Witchblade #170

Witchblade #170

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Laura Braga Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Sara Pezzini has been a cop, a mother, a girlfriend, and a private investigator. She is none of those things anymore. The only thing tying Sara to her past and preventing her from forging a new chapter in life is the Witchblade. But with everything else gone, who will Sara Pezzini be if she gives up the Witchblade?

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Oct 29, 2013

    Now on the big question: can you just pick up and the book and start here? Well, yes, you very much can. Marz has made this a pretty good jumping on point for fans how have been Top Cow curious. As I mentioned, the side characters are there, but not really explored but you get the gist of their relationship with Sara within this setting. It's definitely a new beginning for the Witchblade world and I'm ready to see where things go. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 26, 2013

    This was an amazing issue and a brilliant jumping on point for new readers, as well as a brilliant time for old readers to rejoin the series. It has some amazing mystery, with plenty of suspense and drama, having brilliant tone throughout. Ron Marz also shows why his original run on Witchblade was so popular, and with new artist Laura Braga with him the series is bound to remain outstanding. Due to all this it's extremely easy to recommend this issue, and I for one can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Philip Suson Oct 30, 2013

    Witchblade is a comic produced by Top Cow Productions which is partnered with Image comics. Witchblade #170 is available at your local comic book shops as well as through digital distribution. For information on where a comic book store is near you check outcomicshoplocator.com. WItchblade #171, part two of Borne Again will be released around December 18, 2013. What are your thoughts on this review, this issue, or even the comic as a whole? Comment below as we love hearing your thoughts. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Oct 31, 2013

    But, all things considered, I had fun with this issue. I've already re-read it a few times and it holds up to multiple readings. Small things jump out constantly. I'm definitely onboard with the new creative team. They just need to get the kinks worked out here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Oct 30, 2013

    Marz may be easing into his return with Witchblade #170, but make no mistake, the man has something big in store and this issue is just the calm before the storm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 30, 2013

    It's been a bit since I've been really excited over Witchblade, but in this first issue, Marz and Braga breathe new life into the character, and I can't wait to see where they go with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 30, 2013

    It's time to get back into WITCHBLADE. Ron Marz returns and you won't' be ready for what he has planned. If you haven't read in a while or at all, you can easily start here. We get a nice summary and Marz establishes that time has passed with some mystery as to what has recently happened. As we start to get the pieces to the puzzle, Marz whacks us in the head with an ending that should catch you off guard. If you've ever been curious about WITCHBLADE or haven't read it in a while, this is a good place to start. Ron Marz knows the character, having written her for so long. It's been too long since I've read WITCHBLADE and I thank Marz for giving me a reason to come back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 31, 2013

    Witchblade #170 may not have all that it needs to be successful, but it has more than enough to earn praise and a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Nov 1, 2013

    Witchblade is looking to be going in an interesting direction, with plenty of questions that need answering. Oh and lets not forget there's a couple big surprises in the book too! If you're a Witchblade fan you'll enjoy this, and if you're not, but you like Supernatural stories, give it a shot! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Oct 21, 2013

    Despite Witchblade #170 being largely a set-up issue, Marz and Braga do a great job of bringing this series back-to-basics to remind readers why Witchblade was such a compelling book to read. With Marz back in the saddle it's exciting to see this book back on track and heading in a bold new direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Oct 31, 2013

    Artist Laura Braga, with colorist Betsy Gonia, makes this issue shine, giving Sara a swagger and sensuality that shows from her hip-swinging first appearance. She's equally at ease providing expressive faces and postures, driving the action as this series receives a much-needed shot in the arm. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 30, 2013

    I wouldn't say that this issue is a soft reboot like the start of Seeley's run was, but it is a great spot for new readers to jump on. You really don't need to know anything about the series previously and while I couldn't tell you how Sarah got where she is, it didn't distract or harm the story at all. If you've never checked out Witchblade, I can recommend this issue for sure. If you've never really had an interest in the world or character then I doubt you're going to be won over here. Read Full Review

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