As the finale to the three part story, I felt it didn't quite conclude the storyline. The murder investigation pretty much got the backseat, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The battle between Marinette Bwa Chech and Witchblade was something to see. Stjepan Sejic astounds us (as usual) with his combination of visuals and colors. I really liked the look of the red flames surrounding Marinette. The colors almost jump off the page. The story was just so nice to look at.
I think it's safe to say that we could most likely expect to see Marinette again in the future.
Overall it was a good issue. I wasn't crazy about the storyline or the voodoo creature but with Sejic's art, it made up for it. I do like that Ron Marz didn't just give Sara an easy battle. After the last page, I can't imagine Sara is going to be too happy next issue. We'll have to wait and see. 4 stars out of 5.
Here is a preview for this issue:
(W) Ron Marz (A) Stjepan Sejic (Cov) Stjepan Sejic
NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini wields half of the powerful ancient artifact known as the Witchblade. But now she faces a foe that predates even the mystical gauntlet, confronting a deadly horror that has descended upon Brooklyn’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish community. Could the biblical Angel of Death truly have been unleashed?
Meanwhile, the bearer of the other half of the Witchblade, Dani Baptiste, goes to the aid of one of her dance students, but is she being reckless with her power?
Full Color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series