The whole demon on earth thing is over-done. Each week a new title springs up, pitting the holy forces of heaven against the chaotic hordes of hell. Sifting through all the shit can sometimes lead to gold, and this is exactly the case with Dynamites #1 issue of Witchblade: Demon Reborn. Gotta love a hot detective who gets hooked up with an ancient, all powerful weapon. In case you haven’t read the original one-shot by by Mark Millar and Jae Lee, this #1 issue offers bang for your buck as it also contains “Witchblade: Demon.”
WRITTEN BY: Andre Parks
ART BY: Jose Luis
RELEASE DATE: August 15th
Without reading “Witchblade: Demon” the story might be a bit confusing. It’s really helpful that our friends at Dynamite hook us up with that book as well. Regardless, this issue from Andre Parks and Jose Luis is stellar in its own right. Sara Pezzini is a detective who happens to be the owner of the witchblade artifact, which gives her kickass powers including shotting lightning bolts, extreme strength, and the ability to track baddies. The story establishes itself through the use of two well-used narrative devices. The first is the use of the demon as narrator who is undergoing rebirth. Since the story jumps between him in hell and Sara on earth, it allows the reader to get into the demons head while letting them know that he f*cking hates Sara. The second method is the use of flashbacks. The flashbacks offer a background on Sara and the demon in hell before his rebirth. It can be a little tricky keeping the story lines straight, but if you read “Demon” before y “Demon Reborn”, it’ll be smooth sailing.
“Witchblade: Demon Reborn” has some amazing typical Witchblade-style art! Luis uses the first few pages to set the tone for the whole book with his use of realistic settings and beautiful shading. When Sara uses her witchblade powers, shooting a really dazzling lightning bolt at the demon, the artwork is at its best. Jae Lee’s work on “Demon” is incredible as well, but we’d expect nothing less from him.
The final few pages coupled with the art should make any Witchblade fans proud of Dynamite’s work. It’s two great issues for the price of one, which is always a good thing in my books.
Reviewed by – GreenBasterd