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Title: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 02, 2017, 02:35:32 PM
If not, why not? It is fucking AWESOME.

As everyone knows, Gail Simone  took over the title and rebooted it – she was one of Dynamite’s hottest ever acquisitions and she took the comic to new heights of popularity and critical acclaim. Before Gail, humour had been hard to come by in Red Sonja stories but she totally changed the tone of the series.

With that said, I couldn’t stand Gail’s run personally because she changed so much about the character. She removed the vow entirely (and openly poked fun at it in one issue) – not just the ‘best her to bed her’ element but the whole path of vengeance and involvement of the Blood Goddess Scathach. Yes, removing all the rape references is no bad thing but it wouldn’t take a brain surgeon to rework the vow, such that Sonja’s granted inhuman abilities and skill in exchange for servitude to Scathach.

Gail’s Sonja was much more pedestrian than the Sonja before her - a highly skilled huntress, sure, but she was no longer the greatest swordsman around. She was formidable in battle because she was ANGRY … a calm swordsman totally embarrassed her in a duel and she only beat him when she dropped her sword and lost her temper. Gail also went to the other extreme, changing Sonja from a virtual virgin to a character who would fuck anything that moved – she was a total slave to her own lust and rage, constantly drunk out of her gourd … basically, she was a caricature of the classic She-Devil.

The comic did great business but as far as I was concerned, as a Red Sonja comic, it sucked.

Then last year, we got another reboot by Marguerite Bennett. The big gimmick about this one was that Sonja’s look was changing substantially, losing the chainmail bikini for a fur hood, cape and tunic … still not the most practical outfit for pitched battle but a huge change from the classic look. I didn’t pay too much attention to this one after the first ish but it only lasted for six issues and just kinda petered out. The writing was OK but nothing special, and the art was bland and mediocre.

Then I heard late last year that the series was being relaunched YET AGAIN and by another female writer … this time, ex-‘Poison Ivy’ scribe Amy Chu, who’d been suggested by Simone. On pencils was Spaniard Carlos Gomez, who’d done a few Marvel bits here and there but was more closely associated with Dynamite.

#0 came out in December for 25 cents or free of charge on Comixology. It wasn’t earth-shatteringly good but it showed real promise, with lovely artwork from Gomez. The bikini was back and briefer than it’s been under most artists. In total contrast to Bennett’s run, there were suddenly loads of gratuitous poses .. .the very first panel, which has been reproduced on the opening of every issue since, has Sonja dashing up a staircase towards Kulan Gath, with most of her naked arse on display. However, Gomez has a really cool style that hasn’t been used on Sonja for a long time, a blend of cartoony and realistic that really works. The closest artist to his style for me is Humberto Ramos but Gomez is MUCH better, with far better background work, facial expressions and movement. The story itself had a brief battle between Sonja and a big, nasty monster, followed by several pages of her dashing through a tunnel, and then a BIG REVEAL at the end.

The BIG REVEAL?


SPOILERS


Sonja had been transported to modern-day New York City.

Yes, this has been done before twice in Sonja team-ups with Spider-Man but those stories never showed Sonja interacting with normal people, just fighting magicians and superhumans. The early issues of this series are all about Sonja finding herself in a totally strange environment, where she doesn’t understand the language, where her opponents have firearms, and she marvels at running water, let along modern technology.

And it is a fucking BLAST

The art continues to impress …  Gomez is as good at drawing cityscapes as desolate Hyborian wastelands. He stills throws in butt-shots whenever he has a chance but he has at least given Sonja a leather jacket to help against the sudden snows that she brought with her from Hyboria.

Amy’s introduced a cool new sidekick for Sonja in young cop Max and there are more supporting cast members to come. Kulan Gath is the big bad but here is a business mogul with eyes and cronies everywhere.

#1 had Sonja facing off with the cops, getting shot in the shoulder, taken down and bundled off to a mental hospital on Gath’s orders. There, Gath’s minions made an attempt on her life but she busted loose and fled to Central Park, grabbing that jacket on the way.

