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10 Comics You Loved As A Teen (But Should Never Return To)

9. Witchblade

Top Cow Productions

There's a lot of love for Witchblade out there amongst readers, and the character has even been recast as a sort of feminist icon too. Alongside characters like Red Sonja and Vampirella, who've all undergone similar transformations over the last two decades, to grapple with Witchblade's legacy isn't as clear cut as you may think.

Still, for all that Witchblade commands a loyal fandom and continues to see success even twenty years following its original debut... it's still a weird comic. Too weird, if anything. It so transparently conforms to the worst excesses of the nineties and just looks comically out of place in 2019, where nuanced depictions of women in the medium tend to be less exploitative.

Look, there's nothing wrong with a sexy comic. But there is a point where 'sexy' gets so exaggerated that it becomes almost comical. Witchblade sadly falls into that category in hindsight, even if there's still plenty to appreciate about it.

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WhatCulture's very own Comics Editor. Cats, comic books and spaghetti westerns are my thing. Rants about stuff @EwanRuinsThings