If you have not read the entire Witchblade saga, or you are like me and enjoy a refresher, then this is a must read. The issue presents a summary of the saga going back to the beginning with Kenneth Irons and Ian Nottingham. But this is much more than just a summary of the story: it is a creative expression in and of itself. All the “documents” contained in the file are framed within pages that look like manila folders. The various documents use different formats, fonts, styles, and so forth, really providing the impression that this is a collection of records, clippings, email printouts, certificates, etc.
What I found most impressive about this magazine (I cannot call it a comic) is the amount of different voices and writing styles used by the writer. Each document has its own unique voice that reflects the character from whom the document originated. I am always impressed with writers who are able to effectively switch voices. It demonstrates genuine writing talent.