Written by Ron Marz, Art & Cover by Sami Basri
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Who is Voodoo? Is she hero, villain – or both? Learn the truth about Priscilla Kitaen as she leaves a trail of violence across America. Discover the new DCU through her eyes, because the things she sees are not always what they seem…
Bias: I’ve enjoyed Ron Marz’ run on Witchblade for the most part (I came into it pretty late in the game, and am only about halfway through his run so far), and while I can see a definite parallel between the titles, I don’t know that it’ll be enough to hold my interest.
What I liked: The artwork was gorgeous, even if it was mostly pin-ups of the main character in various states of undress (not that I minded…) If I’m right about the direction the story is going in, it might have an impact on the Grifter comic…
What I disliked: Like Catwoman, this title had a lot of gratuitous half-naked shots of the main character. Unlike Catwoman, there didn’t seem to be as much reason for it. (Initially? Yes. By the end? Definitely not.) In point of fact, it detracted from the story at the end, which was annoying. The story, while promising, has too many characters acting like idiots for me not to cringe with practically every page.
Verdict: I’m dropping this title, but I may pick up the trades, if it turns out to tie into what’s going on in the Grifter title.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.