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I would like to start getting into Top Cow comics' Witchblade/Artifact series.

What would be a good approach to start reading these series?

My only familiarity with that universe is:

  • The TV series "Witchblade", which I assume was done based on the comics.

  • Some random facts discovered on comicvine database when I was researching answers for previous questions.

Some tactics I can think of are:

  1. Should I merely start with the oldest comics on Top Cow?

    These seem to be "Angelus Volume 1", "Witchblade: Prevailing", "Magdalena Origins Volume 1" and some others that didn't seem Witchblade/Artifact related.

    However it's hard for me to tell if any given title belongs to Witchblade/Artifact line or not.

  2. Should I start with specific Witchblade series comics?

  3. Should I start with some "best of" set? If so, which?

  4. Should I start with specific issues containing critical info, even if they are not oldest or best? If so, which?

  5. Your other idea.

Notes/details:

  • I explicitly cenetered on Witchblade/Artifacts series, but if any tied-in series issue (Magdalena?, Angelus?) should be included in the starter set, I'm fine with that.

  • I am open to the idea of reading the comics in order other than #1=>#N in the series, provided most of the significant plot info from the ones I miss can be found online, such as ComicVine

  • If possible, the recommendation should fit into 4 waves of 3 issues4 waves of 3 issues

  • If possible, the recommendation should be biased towards comics available for sale, especially at comixology. Howeever, that is a weak preference - I'd rather expend the effort tracking down a hard-to-buy issue if that issue is considered critical to read.

  • For any suggestions, it would be strongly appreciated if specific reasoning to choose that specific set/order is provided instead of simply a bare list.

I would like to start getting into Top Cow comics' Witchblade/Artifact series.

What would be a good approach to start reading these series?

My only familiarity with that universe is:

  • The TV series "Witchblade", which I assume was done based on the comics.

  • Some random facts discovered on comicvine database when I was researching answers for previous questions.

Some tactics I can think of are:

  1. Should I merely start with the oldest comics on Top Cow?

    These seem to be "Angelus Volume 1", "Witchblade: Prevailing", "Magdalena Origins Volume 1" and some others that didn't seem Witchblade/Artifact related.

    However it's hard for me to tell if any given title belongs to Witchblade/Artifact line or not.

  2. Should I start with specific Witchblade series comics?

  3. Should I start with some "best of" set? If so, which?

  4. Should I start with specific issues containing critical info, even if they are not oldest or best? If so, which?

  5. Your other idea.

Notes/details:

  • I explicitly cenetered on Witchblade/Artifacts series, but if any tied-in series issue (Magdalena?, Angelus?) should be included in the starter set, I'm fine with that.

  • I am open to the idea of reading the comics in order other than #1=>#N in the series, provided most of the significant plot info from the ones I miss can be found online, such as ComicVine

  • If possible, the recommendation should fit into 4 waves of 3 issues

  • If possible, the recommendation should be biased towards comics available for sale, especially at comixology. Howeever, that is a weak preference - I'd rather expend the effort tracking down a hard-to-buy issue if that issue is considered critical to read.

  • For any suggestions, it would be strongly appreciated if specific reasoning to choose that specific set/order is provided instead of simply a bare list.

I would like to start getting into Top Cow comics' Witchblade/Artifact series.

What would be a good approach to start reading these series?

My only familiarity with that universe is:

  • The TV series "Witchblade", which I assume was done based on the comics.

  • Some random facts discovered on comicvine database when I was researching answers for previous questions.

Some tactics I can think of are:

  1. Should I merely start with the oldest comics on Top Cow?

    These seem to be "Angelus Volume 1", "Witchblade: Prevailing", "Magdalena Origins Volume 1" and some others that didn't seem Witchblade/Artifact related.

    However it's hard for me to tell if any given title belongs to Witchblade/Artifact line or not.

  2. Should I start with specific Witchblade series comics?

  3. Should I start with some "best of" set? If so, which?

  4. Should I start with specific issues containing critical info, even if they are not oldest or best? If so, which?

  5. Your other idea.

Notes/details:

  • I explicitly cenetered on Witchblade/Artifacts series, but if any tied-in series issue (Magdalena?, Angelus?) should be included in the starter set, I'm fine with that.

  • I am open to the idea of reading the comics in order other than #1=>#N in the series, provided most of the significant plot info from the ones I miss can be found online, such as ComicVine

  • If possible, the recommendation should fit into 4 waves of 3 issues

  • If possible, the recommendation should be biased towards comics available for sale, especially at comixology. Howeever, that is a weak preference - I'd rather expend the effort tracking down a hard-to-buy issue if that issue is considered critical to read.

  • For any suggestions, it would be strongly appreciated if specific reasoning to choose that specific set/order is provided instead of simply a bare list.

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What are the best comic books to get introduced to Top Cow Witchblade/Artifact series?

I would like to start getting into Top Cow comics' Witchblade/Artifact series.

What would be a good approach to start reading these series?

My only familiarity with that universe is:

  • The TV series "Witchblade", which I assume was done based on the comics.

  • Some random facts discovered on comicvine database when I was researching answers for previous questions.

Some tactics I can think of are:

  1. Should I merely start with the oldest comics on Top Cow?

    These seem to be "Angelus Volume 1", "Witchblade: Prevailing", "Magdalena Origins Volume 1" and some others that didn't seem Witchblade/Artifact related.

    However it's hard for me to tell if any given title belongs to Witchblade/Artifact line or not.

  2. Should I start with specific Witchblade series comics?

  3. Should I start with some "best of" set? If so, which?

  4. Should I start with specific issues containing critical info, even if they are not oldest or best? If so, which?

  5. Your other idea.

Notes/details:

  • I explicitly cenetered on Witchblade/Artifacts series, but if any tied-in series issue (Magdalena?, Angelus?) should be included in the starter set, I'm fine with that.

  • I am open to the idea of reading the comics in order other than #1=>#N in the series, provided most of the significant plot info from the ones I miss can be found online, such as ComicVine

  • If possible, the recommendation should fit into 4 waves of 3 issues

  • If possible, the recommendation should be biased towards comics available for sale, especially at comixology. Howeever, that is a weak preference - I'd rather expend the effort tracking down a hard-to-buy issue if that issue is considered critical to read.

  • For any suggestions, it would be strongly appreciated if specific reasoning to choose that specific set/order is provided instead of simply a bare list.