Witchblade #175

Writer: Ron Marz Artist: Laura Braga Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

DOUBLE-SIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! Starting a new storyline, the team of writer RON MARZ and artist LAURA BRAGA continue their acclaimed run, providing an entry point for new readers, as well as a celebration of all that’s gone before. Also features a second story by MARZ & BRAGA, revealing a previously untold tale of the Witchblade in feudal Japan, as well as other bonus features.

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 4, 2014

    Witchblade #175is exactly the type of high caliber comic I look forward to reviewing. It represents a turning point for our heroine as it adds in a couple companion stories plus theWitching Hour. With all that in mind this book instantly becomes a must own for fans and a decent jump on point for new readers. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 10, 2014

    For an anniversary issue, Witchblade #175 hits all the right notes for me, and is certainly the absolute best issue of the series under Ron Marz since his return to the title last year. When do we get more? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jun 4, 2014

    Both Braga and Rodriguezs artwork is coloured by Betsy Gonia and Bill Framer, and they really enhance the formers pencils – Gonia delivers an impressive job and Bill Framers colours are very solid as well, with a good mix that allows for an impressive result. All in all then, despite the minor problems with this book, Witchblade #175 is probably a newcomers best bet at jumping on the series. It comes recommended, to newcomers and old hands alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Jun 4, 2014

    Longtime fans of the series should be very proud to have stuck with it for as long as they have. After so many years and so many stories, Witchblade is just as beautiful and vital a comic as it was when it first kicked off back in 1995. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Jun 4, 2014

    Witchblade #175 is well worth reading despite any issuesmentioned above. There are issues with this anniversary comicwithout a doubt, but still a funread. If you're curious about Witchblade, give this a chance. If you're notinto Witchblade, this may not change your mind. In the endWitchblade #175 could be better but there is enough here to have me wanting to read more. 8 out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jun 7, 2014

    For some reason, this is just not what I expected this issue to be. After battle the Angelus and all that fun stuff for the fate of who controls the Witchblade I thought Sara would be back to her old habits, or something. Instead we get this crazy internal issue where Sara and the Witchblade have some choice words for each other. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Jules Boyle Jun 3, 2014

    Saying that, Ron Marz is always worth reading, so I'm going to stick around for a while. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Gizmo Jun 30, 2014

    Regarding the main story, I feel like we've done this dance before. It is handled fine, but I don't care for the way the Witchblade on it's own is portrayed here. I'd prefer it to look creepier and more feminine. The backup story with the Japanese Witchblade is okay and the art looks great. The backup narrated by Gleason feels irrelevant and is not particularly entertaining. I would have preferred a story here to branch the time gap between the current Witchblade and Tim Seeley's run. As a jump-on point, this works, but I can't imagine new readers would get psyched to open a subscription.

  • 7.5
    Yippeekiyay Jun 8, 2014

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