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I'm still not quite sure about Tim Seeley on Witchblade. He took over as the writer as of issue #151, and I'm not sure he quite has a grip on Sara's personality yet. It doesn't help that he's a fiend for grossouts, as anyone who reads Hack/Slash could tell you, and he's injected a lot more random nudity into the book.

There are a couple of things I like about his opening arc, though, such as a brief interjection in the latest issue, featuring a meeting between three past bearers of the Witchblade, Darkness, and Spear of Destiny.


Sara's been investigating the murder of a local alderman, which led her into conflict with, by turns, a coven of biker witches and a gang of rejuvenated senior citizens, who all wear some kind of bizarre suit of organic armor. It's not until this issue that she gets a handle on what's happened: there's an ancient power underneath Chicago and this isn't the first time it's run into the Witchblade.

The exact date isn't established, but Escatado's dialogue suggests that the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 hasn't happened yet.

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Date: 2012-03-31 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Yeah, it's definitely not Marz, and I miss Sara actually armoring up to become the Witchblade, but Seeley's doing a pretty fun and interesting story.

It's funny, when the woman came in with the Witchblade-like armor in 151, I was almost certain that they were going to bring in the "Cloneblade" element from the anime.

Date: 2012-03-31 08:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Because, truely, a woman working for the Catholic Church in the 19th Century would dress exactly the same way as a superheroine from the 1990s. Seriously, she doesn't have to be wearing a bustle or something, but the costume kind of clashes with the tone, doesn't it?

Also, as I said before regarding the Darkness: Shade did it first.

Date: 2012-03-31 09:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greenmask
Yeeeeup, sure does.

Date: 2012-03-31 09:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drmcninja
100% agreed. I was going to make a quip along the lines of racist vs. stereotype before I realized that this was supposed to be in the past. Her costume alone was enough to throw me off.

Date: 2012-04-01 12:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Motto to both.

Date: 2012-04-01 01:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
"One of the first things you have to learn in pretty much any writing class is that if you go back far enough, absolutely everything has been done before."

Well that's going onto my list of things to do with a time machine.

Date: 2012-04-01 12:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Back when the Darkness was first made, it was conceivable that comparisions might not have been made due to the differences between Richard Swift and the other guy (the other guy being involved with the Mafia and all), but when a similar character appears in the 1800s and snarks at people, it shouldn't be suprising if comparisions are made.

Swift wasn't so much as a rampant jackass as this guy though, and certainly not as racist.

Date: 2012-04-01 12:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Hey, just realised: they're the 456 from Torchwood: Children of Earth!

Date: 2012-04-01 08:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] auggie18
I wish I could "Like" that second paragraph. So much.

Date: 2014-03-30 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
With Marz returning, so should the armor.

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