#2 is out next week; I’ve seen most of the pages and it is absolutely fucking incredible. In contrast to Gail Simone’s butt monkey Sonja, here Amy’s giving us a She-Devil who relishes being in a totally alien land and acclimatises to it in record time. Chu’s admitted to not being much of a Sonja fan, outside of the Simone run, but she’s gone back to the classic version of the character. That’s not to say her stories aren’t funny … actually, #2 is the funniest ‘Red Sonja’ story I’ve ever read. There’s none of Simone’s self-referential, knowing humour, it’s more organic. Max, who speaks basic Hyrkanian, calls Sonja ‘naked lady’. There’s a great sequence where, deprived of her sword, Sonja has to catch a duck in Central Park with a wooden spear for her dinner and a guy out walking his dog spots her. Sonja keeps a low profile but in no time, attracts attention to herself in a bar with her unique abilities and goes viral on social media, alerting Gath to her presence – there are pics of the bar patrons posing for selfies with a nonplussed She-Devil.

The action also continues to be kinetic. After the cool escape scene in #1, there’s an even cooler bar scrap in #2 with some outstanding work from Gomez. Chu’s Sonja is also a real force to be reckoned with. On arriving at the bar and necking a beer, she proceeds to crush a load of big guys at arm wrestling (after having been shot in the shoulder in the previous issue, mind). The bar scrap isn’t a few panels of punches and kicks, oh no. Sonja tosses a fucking TABLE one-handed right across the bar into a giant thug with zero effort and in the next panel, slams his head together with that of another huge guy. Amy’s Sonja is a powerhouse … she’s said in a writer’s commentary that if Sonja were healthy, it would take more than three big guys to take her down.

So, yeah, this comic gets my highest recommendation. It’s due to go on for another 3 issues after next week’s but I’m hoping Chu and Gomez stick around after that. Apart from moans about the cheesecake art and the setting, the run’s been getting pretty damn good reviews so far. Chu seems to really love writing Sonja and it’d be interesting to see what she could do with her in a more traditional setting.

I’m getting the comics via Comixology … does anyone know how to post scans from there or is it proof against that kind of jiggery-pokery? If there’s a way to do so, I’ll happily post a few scans here.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Kallor on February 02, 2017, 08:33:53 PM
I just bought them on Comixology after reading your post, so I'll let you know what I think soon.  I also noticed that there are a ton of Red Sonja series available on Comixology Unlimited, so it looks like I'll be able to check out the Simone and Bennet runs too if I want.

As far as posting screens from comixology, the only way I know of is to screenshot the page (I read my comics on an ipad pro) and then take it from your synced photos folder.  The more tech savvy here may have a more direct method.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 02, 2017, 09:42:27 PM
Thanks a lot, buddy, and I hope you enjoy all three Sonja series. It's very early days for Chu's run but for me, it thrashes the others by a country mile. I've been a Sonja fan since the Marvel days though ... the
 Simone series seemed to appeal more to newbies. Dunno how much Sonja stuff you've read up to now.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Gree on February 03, 2017, 02:30:45 AM
Didn't Simone power her down?
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 03, 2017, 09:33:50 AM
Didn't Simone power her down?

Yep, big time, although she kept her hunting abilities at their old levels. She said that Sonja was an incredibly gifted tracker and archer IIRC.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: MTL76 on February 03, 2017, 11:05:39 PM
I was a bit surprised at how easily the cops took down Sonja. Sure, she was disoriented and didn't know what guns were, but a handful of cops shouldn't be able to just wrestle her to the ground.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 03, 2017, 11:18:40 PM
I was a bit surprised at how easily the cops took down Sonja. Sure, she was disoriented and didn't know what guns were, but a handful of cops shouldn't be able to just wrestle her to the ground.

