The Sword isn't very good. The art looks amateurish and the characters are stupid. No one seems to question whether a blurry video clip of Dara jumping over a building is actually a girl jumping over a building. Thugs have no issue with slaughtering funeral-goers in public just to capture what they think is a regular girl in exchange for a few keys of meth. Dara adjusts instantly to her transformation from paraplegic to Supergirl. The artists keep digitally blurring the backgrounds of panels to indicate distance; it looks cheap.
And yet something about it appealed to me...I went directly from "Huh, that kind of sucked" to "I wonder how quickly the library can have volume 2 for me." Maybe I'm just that big a sucker for a revenge story.