Red Sonja / Conan #1

Red Sonja / Conan #1

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Roberto Castro Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 5, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Red Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of dire peril from their previous adventures together. It's the Cimmerian and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 8, 2015

    The Gods will smile upon you for following this twosome as they seek vengeance on Kal'ang. Perfect entertainment for those who like their action to be from forgotten ancient times. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 7, 2015

    It's solid sword-and-sorcery / fantasy adventure story written by Victor Gichler, and the art by Roberto Castro (with colors by Alex Guimaraes) is powerful, with beautiful women, manly heroes and gruesome monsters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comix I Read - Kyle Pitman Aug 6, 2015

    While Red Sonja-Conan #1 brings nothing new to the table, what it delivers is blood-thirsty action and unique artwork. It's the perfect barbaric blast of fantasy you need this month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 4, 2015

    Ultimately there's some nice action when it does occur, however forced it is, and by issue's end you'll get your money's worth of content. It's just unfortunate this sequel to the Dark Horse series feels a bit too contrived and I would have appreciated a bit more of a mythical coming together than what we have here. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Aug 6, 2015

    That it does. To think it all starts with opening a chest left behind by a dead king and a prince eager to open it. Several years have passed, and now the kingdom of Kush is on the brink of war with a meager army. The king is gathering companies of sell-swords to strengthen their army. Struggling for commanders, Conan and Red Sonja do what they do best. Fight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Aug 4, 2015

    Red Sonja/Conan gets off to an intriguing start, as although there is still a lot to be proven within this tale (especially considering how successful Dark Horse's Conan Red Sonja was), it has the potential to be yet another hit. Add to this the engaging interaction between our two warriors, and it more than deserves to be given a chance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Aug 4, 2015

    Whilst the banter, as Sonja puts it, isnt exactly zinging, Gischler achieves a real energy between the characters. Theres a familiarity and tenderness between them, which is a nice touch in a comic featuring two characters so rooted in bloodshed and barbarism. Theres a danger, of course, that with such a foundation Sonja could be reduced to spangle-y arm candy, but Castro neatly sidesteps that particular pitfall with a well-placed arrow. I have a feeling theyre going to play very nicely together. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Aug 6, 2015

    Red Sonja / Conan #1 is an enjoyable adventure into the Hyborian Age. Kal'ang is an intriguing antagonist, albeit he could use a little more fleshing out which should come in subsequent issues. The chemistry between Red Sonja and Conan is really fun to read especially when they move from the bed to combat; it is seamless. There were some rough patches in the beginning of the book with both the dialogue and the artwork, but by the end Gischler minimizes the grammatical errors and lengthy exposition disguised as a monologue while Castro seems to take his time and not over-ink the characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Aug 6, 2015

    Frankly, I truly am having a rough time recommending “Sonjan” to anyone as it just feels so devoid of personality. Gail Simone in particular has been writing a pretty in-depth version of Sonja and a tiny bit of that shines through here though. Unfortunately, the cast of characters assembled in this comic feels more like a really tired LARP group. If you had a gun to your head and were asked to write a swords & sorcery comic in five minutes, this is what you would have produced. There's the wizards, the swords, the boobs, and just the barest amount of thought needed to avoid having your head blown away. That's what I think happened here. I think Dynamite tried to kill some of their employees. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Self Aug 19, 2015

    I can't help but feel that as readers we've been done a disservice. This has all the makings for a violence fueled fantasy romp but within the first few pages we are told that there will be no credible threat to fell the Crimson Conqueror and the mighty Cimmerian. All the other ingredients seem to be present, a formidable foe would've made the story significantly better. Read Full Review

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