Gunned down and left for dead on a New York rooftop, Alex Underwood’s life should have ended there—but instead, at the moment of death, she became host to the Witchblade, a mystical artifact that grants the woman wielding it extraordinary powers. But the power comes with a heavy cost, and Alex finds herself thrust into the center of an unseen battle raging on the snowy streets of NYC. Demons are real and walking among humans, and every one of them is intent on taking out the Witchblade’s newest host before she becomes too strong to kill. But the artifact chose Alex for a reason, and she’s not going down without a fight.
Select praise for the new WITCHBLADE:
“I dug the hell out of this first issue and am excited to see where this series goes. I guess I’m a Witchblade fan now.” —Nerdist
“The work that Kittredge and Ingranata have put into this issue is more than obvious and may end up being more memorable than the original’s legacy. They have captured and injected a world of emotion into these pages bringing this property out of the 90s and into the modern times.” —Comicosity
“There’s enough of the original mythos present that longtime readers can find their way around, but this new beginning is also accessible enough that brand new readers…this is exactly what the series needed to move forward.” —ComicCon.com
“Buy! Witchblade #1 is worth a spot in your weekly purchase. It does an excellent job creating a story that is intriguing and allows readers to ease into the legend of the Witchblade… the future is bright for the franchise.” —Rogues Portal
“The art of Roberta Ingranata and colorist Bryan Valenza is the highlight of the issue, as every panel has a sense of urgency to its composition and the splash of bright colors is restrained until a bloody explosion is shown with a vibrancy for emphasis. It’s a very post-Jessica Jones comic, but the juxtaposition of the trauma-centric themes with the urban fantasy setting make this a comic with a lot of potential.” —Newsarama
Diamond Code JAN180875