wmwadeii's Witchblade #173 - Borne Again, Part Four review

Witchblade #173 Review

Cover & Solicit - 4/5

  • Would I pick-up or buy the comic based on the solicit or cover alone?
  • Are the alternate covers appealing?
  • Does the solicit and cover portray what happens in the issue?
  • Do I like the artist's style on the cover?

Art, Colors & Inking - 4/5

- Weighted Double

  • Do I personally like this artist's style?
  • Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?
  • If there are multiple artists do they blend well and not disturb the reading experience?
  • Does the coloring/inking blend well with the artist?
  • Is the coloring and inking enjoyable to the eye?
  • Is it easy to distinguish what's happening?

Layout & Flow - 5/5

  • Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read?
  • Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?
  • Can I easily read the issue, to include lettering?
  • Is there too little or too much dialogue or monologue?
  • Is it easy to understand what's happening without reading previous issues, or other titles?

Story - 5/5

- Weighted Triple

  • How well did the issue further develop the current story?
  • How well did the issue further develop the characters?
  • Did the writer stay true to the history and characteristics of the characters?
  • Did I simply enjoy reading the issue?
  • At the end of the issue do I immediately want to read the next one?

Verdict - 4.6 (9/10)

The team of Marz, Braga and Gonia continue to impress me each week. The story Marz is trying to tell is excellent and very accessible, and with Braga and Gonia on art duties they are really working great together. Each issue brings us a little closer to finding out how the balance of the Darkness, the Witchblade, and the Angelus will work with the death of Jackie and the loss of the Darkness. I highly recommend adding this series to your Pull-List.

- For my thoughts and previews of this issue, see the Witchblade #173 Review at Images Unplugged.

2 Comments
Posted by time

Nice review. I like the layout of your review. I intend to read Witchblade this week.

Edited by wmwadeii

@time: thanks, I hope you also took the time to read the full review at IU. This has been a great start so far with the new team. I haven't read Witchblade well since the beginning but this new arc that Marz is releasing almost makes it seem like a reboot of sorts and they are making it very accessible.

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