By Mitch Barracuda
A Top Cow/Virgin Comics Crossover Event
Written by Ron Marz
Art by Eric Basaldua
Top Cow Publishing
Cover price: $3.99; In-stores April 30, 2008
So two smoking hot girls bust down your living room door. They barely have clothes on, and their skin shines in the light like a brand new car. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO? Well, you kill them of course! I mean come on, isn’t that your first instinct? Don’t grab a jimmy and a six pack. No way. Icky! Bust out the sword and get medieval on their fine asses! Witchblade/Devi showcases a crossover between Virgin Comics and Top Cow‘s finest ladies to look at, and with artist Eric Basaldua drawing the curves, you’re gonna get your eye candy’s worth for sure. The story? Not so much.
Writer Ron Marz plays it safe in the typical crossover fashion. One hero travels to another country to solve a mystery, and ends up fighting the other hero… cuz that’s what we want to see with two gorgeous ladies that could make men paint houses in 100 degree heat. The interesting part is how the story starts out; nodding to that largely underrated Medieval Spawn/Witchblade series from way back when, where the crossover states that these two heroes have actually fought together before. Guess what? Witchblade loses this one. That was a nice twist.
Everything else, you’ve pretty much seen before as a blueprint for the company crossover, but if you’re fan of artist Eric Basaldua like I am, then this is worth the price of admission. Seeing Sara Pezzini in her undies, and then engulfed in the Witchblade armor when fighting undead stalkers just makes me crave ice cream and snuggle time with the girlfriend. So think twice before drawing your sword on The Witchblade and Devi for a Darth Maul duel in the Playboy mansion. You just might learn a thing or two if you break out the Courvoisier instead.
Continue Reading? It’s Virgin’s turn, so I’m sure the art will definitely kick ass.