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Graphic Saturday! Witchblade Red Sonja



For Graphic Saturday this week we have for you Witchblade/Red Sonja. Just as the tittle suggests it’s a crossover between Top Cow’s leading lady, Detective Sarah Pezzini the wearer of the mystical weapon, the witchblade and from Dynamite Entertainment, Red Sonja. It’s the same character from that old movie with Brigitte Nielsen and The Terminator himself, Arnold.

Witchblade Red Sonja by Doug Wagner
Art by Cezar Razek
Publish Date: April 2013 /Dynamite Entertainment
Source: Publisher via Netgalley for an honest review
Look for this at Amazon / BN

A little about this trade paperback from goodreads:

Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, pursues a cannibalistic monstrosity into the heart of a dead, black mountain. Meanwhile, Sara Pezzini, modern day bearer of the Witchblade and NYPD Detective, investigates the ghastly death of a Catholic Priest. Two of comics most celebrated heroines together in one terrifying tale of loss and redemption.

Since the participants of such an event are separated by quite a few millennia, we are treated to a story that shifts perspectives from that of Sarah’s contemporary present to Sonja’s distant barbaric age. So let's dive into the story first. Though a bit entertaining the story itself is not something that will hook you right at the start. We get Sonja on the past on her righteous quest slaying monsters and such. While on her quest she meets her witchblade wearing contemporary and they both unite against the greater threat. In the present, Sarah is busy with domestic life and her life as a police detective, until her case takes a turn to the supernatural. The events then begin to show a connection between Sarah’s and Sonja’s story. Through some magical long distance calling through the witchblade, our titular characters connect and interact. Thus this provides the answers to deal the threat present to them both. Oh and lest we forget the big baddie is a fallen angel. Cool huh? The ending did leave me wanting more from it. It was like, “well we have a reset button so lets forget what happened before because it caused too many problems to sort through".

Onto the art now. Suffice to say that it was average. Nothing special really. A tad too generic looking, at least to me. Nothing really popped. Not the character designs, nor the color pallette. In the end another cross over for the sake of doing one.

I give a 3 out of 5, for the entertaining action at least since the story itself wasn't that original nor satisfying, especially the happy clean ending leaving details unsolved.  Recommend this to those seeking thrilling action, but not too deep a story.

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