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Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #105 on: January 18, 2018, 06:26:28 PM »
I noticed an upswing in the dialogue.
I think this change really helps. I kinda missed Spike & Holly, but i liked them more than you did i know. It was nice to see Big Red have girlfriends!

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2018, 04:45:20 AM »
I noticed an upswing in the dialogue.
I think this change really helps. I kinda missed Spike & Holly, but i liked them more than you did i know. It was nice to see Big Red have girlfriends!

I'm pretty sure we haven't seen the last of them. While Amy's on the book, I think she'll find a way to include those two and Max.

I wish Dynamite would produce a second, more traditional Sonja title with sword and sorcery tales because as long as Amy's around, there will be that tie to the 21st century. Part of why I really liked this issue was because it was the closest the book's been to a regular Sonja-style story since Amy took over.

Like my buddy at dA pointed out, if Holly and Spike *didn't* go through time with Sonja, they're going to have a HELL of a lot of explaining to do to the FBI back in California. Chances are, they'll go to prison for the rest of their lives based on the amount of lives Sonja's taken, villainous or not.

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2018, 06:15:39 AM »
It was the non traditional nature of this book (as i read your descriptions of the early issues) that got me interested, ironically!
As a kid, What If numbers 13 and 43, and more importantly, Sonja in Marvel Team Up 79 were among my favorite books ever.
I guess its just an idea thats stuck with me.

BUT

I totally get wanting a more traditional book. The fish out of water deal can only be mined for so long before it gets strained. Plus it'd be nice to give fans of the character (but not the current setting) a choice.

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2018, 08:46:42 AM »
It was the non traditional nature of this book (as i read your descriptions of the early issues) that got me interested, ironically!
As a kid, What If numbers 13 and 43, and more importantly, Sonja in Marvel Team Up 79 were among my favorite books ever.
I guess its just an idea thats stuck with me.

BUT

I totally get wanting a more traditional book. The fish out of water deal can only be mined for so long before it gets strained. Plus it'd be nice to give fans of the character (but not the current setting) a choice.

I'm all in favour of a Sonja stuck in the modern day book as long as there's more traditional fare as well. At one point, I thought it would be cool to do a buddy cop comic about Max and Sonja solving crimes in New York City. Obviously, you couldn't have as much blood as in a standard Sonja story but the interplay between the characters would've been great. However, revealing Max as a Meruvian wizard has kinda thrown a spanner in those works. It also doesn't help that Amy writes Sonja as such a quick study, picking up English in the space of a couple of issues, learning to ride a motorbike just by watching Max etc. Half the fun would've been Sonja getting to grips with modern American customs but she's too smart to struggle with that.

I'd like to see another Sonja title, though, or at the very least, maybe have the odd issue that's a standalone adventure or quest; that's how all the old Frank Thorne issues were. Sonja would get a mission at the beginning of the comic, she'd do it and then she'd be off to do something new the next issue. At one point, Dynamite had two big-selling Sonja ongoing titles plus they've done so many one-shots, crossovers and mini-series over the years. Sonja is one of the company's most popular brands and with a video game coming out and a possible movie, she's never been more popular. No reason why a second title couldn't sell well with a capable creative team.

Did you ever read the second Sonja/Spidey team-up? It's not earth-shattering but it's worth a look. It came out soon after Dynamite relaunched Sonja and was drawn by Mel Rubi, who handled the Sonja relaunch and who is fucking AMAZING when he's on his game.

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2018, 08:53:38 AM »
That cover is still the fucking worst BTW. In a world where people buy comics just for variant covers, I have no idea what Dynamite were thinking allowing that one to see print. I'm sure the artist was trying to make some kind of feminist point but it was a boneheaded business decision to give them the all-clear.

