Witchblade #2

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge Artist: Roberta Ingranata, Bryan Valenza Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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"LIFE AFTER," Part Two
Struggling to adapt to her new life as the Witchblade's host, Alex finds she's the prime suspect in the death of an NYPD detective-and that the dead cop had powerful and corrupt friends who will do anything to keep his shady business quiet. But in the world of the Witchblade, nothing is quite what it seems, and Alex soon learns that there's more than greed and graft at play inside the circle of corruption. The bent cops also have a supernatural backer, and Alex has just landed in his crosshairs.

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Richard Gutierrez Jan 11, 2018

    The doldrums from the Witchblade are becoming more pronounced as the initial set-up is slowly progressing as we settle into the title. While I may be over enthused as to wanting or needing more action as I read with the previous series' exciting stories fresh in my mind, it is unnecessary as long as we remind ourselves this is only the second issue. But as our attention is kept in line due to the brilliance of the artistic team's wondrous visual montage, there is still the nagging desire to see this title equal or surpass what was shown before. And so with bated breath we wait, patiently wishing to see something which will make our wishes come true and turn this narrative into an something with no equal from before or since. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 11, 2018

    At this stage in proceedings, this series is slowly gathering speed as a great darkness starts to show is its dismembered hand or stump, if you will. Even so, long-term fans may feel that the slower pace requires a lot more patience. In Kittredge and Ingranata, you have a couple of creators who are looking to restore the horror elements to a character thatclosed out its previous run asmore of an action book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jan 17, 2018

    Witchblade is back and I could not be happier. This is a bold new direction for the franchise and I'm super excited about it. It really is a more modern day take on the concept. The comic takes the core elements that make the original series great and puts a new spin on them. This pays homage to what came before while making something entirely new. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Pierre Brown Jan 10, 2018

    Witchblade #2 solidifies itself as a must read as new developments are hinted although this issue isn't quite as action packed as the first. Alex is an interesting heroine to follow and I look forward to reading more of her adventures with the Witchblade. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    SnapPow.com - Harrison Rawdin Jan 11, 2018

    Witchblade #2 gets closer to the world we once knew with all the trimmings of something more current. No scantily clad interactions instead we have a moody atmosphere brought to life in an array of pages that speak directly to the core of what the property can be. In other words: if you haven't given the new volume a shot yet by all means go out and nab that first issue plus this one to give yourself a wholly happy day! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Jason Saba Jan 12, 2018

    This new series is far removed from the previous Volume and the short lived TV series, and that is such a good thing! I love this new take on Witchblade and eagerly await Issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - D. Ivester Jan 9, 2018

    After only two issues in, I can say I'm very interested in staying in and seeing where we go next with Alexandra and the eventual resurfacing of the Witchblade. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 11, 2018

    Witchblade #2 builds the character of Alex Underwood nicely, but doesn't provide enough Witchblade action to make this a top pick. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jan 11, 2018

    Witchblade #2 is well-drawn and well-written, but it needs to get going already. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jan 13, 2018

      Bits and pieces  Alex is the victim here. Hunted by a supernatural force, suspected of vigilantism against domestic abuse perpetrators, and the victim of harassment from a cohort of dirty cops she has her work cut out for her. This issue didn't do a great deal to move the plot along but it was elevated by its fantastic artwork. I'm still happy to tune in again next issue to see how the story progresses. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jan 9, 2018

    Witchblade (2017) #2 missed the mark, and while the script is well-written and the illustrations are polished and expressive, the book just isn't that entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jan 10, 2018

    There are moments that are sometimes interesting, amusing, or head-scratching, but on occasion it hits you with something unexpected and beautiful. While it may be overall a step down from the debut issue, the creative team manages to clean up the overall narrative and lay the groundwork for some grand plans. I for one am excited to see where Kittredge takes us as long as it means more great artwork from Ingranta and Valenza. Read Full Review

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