Sonja, it is quite clear that their stories are intertwined.  A frigid introduction to Red Sonja reads quite well, leading into an almost completely silent battle that steals the show; in all honesty, this knockdown drag-out fight could have easily worked without any text on the page, a bold claim and even bolder compliment to artist, Cezar Razek.  Detective Pezzini’s introduction in the book’s current timeline, likewise, is incredibly brutal and reeks of gruesome occult sacrifice.  This scene is quite horrific, with the sacrificial victim being staged in a theatrical position with blood pooling on the ground, all the while a second ghastly sacrifice forces Pezzini to confront a monstrous battle herself.   What clearly unifies the heroines’ stories, however, is the supernatural raising of a colossal demon, which sets the stage for issue #2’s introduction.

Issue #1 of Witchblade/Red Sonja #1 casts both heroic females into battles of epic proportions, while murders in both timelines set the stage for a new enemy to challenge them both.  The art from Cezar Razek looks great, especially when monsters of colossal proportions attempt to destroy them both.  With a new enemy rising in the past, it’s only a matter of time until both heroines meet to destroy their adversary.

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