Red Sonja #8

Red Sonja #8

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Walter Geovani Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

The unstoppable warrior is honor-bound to continue on in a king's bizarre quest to find and capture the greatest artisans of the world, whether they want to be found or not!  In this unforgettable story, Sonja seeks the finest animal trainer in the world...except he's trained them all for WAR, with only Sonja to stop them!

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 4, 2014

    Overall, another stellar issue, if that wasn't already clear from the review! Bring on issue #9! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 2, 2014

    Red Sonja #8 is exactly the high quality affair I want to read. It's a near perfect vehicle for a protagonist that's seen her share of relaunches and all I can say is kudos to the creative team! Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 2, 2014

    Geovani's art continues to be stellar and his partnership with Simone highlights how their strengths neatly align. This Sonja is sexy without being sexualized, a woman in command of her own desires -- even if they sometimes go unfulfilled. And Adriano Lucas' colors bring the world of Red Sonja to life with lush, vibrant hues that capture the mood of the book to a tee. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Apr 3, 2014

    The issue also has readers on the edge of their seats, with Sonja in some real danger for once. There's also a nice lesson at the end of the issue, and it's always better to treat others nicely. Geovani's art is still great in this issue. Red Sonja looks sexy without over sexualized, and the actions are greatly done to support Gail Simone's story. Overall, this is yet another great issue that moves Red Sonja's journey, and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Apr 9, 2014

    I think my favorite part in the issue occurs when Gribaldi rebuke's Sonja's advances. He says, "This is outrageous".what if you're not my type?" To which Sonja replies, "I'm Red Sonja. I'm everybody's type." It's that sense of bravado and brashness that makes this such a fun comic to read. It's full of action, adventure, and great humor. It also presents gender roles in new and interesting ways"especially considering that this is the character famous for running around in a chainmail bikini. This series has been fun and smart, and this issue is no different. Although I do question Sonja's plan and the nice way it wrapped up, I also enjoyed the story enough that it didn't bother me. It's safe to say that Red Sonja is definitely my type. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Apr 8, 2014

    While Red Sonja #8 isn't ground breaking, it's a fun ride and Simone's sense of humor bolsters some of the rougher spots. It's not as good as the first issue, but it ends on a promising note and a victorious Sonja is always a good romp. Which may be all this series really needs — let the other heroes take themselves too seriously. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Apr 5, 2014

    Overall this is a very well done and entertaining issue. The only real gripe I can raise about it is that, as I just said, things play out a bit faster than they should have/needed to in my opinion. I understand though, that the structure of this arc appears to call for each artist Sonja is seeking to get one issue before we move on. I wouldnt be surprised to see a couple get paired into a single issue though, as six plus issues may be asking a bit much out of this story. This one is certainly worth a look if you already like or have any interest in the character of Red Sonja, just keep my initial warning in mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Erika D. Peterman Apr 7, 2014

    If you haven't yet checked out this comic, issue #8 is a good entry point that sets things up nicely for the next chapter of Sonja's quest. For those of us already on board, it includes plenty of the elements that have made this comic a pleasure to read from the first issue on: memorable supporting characters, opportunities for Sonja to show off her skill and courage, and genuine heart. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Apr 3, 2014

    Okay, this isn't going to be one of those deep, complex books that is going to shake up the comic book reading world, or change anything. It doesn't offer anything revolutionary creative, or new and if you just treat it as a five minute chuckle then I can't see anybody hating, or even being bored by the book. However, if you want involved, long term, serious storytelling with depth, subtlety and complexity, then don't bother to get this book. It's not going to be for you, and after reading it you might feel like you have wasted your time with something that is a bit shallow, throwaway, silly and inconsequential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Apr 2, 2014

    Red Sonja seems more determined than ever to follow her mission to a "T," and Simone and Geovani are having some fun in the process. Things are rolling along in a nice format, but it feels like it could use a little more spice here and there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Apr 3, 2014

    I get where the story is going and I think all in all, it is of a good design. I just don't know if this particular issue quite hit its mark. But hey, we are just two artisans in. We still have four to go and here's to hoping that the mark will be found as it was in Issue #7. Read Full Review

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