Legenderry Red Sonja #1

Legenderry Red Sonja #1

Writer: Marc Andreyko Artist: Aneke Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

One of the breakout stars of LEGENDERRY gets her own series! After sailing the high seas, Red Sonja returns to the Big City for some R&R, but when she tries to stop a simple kidnapping, she discovers that things ain't so simple! Red finds herself caught up in an adventure that will take her from the city to the sea to---- well, you'll find out! And who is that mysterious figure lurking in the shadows? All--- well, some anyway, will be revealed in a story that had to be called "The Body Electric"!

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 1, 2015

    It is easy to dismiss a genre switch when it comes to pulp characters like Red Sonja, but with the success of Penny Dreadful, Once Upon a Time, and Grimm, seeing Andreyko and Aneke take Red Sonja and put her in this setting is an interesting one. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 24, 2015

    Fun adventure with a classic character in a Steampunk setting. I'll definitely along for the entire ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Feb 10, 2015

    The end result is not a great accomplishment, but it is a fun and easy read with good pacing and engaging action sequences. Dynamite already proved that with Legenderry that they have a surprise sleeper on their hands, and with the quality of this first issue and others, there is no reason to expect that to stop any time soon. Steampunk may be an abnormal setting for characters, but it proves to be one which is easily pliable to being one in which strong female characters can thrive, and if that is the case then Dynamite has a winning formula for its female leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Feb 10, 2015

    Legenderry: Red Sonja #1 is another rip-roaring adventure series from Dynamite that is undeniably fun. It's well worth the time and money to support good old-fashioned storytelling that brings back the joy in comic books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Feb 10, 2015

    Legenderry: Red Sonja #1 may have taken it's time in finding it's feet, but once it does, writer Marc Andreyko and artist Aneke deliver a truly fascinating tale, with the cross in genre's being fabulously handled. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Feb 10, 2015

    This is a fun first issue, but doesn't exactly capture the magic of the series that it is based off. This is only the first issue, and there is plenty of room for the series to grow from here, but Andreyko is going to have to figure out the voice of Red Sonja in order to make her the exciting character that she is known as. Those who yearn for more "Legenderry" will be somewhat entertained by this issue, but there isn't much here for anyone else. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Geek Sushi - Kayleigh Robertson Feb 8, 2015

    The story is by no means bad but it isn't the stuff of legend either. It's a fast paced story that's sticks with the Red Sonja idea of kicking butt. It's one of those comics that's easy to read and then move on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Project-Nerd - Paul Feb 11, 2015

    This was a fun, little book. It did what it needed to do for a first issue by giving you pretty much everything you need in terms of a plot with momentum and clearly defined characters. However, I could certainly see readers wanting a little bit more meat to the story to pique their interests. Marc Andreyko is a writer known forhis strong, interesting female characters, and Aneke has shown a lot of promise on Damsels and the final page of this issue. Giving this book and the rest of this series a shotwould bea decent bet. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Feb 11, 2015

    I'm not really impressed by the characters, the writing isn't very inspiring but the setting still really appeals to me and the art is attractive. There's a lot of potential in seeing how these characters come together in this world. I'm interested in seeing how Red Sonja will interact with Vampirella and next week Green Hornet enters this world which adds even more interest. I don't think these characters have ever come together like they could in this setting which is something exciting to me. We'll have to see how the world continues to build and see if this series picks up or other series come in to carry this one. I could see this character working better as a cameo but I don't think the character, as they are on the page, can carry a book. Read Full Review

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