Our weapon enhanced heroine, Sara Pezzini, is back on the case in Dynamite’s Witchblade: Demon Reborn #2, as her troubled past rears its ugly head. Fans of the series understand that as with many “Witchblade” books, this one combines realistic artwork, excessive gore, and a supernatural powered hot chick. While it’s all fun and games, it doesn’t add much to the story that was building up in issue #1.
WRITTEN BY: Andre Parks
ART BY: Jose Luis
RELEASE DATE: August 29th, 2012
The last issue of “Witchblade: Demon Reborn” brought us up to speed on our protagonists life; Sara continues to deal with a past rapist being out on bail and an old enemy haunts her dreams. I love the use of flashbacks and dreams. These scenes can be hard to understand, and they do little to progress the story, but they play out quite nicely in the narrative. The demon chases Sara, disguised as a priest. At first I was confused as to whether or not this was Sara flashing back but as the story continues it becomes abundantly clear that she’s in the present and the demon is back on the streets. Aside from this, there is not much development in the story despite a decent amount of action. The issue focuses on a gruesome crime scene that does a number on Sara as she realizes the demon is behind these killings. Once again, I found myself wondering whether this was simply Sara dreaming.
The realistic quality of art from Jose Luis is perfect for a “Witchblade” book. The realism not only pertains to the characters but also to the environments and violence, which is awesomely sick and twisted. This issue lacks excessive amounts of magic, but I am sure later issues will dazzle as the Witchblade powers are put to work.
As far as art goes, issue #1 is top notch, the story however is developing a slower than I hoped for such a short miniseries.
Reviewed by – GreenBasterd