True but she'd just been shot and Max was calming her down when they jumped her. In the commentary, Amy said it took 3 big cops to tackle even a wounded Sonja and at her best, it would take more. Later in the issue, she was too much for that gigantic orderly to handle and he looked to be damn near seven feet tall.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: MTL76 on February 03, 2017, 11:44:23 PM
I was a bit surprised at how easily the cops took down Sonja. Sure, she was disoriented and didn't know what guns were, but a handful of cops shouldn't be able to just wrestle her to the ground.

True but she'd just been shot and Max was calming her down when they jumped her. In the commentary, Amy said it took 3 big cops to tackle even a wounded Sonja and at her best, it would take more. Later in the issue, she was too much for that gigantic orderly to handle and he looked to be damn near seven feet tall.

I know, I know... But going forward I expect her to be tossing motherfuckers through walls.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 04, 2017, 12:17:22 AM
I was a bit surprised at how easily the cops took down Sonja. Sure, she was disoriented and didn't know what guns were, but a handful of cops shouldn't be able to just wrestle her to the ground.

True but she'd just been shot and Max was calming her down when they jumped her. In the commentary, Amy said it took 3 big cops to tackle even a wounded Sonja and at her best, it would take more. Later in the issue, she was too much for that gigantic orderly to handle and he looked to be damn near seven feet tall.

I know, I know... But going forward I expect her to be tossing motherfuckers through walls.

Wait for #2...

After that she'll prolly get her sword back so she'll be slicing and dicing again
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 04, 2017, 12:19:22 AM
In the meantime ...

www.cbr.com/savage-tales-10
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Gree on February 04, 2017, 02:24:48 AM
I was a bit surprised at how easily the cops took down Sonja. Sure, she was disoriented and didn't know what guns were, but a handful of cops shouldn't be able to just wrestle her to the ground.

Same. I want a female Conan
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Dlbiininja on February 05, 2017, 09:21:24 AM
Savage tales.  I'll have to look for that.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 05, 2017, 09:47:28 AM
Savage tales.  I'll have to look for that.

It's available as a trade paperback with the Sonja annuals and "Giant Size Red Sonjas" up to that point. Should be fairly cheap and it's definitely worth a look, although some stories are better than others
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: JookDukem on February 06, 2017, 08:17:15 PM
Explain this Red Sonja character?

Is she Xena and shit or is she way more doper like a Sister of Battle from WarHammer 40k?
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Dlbiininja on February 07, 2017, 05:24:29 AM
Explain this Red Sonja character?

Is she Xena and shit or is she way more doper like a Sister of Battle from WarHammer 40k?

What?  You've never read Red Sonja?  She's been based in Conan's time period for the most part and has quiet a few stories with him over the years.  So, you do get the sword and sorcery spin for her also.  I think for the most part stories with her are pretty good.  Right now Dynamite is printing Red Sonja.  In the past it was Marvel. 
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 08, 2017, 04:12:17 PM
Explain this Red Sonja character?

Is she Xena and shit or is she way more doper like a Sister of Battle from WarHammer 40k?

What?  You've never read Red Sonja?  She's been based in Conan's time period for the most part and has quiet a few stories with him over the years.  So, you do get the sword and sorcery spin for her also.  I think for the most part stories with her are pretty good.  Right now Dynamite is printing Red Sonja.  In the past it was Marvel.

He's being funny.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 08, 2017, 04:59:12 PM
OK, so the issue came out today, and it totally lived up to my expectations. On top of the recap I already posted…



SPOILERS



After Gath sends his people after Sonja, her cop buddy Max finds her in the Harlem bar first, crashed out drunk with her new drinking buddies. I’m guessing he found her pretty damn quickly, as six foot tall redheads (as he describes her to the bar lady) aren’t that commonplace in Harlem. Some time has elapsed, though, as the bar lady asks if Max is settling her tab, which is … $837?!? And all her’s, apparently. They show the receipt … Sonja sank 279 beers by herself. That’s fucking hardcore, man.

