Witchblood #2 – Comic Book Review

Witchblood #2 Comic Book Review 

Created by: Matthew Erman & Lisa Sterle
Colours: Gab Contreras
Letters: Jim Campbell 
Publishers: Vault Comics

Check out our Witchblood Issue 1 review here!

Witchblood 2 – Burnin’ For You

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place, they say, but here comes Issue 2 of Witchblood, ready to prove you wrong in glorious technicolour. Previously, we left our witch at the end of Issue 1 being pursued by some damned fine vampires, and Issue 2 sees them hot on her tail. Yonna seeks out the help of her fellow witches in her mission, however not all goes as she hopes and plans…

Bar brawls a-plenty and even a soundtrack (we’ll get there, don’t worry), Witchblood #2 keeps serving us everything we loved from Issue 1 and more.

Green Intervention

Witchblood is the most beautiful form of a passion project. That fact becomes even clearer than before in Issue 2. Here, we are treated to an exploration of all the witchcraft we could want, from medicinal plants to mystical crystals. Witchblood is a glorious exploration of magic and the supernatural, sometimes scary and always beautiful.

Every witch is distinct, unique, and I want to be them all. The artistic talent is off the charts and the colours and lettering bring each character to life in a unique and magical way. There are no stereotypes here, only classics. Creativity is really at play in Witchblood, and it warms my heart to see it. Our witches, however, are not alone or as safe as we would like them…

Witchblood Bar Brawl

As much as I love my magical witches in their warm and balmy deserts or their cool and enchanting crystal stores, you all know where my heart lies. From day one, I have been a vampire gal, and Witchblood continues to remind me why. Adorable, terrifying and undeniably hot, the vampire biker gang The Hounds of Love head to a bar, and some of the best chaos in comics ensues. I’m a sucker for a soundtrack, and all I will say to you now, reader, is make sure you have your music playing device at the ready. It makes a perfectly crafted double-page spread even better.

Anime-boy eyes and stars, Southern Drawls, soundtracks, and a much-needed lesson in American history cements the vamps bar scene as my favourite this issue. Trust me though, I was hard-pressed to pick. That’s the thing about Witchblood, once you think you have peaked, you turn the page and feel everything all over again. The tiny touches and the big flourishes – every part makes me want to sing about it. But I won’t. I can’s sing, and I want you to read it.

Burnin’ For You

Even the minutiae of Witchblood hit the spot. The colours are as rich and bold as before, and you can feel every atmosphere prickle at and warm your skin. We flit from cute to cold and it feels more natural than you’d think. Lettering (especially for the bikes) is slick and inventive, and slots perfectly into the panel and art choices. I love an asymmetric of dynamic panel choice, and Witchblood’s layout captures the flow of magic, and blood, impeccably.

It’s easy to gush about Witchblood, which I know is all I have done. I’d apologise, but I’m really not sorry. This comic really is something special, not just for fans of witchcraft and vampires, but for anyone who loves colour, representation, and the craft done rightWitchblood Issue 2 truly is magical, and I’m making my summoning circle for Issue 3 as we speak.

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