Witchblade #1 Review

Witchblade #1

Writer: Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Roberta Ingranata
Colorist: Bryan Valenza

I would like to think I’m a big comic book nerd, but I never heard of Witchblade until I read this first issue.  But I have to remind myself, I am always learning new things and I was surprised to learn that Witchblade had been written for 20 years and is back after a two year hiatus.  Without any prior knowledge, I still found this issue to be very entertaining because of the main character Alex Underwood and the creative team behind this great first issue.

Alex Underwood is going to be an amazing character and a big reason this book will be successful. She has led an interesting life and her life has gotten more complicated because of her death, or lack thereof actually.  She comes back to life, but something has changed about her.  It’s this change that really makes her interesting and what will have readers coming back for more.

I had never read anything by Caitlin Kittredge or seen anything drawn by Roberta Ingranata until this issue, and that is something I regret. They absolutely hit a homerun with this first issue of Witchblade. Caitlin Kittredge nails the voice of Alex Underwood and does a real good job of describing the Witchblade and its history. Roberta Ingranata is the real draw here because her art is beautiful, but still gruesome when it needs to be. These two ladies are telling a kickass story with a kickass lead and hope you will enjoy the first issue just as much as I did. Oh, and check out the interview with Caitlin Kittredge and Roberta Ingranata at the end of the issue because it was very informative.