Sidenote: when Max is describing Sonja, he doesn’t start talking about metal bikinis. It’s interesting but since the ‘naked lady’ stuff at the beginning of #1, Amy Chu hasn’t mentioned Sonja’s scanty outfit at all. Even Luis doesn’t comment on it when he challenges her to the armwrestle, his buddy just calls her ‘the pretty lady’, and while she attracts a bit of attention on the Harlem streets, nobody takes a second look at her in the bar. I get the sense that Amy’s doing everything she can to take the spotlight off Sonja’s costume; in early interviews, she acknowledged Sonja was back in those togs but skilfully dodged around questions like ‘So isn’t Sonja’s butt going to get cold on the subway?’ I think the costume change in Marguerite Bennett’s series was a resounding failure, so Dynamite have restored Sonja’s classic look, but Amy’s focussing on the story. Even Carlos Gomez has slightly played down the T&A shots in this issue, at least while Sonja’s in public. There’s a big difference between this issue and #0, where there are at least 3 panels of Sonja leaping into action, with her loincloth flapping around and her buttcheeks on full display.

Anyway, I digress.

Gath’s agents turn up … the two mammoths from the mental hospital scene and some Matrix-looking agents. They accuse the barwoman of harbouring an illegal alien or some such, she calls them out and brings up the Matrix thing (I think the lead agent’s even called ‘Smith’). One of the big guys goes to grab Sonja but Luis wakes up, and that’s where we came in with the barfight.
After Max and Sonja escape, they jump on Max’ motorbike and speed away, with Max telling Sonja to stop moving around and her yelling what fun she’s had. Don’t forget this woman knocked back 279 beers by herself not long before. No sign of a hangover … not only that but she stays on the back of a speeding bike without holding on  AND in the fight, she chucked a table across a bar into a big goon with one hand. Fucking hardcore, man. Conan’s got nothing on this. She left that stolen jacket in the bar though, how careless.
Then we have a few pages in Max’ apartment – he wakes up with a bad head, saying he didn’t even have anything to drink. Sonja’s sat there, fresh as a daisy, butt naked and enthusing about the ‘magic tablet’ (TV). She’s managed to work the remote by herself, another sign of her smarts. Chu talked in interviews about how Sonja was a warrior and not an intellectual but she’s so much cannier here than she was under Gail Simone.

Max is aghast at Sonja’s nakedosity and throws her a robe, with her being confused about why being in the buff is unacceptable. REALLY funny interplay here. We learn more about Max’ background … his parents died when he was a baby and he was found by another family during a blackout like the one in #0, which preceded Sonja’s arrival. Looks like Max might be from Sonja’s own world…
Max was never really accepted at school but turned to magic, learning a neat trick with a coin, spinning it fast enough to disappear. Probably the weakest page of the comic here, I’m not sure why it needed a whole page but I imagine this coin thing will turn out to be important later on. Sonja’s contempt for Max’ magical ability is amusing though.

Finally, Max tells Sonja to take a bath, she reeks. We get a really funny panel with Sonja in the tub, rhapsodising about the ability to get hot water without a fire; the bathroom door is wide open and Max is desperately trying to look elsewhere. Max says he’s taking the garbage out but suggests Sonja might want to think about closing the door.

Last page: Gath’s agents have found Max outside on the street and are chasing him!!! Those two big gorillas have bandages around their heads from Sonja’s double noggin knocker.

Next issue, Sonja will inevitably spring to the rescue. One of the preview panels on Carlos’ page shows her battling the agents (in her leather jacket and chainmail bikini) with Max in the background (still with his garbage bag). Intriguingly, she’s wielding a sword … wonder whether Max keeps one in the ironing cupboard. It looks like a katana, rather than Sonja’s usual broadsword. She’s meant to get her weapons back in #3 but I wonder if Carlos had to go back and change this panel.

Overall, a fucking great issue … by far the best in this series and it stomps all over anything Gail Simone did with the character. This is definitely the flat-out funniest Sonja issue I’ve ever read and the action was amazing for being so brief. Like I said elsewhere, a lesser writer would just show Sonja throwing a few punches but Amy’s much more imaginative.