It's interesting ... me and my buddy on dA interpreted the opening pages in different ways. I thought the Sonja/Wallace on page 1 were the same as those in the rest of the comic and that Holly and Spike went through the portal with Gath's troops and the first Sonja/Wallace. The other guy, though, thought that the Sonja/Wallace who went on the desert adventure were the pair who went through at the end of the last issue ... hope that makes sense, my head's starting to spin. What did you think, RIV?

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #110 on: January 20, 2018, 08:21:22 AM »
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Did you ever read the second Sonja/Spidey team-up? It's not earth-shattering but it's worth a look. It came out soon after Dynamite relaunched Sonja and was drawn by Mel Rubi, who handled the Sonja relaunch and who is fucking AMAZING when he's on his game.
Nah, i lost touch with this character ages ago till you turned me back on to her.
Might pick it up, though, i have fond memories of Marvel Team Up 79...

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It's interesting ... me and my buddy on dA interpreted the opening pages in different ways. I thought the Sonja/Wallace on page 1 were the same as those in the rest of the comic and that Holly and Spike went through the portal with Gath's troops and the first Sonja/Wallace. The other guy, though, thought that the Sonja/Wallace who went on the desert adventure were the pair who went through at the end of the last issue ... hope that makes sense, my head's starting to spin. What did you think, RIV?
I think...i'm very confused right now.
I was of like mind with you, but now i need to give the book a second read, with your bud's theory in mind.
Man, i really should not have read your posts while drunk...you freakin' me out!

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #111 on: March 03, 2018, 05:26:14 PM »
Have you read the latest issue yet, RIV?

I thought Amy might be leaving after this arc but looks like she’s sticking around for a storyline centred around Sonja’s sword.

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #112 on: March 03, 2018, 05:44:51 PM »
No actually, i havent gotten around to it yet, i need to get to that, damn!

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #113 on: March 20, 2018, 12:32:23 AM »
Fiiinally got to this.
It wasnt bad. Once i saw Set was involved i was expecting the betrayal. That part should have been written differently.

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #114 on: March 21, 2018, 08:43:22 AM »
Yeah it was OK ... never boring but for me this issue was kinda rushed and the battle scene in the middle got too confusing with people joining all the different sides. Carlos’ sketches for next issue look fun though.

It also looks like there will be at least one more storyline after this one, involving Sonja's sword which she apparently took from a Cimmerian.gail Simone and Walter Geovani are doing a Sonja/Tarzan crossover in May but I’m not bothered about that

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #115 on: March 24, 2018, 06:20:30 PM »
Rushed is real good description. Its like the creative team wants to get to the next step.
That sword story might be pretty interesting, as we only ever see Cimmerians in one way.

Cant really wrap my brain around a Tarzan crossover...:P
 

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #116 on: April 14, 2018, 07:49:40 AM »
Issue 14 was a nice chance to catch everyone up on the adventure, and synopsize what Kulan’s been doing.
Sonja seems in a foul mood, and i cant really blame her.
I’m thinking that ending cant be as clear cut as it seems, either.

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #117 on: April 14, 2018, 01:10:24 PM »
I missed a few.  Think like from 6 on I just forgot about it.  Have to get the back issues.  I have picked up the stream punk ones of late.
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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2018, 07:39:52 AM »
I heard the Legenderry Sonja stuff is good.

I think Gath got himself an evil Sonja clone at the end of the last issue.

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Re: Is anyone reading the current series of ‘Red Sonja’?
« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2018, 06:30:02 PM »
I missed a few.  Think like from 6 on I just forgot about it.  Have to get the back issues.  I have picked up the stream punk ones of late.

#6 was the end of the first arc. The second storyline is Sonja travelling across America ... starts off slow but it really picks up towards the end with 3 great issues stuffed with awesome fight scenes.

I’m not gonna bother getting the trade but those last few issues are pretty fucking cool ... Sonja taking on a load of uzi-toting bikers with a crossbow in their own hideout, Sonja beating the crap out of a gang of thugs in a Vegas casino etc.