Free Witchblade for naysayers

Filip Sablik is causing quite a stir as a guest columnist over at Newsarama. About what? Well his first entry was a plea with the reader to understand that Top Cow is not only a T&A publisher. Sure, Witchblade is one of the hottest heroines out there but she kicks serious ass in addition to looking good. Well that entry created a mini-firestorm of controversy if you will, and Sablik believes so strongly in his views that he's offering a free way to agree or disagree. Through a partnership with Discount Comic Book Service and InStock Trades Top Cow is offering free copies of the original printings of the Witchblade trades featuring Ron Marz's first two storylines. Now they're not completely free (strings attached and all that). All you have to do is make one additional purchase (that doesn't have to be Top Cow mind you) through InStock Trades and either Volume 10 or 11 will be free. It gets better. If your total order is over $50, you don’t even have to pay shipping. If trades aren't your thing you can head over to DCBS and get Witchblade #134 for 75% off the cover price. The issue is the start of a brand new 3-part story that is still dealing with fallout from the War of the Witchblades. Once you've read any of the free issues (well one of them is mostly free) head back to Sablik's entry. Once the extra Newsarama page hit has been counted be sure to sound off as to whether or not you agree with Sablik's viewpoint about Top Cow comics. Personally, I don't think Witchblade in particular is any worse than half the other comics out there. Does her attractiveness help sell issues? Sure. Sex sells afterall. But Top Cow isn't predicated on looks alone, and Marz's storylines are actually quite compelling. I could name quite a few other heroines that use sex appeal a lot more than Witchblade (Supergirl has a mammoth-sized chest, Batgirl is a lesbian and just about anything Zenescope puts out is dripping with sex appeal). Rarely though do you have a publisher so willing to put their money where their mouth is. It's kind of like voting. If you don't vote you have no right complaining about the results. Same thing goes here. If you don't give Witchblade a shot you have no right to say it's all about T&A. Free Witchblade for naysayers


  1. I suppose you meant Power Girl rather than Supergirl.

  2. I'm so happy Top Cow is doing this! I used to be one of those people who disliked Witchblade soley on the thought that it was a T&A comic. I ended up being blown away when I read the first issue of First Born (I was getting into The Darkness), I ended up getting the graphic novel too. Hell, I read more Top Cow titles than Marvel or DC now due to Ron Marz' awesome writing!


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