Highest recommendation. Chu and Gomez had better stay on this comic for a while.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Dlbiininja on February 08, 2017, 09:10:02 PM
Fuck, I'm working in Portland this week.  Have to call the book store to make my picks this week.  And make sure they add that.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: MTL76 on February 09, 2017, 10:29:21 AM
I liked this issue better.

I agree, Max definitely comes from Sonya's world.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 09, 2017, 02:25:17 PM
This one's been scoring pretty well on reviews, mainly 4/5. Given what a bad rep Dynamite has, that's almost miraculous. Most attention has gone to Sonja's carousing but those last few pages at Max' were the standout for me.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 09, 2017, 02:30:26 PM
If not, why not? It is fucking AWESOME.
I've been quietly reading (not spamming) this thread, getting more curious by the post. The book seems to have many of the things i enjoy (red heads, action, humor, genre mixing, good art).
Read the series online this morning and man, you were on point. This is great stuff, thanks for turning me on to it.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 09, 2017, 03:30:45 PM
If not, why not? It is fucking AWESOME.
I've been quietly reading (not spamming) this thread, getting more curious by the post. The book seems to have many of the things i enjoy (red heads, action, humor, genre mixing, good art).
Read the series online this morning and man, you were on point. This is great stuff, thanks for turning me on to it.

You are more than welcome. I've started on some fanart of this series.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 09, 2017, 07:24:09 PM
Oh cool, hope you post some!

I got my spouse to read the issues after i finished downloading them and she dug them too. This is pretty entertaining stuff; fun comics are in short supply nowadays.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 09, 2017, 10:03:00 PM
Sonja's return to her old togs has turned off a lot of readers, particularly female ones, but Amy Chu is working damn hard to take the emphasis away from that. She clearly loves Carlos Gomez as an artist but she talks about how great he is at action sequences and expressions. Glad your spouse liked it too!
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 09, 2017, 11:57:43 PM
The bikini's a classic, these fembots need to unclench.

Again, thanks. When's the next issue come out, btw?
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 10, 2017, 09:55:05 AM
Another fucking five weeks away ... 15th March, I think. The following ish is another 5 wks after that. At least the comics are turning up on their scheduled release date though, Dynamite used to be terrible about that in the past.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 10, 2017, 11:46:28 AM
Whoo, 5 weeks is harsh! But yeah, could be worse. I HATE shitty release schedules.
I'll mark the 15th on my calender.
If you get around to posting some art, i'll surely check it out.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 10, 2017, 01:27:23 PM
Whoo, 5 weeks is harsh! But yeah, could be worse. I HATE shitty release schedules.
I'll mark the 15th on my calender.
If you get around to posting some art, i'll surely check it out.

Here you go, buddy!

http://conradknightsocks.deviantart.com/art/Red-Sonja-busts-heads-662369322

I'll be working on the second panel over the weekend...
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 10, 2017, 02:22:16 PM
Neat thanks -thumbs up-
Is that you as Gaston cuz thats awesome!
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 10, 2017, 02:46:11 PM
Neat thanks -thumbs up-
Is that you as Gastuon cuz thats awesome!

Fraid so! That's the point when I realised I needed to do some serious work on my arms!
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 10, 2017, 11:28:12 PM
I'd trade an inch offa mine for a bit of your skill with a pencil. I'm strictly a doodler.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 12, 2017, 06:46:22 AM
I'd trade an inch offa mine for a bit of your skill with a pencil. I'm strictly a doodler.

