Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Witchblade #138 [2010] by Ron Marz

Ron Marz and Stjepan Sejic take the present day tale of various Artifact bearers and present them in a fairy tale form. It was a brilliant way to tell the history of the Top Cow Universe in a unique and fresh form. We got a subtle reintroduction of Kenneth Irons who may have hired Aphrodite IV to kidnap Hope. The book is presented in splash pages similar to Superman #75 featuring the Death of Superman. The final page brings us to the present as the story is told by Sara’s sister Julie who was killed within the pages of Artifacts. Terrific issue retelling the history of these characters.