Artifacts #9- Act 3 of the series officially begins with this issue and it’s off to a good start. After the disastrous fight last issue, Witchblade and the Darkness has a little downtime between fights and they made good use of it. I will admit I was never comfortable with the relationship between Sara and Jackie. The two of them are so different it’s just hard to imagine them having a relationship and a child together. The relationship felt tack-on at times, more of an order from the higher-ups at Top Cow than anything that came naturally from the stories. However this issue touches on the relationship and for me, it worked! Maybe it’s the passionate sex scene between the two but this was one of the few times I felt how Sara and Jackie could be attracted to each other. I have to applaud writer Ron Marz and new series artist Jeremy Haun on their work in this issue. It was excellent.
Green Lantern: War of the Green Lantern Aftermath #2- This issue starts where the previous issue left off; Soranik Natu and her band of Green Lanterns attempting to break into the Guardians’ chamber and assassinate Sinestro. The assassination was stopped by Kyle Rayner but that wasn’t what Aftermath was about; Aftermath was setting up stories for the DC revamp. A lot of questions were left unanswered and while I’m unhappy about that, writer Tony Bedard did a good job teasing the upcoming books. All in all, Aftermath wasn’t great but it was a fine finish to the “War of the Green Lanterns”.