 :)

BTW,  the next ish might be 5 wks away but with the last issue, Google Books posted preview pages about 10 days ahead of the release date. They included snippets of script so it was quite easy to uncover preview pages I shouldn't have done
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Kallor on February 12, 2017, 08:39:40 AM
Looking on Comixology Unlimited, it appears that they have the first couple trades available for "free" of most Sonja series, there's 6 or 7 issues of the Marvel Roy Thomas stuff in the 70's, the Dynamite launch (looks like Oeming is the writer), "Queen Sonja", Simone, Bennet, the first Conan/Red Sonja crossover and various one-shots and minis like Revenge of the Gods and Black Tower.  Anything I should read, or just that you'd recommend, before jumping into Chu's series?
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 12, 2017, 11:51:01 AM
Oeming's run was fucking awesome, at least the first 20 issues or so - great stories and Mel Rubi's art was beautiful, like Cary Nord's Conan work. I HIGHLY recommend Oeming/Carey's run. People rave about the Marvel stuff but I find it a bit silly and dated. The best mini is Red Sonja: Blue - in fact, I think it's the best Sonja story ever period. Anything by Eric Trautmann is really good, he did his homework on the Hyborian Age and took it seriously. Doom of the Gods is REALLY bleak but I loved it myself. Luke Lieberman's work is generally pretty good too.

Queen Sonja was very good as well but obvs more about Sonja as ruler and general than as adventurer. The recent Vulture's Circle got good reviews but I didn't read it ... it's about a much older Sonja.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 14, 2017, 11:21:26 AM
I havent enjoyed a lot of (the admittedly little) Sonja stuff i've come across outside the old Marvel stuff until now. A lot of its on me, though. I have to be in a certain headspace for some characters.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 18, 2017, 12:09:40 PM
Amy Chu just sent Bleeding Cool a commentary for this issue. Her commentaries are always an interesting insight into the process behind her stories.

In this case and of relevance to Sonja's abilities, Amy said she did indeed include the duck kill as a demo of Sonja's brute strength and accuracy and to show her destructive abilities without having her hurt a human.

Amy toyed with having a wrestling match instead of an armwrestling match but she went with the latter so as not to disrupt the flow of the scene and to keep in the same location.  I think she definitely made the right choice ... how many bars do you walk into with actual wrestling matches going on? Yet I've had a few armwrestles at pubs myself, one of them even against a former SHC poster. Also, if the ultimate aim is to show off Sonja's strength, it's harder to play the "skill" card with an armwrestle.

Interestingly,  Amy fessed up that there was a typo on the bar tab and Sonja didn'the actually knock back 270+ beers ... she intended to write her matching Andre the Giant's record of 119. The wrong beer price went on the tab. Amy's no-prize explanation was that Sonja bought a few rounds for her new friends.

Lastly, and it doesn't necessarily mean much, Chu off handedly refers to Sonja as a "superhuman" on the commentary to one page...
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 18, 2017, 01:33:11 PM
^^^Thats really good stuff!

Too bad that duck had to suffer, though. I liked the arm wrestle too; a wrestling match really would have seemed odd!
The beer, in triple digits is impressive no matter how you slice it. I once drank 99 and a bottle of Jim Beam in a 4 day weekend and almost died. No Prize explanation...thats awesome.
The superhuman remark doesnt really bug me.
Characters like her and Conan ARE superhuman.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on February 27, 2017, 05:35:20 PM
#0 is available for free on Bleeding Cool now. It's not a great issue - mainly a demo of Gomez' art and even then, his art improves as the series goes on, with more detailed backgrounds and less emphasis on the She-Devil Devil's buttocks. There are a couple of weird inconsistencies with the art and story ... OTOH this is the only point in the series so far that Sonja's drawn blood with her sword. Worth a look for free, anyway, and if you enjoy this, you'll love the later issues.

Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on February 27, 2017, 10:24:57 PM
Issue#0 was a low key set up for whats become a fun ride.
Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: Sick Nick on March 17, 2017, 07:33:56 PM
#3 is out but IMO it's a bit 'meh' compared with the previous ish. It's got some really fun moments but it's mostly setting up Sonja's confrontation with Kulan Gath.

Title: Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
Post by: riv6672 on March 18, 2017, 05:12:58 AM
I kida dug it. It was a chance for Sonja to get her bearings, which she really needed.
I also like the characters introduced and the humor. Man, so glad you got me into this!