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greenmask ([personal profile] greenmask) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-01-12 03:26 pm

Witchblade, Magdalena, and Manapul

Way back when I put up the last requests post (the next one is COMING SOON), I promised some of Francis Manapul's run on Witchblade to somebody. I forget who. I am sorry.

I just managed to get those scans done. The quality is weird and I don't know why. Better late and dodgy than never??

One thing I didn't notice at the time but find wanting in hindsight, is that whilst I was reading Witchblade in.. 2002-2003?.. and in the live-action television show as well, Sara doesnt really have that much in the way of female support characters. Her flake sister shows up sometimes, and there was that daughter of her dead best friend, and every now and then Lara Croft would drop by.. but the day to day, comic to comic stuff was pretty dudefilled.

So it was always nice when another lady did come and visit - such as here. I picked these scans in particular because it's also always neat to see some evidence of in-world "rules" when you're dealing with supernatural jiggery pokery.

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I'm not that fond of the way Top Cow chose to advertise it, but maybe you are.



Backstory: Sara has been chasing a suspect from a murder inquiry. That's all you need.

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[there is a page of fighting that I cut for length]

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I'm not sure if I have the next issue/s. But I'll look, if anyone's interested.

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Written by David Wohl.
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[personal profile] terrykun 2012-01-12 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
She's got actual arm and shin guards! And she's wearing flat boots! FLAT! I can give the belly area a pass, because that is a nice kickass and relatively practical costume on a woman. (:

And she gets a permit for her weapon. :D

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-12 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah--the fact that she's a nun makes it a little weird for her to show that much skin, but it's still a pretty decent costume. :)

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-12 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
It could be a minor bit of rebellion as well.

"As a Bride of Christ you can't show off your body like this!"
"I have to wear something skin-tight to better move anyway--and besides, I'm doing a thousand sit-ups a day and I GOTTA show off!"

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-12 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
I suppose that's possible--I guess I'm just thinking about this with the standard depiction of the Catholic Church in mind, which might be a little silly when we have in cannon that this young female from Magdalene and Jesus' bloodline is the savior of the Earth or whatever.

Though I would assume that, if that was the case, it was something that was added in later, and the beginning was probably just "sexy girl fighting demons," which, again, I wouldn't have a problem with if it weren't for her also being a nun.
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[personal profile] okkult3000 2012-01-12 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Mary Magdalene wasn't a prostitute.
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[personal profile] okkult3000 2012-01-12 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
This kind of confusion was bound to happen. Eighty percent of the women in the Bible are named Mary.