Last issue, we saw Dani pay a visit to her student, Finch's boyfriend. Things got a little violent. It didn't really seem like Dani to use the Witchblade against a...civilian. Then again, Dani hasn't always made the wisest decision, I mean she easily trusted David Worthy. At this point in the game, she shouldn't be making rookie mistakes.
Sara, also acted a bit out of character in her reaction to Dani's 'problem' and the way she handles it. But after reading through the issue, it does all go back to that bond that they share.
This is one of those issues that even though it's not chock full of action, I really enjoyed it. Ron Marz continues to show that actually writing for the characters can have a bigger impact than having an issue with all out action. These characters are flawed in a human way and that's what makes reading Witchblade all the better.
Stjepan Sejic blows me away, as usual. I love the rain effects with the glow of the Witchblade or the shine from the lightning. He even adds little details such as the way their hair would look in the rain. His art is such a treat for the eyes.
And the last page? It's kind of a doosey. The door has been opened for some really bad stuff to come. It's going to be great.
I'm going to give this a 4.5 out of 5. I felt a little let down during this "Crown Heights" storyline, but this issue makes up for it all.
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(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic
Witchblade wielders Sara Pezzini and Dani Baptiste find themselves at odds over the fate of a girl Dani has taken on as a dance student. Could this be the end of their friendship and perhaps the start of something far more deadly? This issue sets the stage for a storyline that will change Sara, Dani and the Witchblade forever!
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series