Alex and Johnny go into hiding at Majil’s apartment after the attack. She tells Deb about Johnny being alive. Deb pressures Johnny into explaining just how that was possible. Johnny was brought back by a rogue government agency that experimented on him. The gave him performance-enhancing drugs to which he became addicted. After he found out the group was targeting Alex he decided to leave them. He weaned himself off the drugs and reentered Alex’s life. After he was finished telling the tale, they are attacked by armed men. Alex armors up and takes them out.
Meanwhile, Maggie, the woman who tried to kill them last issue, is taken into custody. She calls her employer who runs a company that is interested in Alex. The mysterious woman cuts her losses with Maggie and tries to have her killed by an assassin named Artemis. Maggie defeats the woman. She breaks out only to find another woman killing the guards and she is talking about Alex.
This story is slowing going and confusing. I am not entirely sure who all the characters are and I have read every issue. There is still little to no character development with characters just jumping from event to event. I did like the brief political commentary. The art is decent, but I am still not sold on the new look for the armor. I would like this story a lot more if I could connect to the characters. But the writing isn’t making that happen.
This book has potential, but it's not meeting it.
Witchblade #8: Why Aren’t You Dead?
Writing - 6/106/10
Storyline - 5/105/10
Art - 7/107/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 8/108/10
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