Gail Williams isn't switching...
Mary, the awkward teenage bearer of the Witchblade, is feeling good. She’s got an alien weapon. Woohoo! That’s cool right? Right, of course that’s cool.
Unless you’re Detective Sara Pezzini who’s worried about monsters in the city and the complete failure of the local internet and cell phone networks to get a single shred of evidence. Networks that are owned and run by Kenneth Irons.
Equally it’s not cool to get grounded, which Mary is for being 4 hours late home and not answering her phone when there’s a disturbance in town. Having friends who just dump you and then expect you to simply hand over the most exciting thing in your life has got to kinda suck too. That the friend is Tony Estacado who just happens to be The Darkness and that the most exciting thing in your life doesn’t want to be handed over won’t brighten a girl’s day much either.
When another boy at school, Aaron, asks her questions and requests she meets him after school, she’s not overly pleased that he doesn’t turn up as she needs to get home. On the way home, people are running and clearly - again - the phone lines are down.
On seeing Aaron facing an obviously monstrous being, so of course, Mary steps in. Without even thinking about it, when the being transforms into a dragon, Mary transforms - but so does Aaron!
What happens next is great to read.
I have to say I am loving this series. It’s a wild ride that twists and turns faster than the Witchblade can. The drawing, storyline, writing and production values on this series are of the highest standard and I find it un-put-down-able. Throughout every issue the other thing worth watching for, is Mary’s t-shirts, they are always impressive. There is only one slight urksome point with this issue. in this more than the previous issues, Mary and Sara look just a little too alike for me. But that’s nothing, this still gets a five out of five from me. I’m not Switching - I love it!
Gail Williams lives in her own private dungeon populated with all the weird and
the wonderful she can imagine. Some of it’s very weird, and the odd bits
and pieces are a bit wonderful. Well okay, she lives in Swansea with
her husband and daughter. And the world’s most demanding cat. To find
out more about Gail, check out www.gailbwilliams.co.uk - Dare you!