Supergirl may have the shortest skirt, and Wonder Woman gets points for her love of bracelets and bondage, but few comic-book babes are as arousing as Witchblade’s Sara Pezzini. Launched in 1995, the Top Cow Comics series follows Sara as she attempts to balance life as a New York City homicide detective and a superheroine.
The Witchblade, a powerful artifact resembling a jewel-encrusted glove, is an offspring of the primal constants of the universe. It acts as a balance between The Angelus (the source of light and order) and The Darkness. Once the Witchblade finds a worthy female host, it can create wings, shields and swords, not to mention throw chains and shoot energy blasts—pretty much anything you can think of.
Witchblade’s genesis came with comic-book artist Marc Silvestri and an original corps of writers, but it wasn’t until wordsmith Ron Marz
stepped in that Witchblade really took off. Marz weaves the fantastical with the realistic, incorporating all factions of life—including sex. Marz admits he has “no interest in pandering for prurient interest.” But he’s quick to add, “I’ve also got no interest in shying away from sexual content when there’s a story reason for it.” >>