Red Sonja: Vulture's Circle #1

Red Sonja: Vulture's Circle #1

Writer: Luke Lieberman, Nancy A. Collins Artist: Fritz Casas Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

From shadow-haunted Stygia emerges an evil undreamt of by even the most depraved minds: the demi-god called Sutekh. Born of an unspeakable blood ritual, he is the half-human progeny of the ancient serpent-god Set, sent forth to enslave Mankind in the name of his father and return the world to a primordial swamp. The new-born Sutekh leads a fearful army and uses powerful sorcery and a menagerie of demonic war-beasts to break the will of his mortal enemies as he marches forth to conquer the kingdoms of the Hyborian Age, defeating foe after foe - until he crosses the path of an older, battle-scarred Red Sonja, who has exchanged the life of a mercenary for running a school for sword-maidens. Can Red Sonja and her prize students, Lyla and Xoana, defeat the evil Sutekh and his private army of ghouls and devils with the help of the renegade Stygian priest, Sefkh, or are the Hyborian Kingdoms doomed to fall before the pitiless "Son of Set"?

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - Scott Cosby Mar 20, 2015

    Definitely, a recommended read! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 7, 2015

    Sonja is drawn into conflict witha cult. The Gods had better help the cultists. An excellent outing that will please fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 9, 2015

    Fritz Casas is the artist on this, with Adriano Lucas on colours, Joshua Cozine on the letters, and that fantastic badass cover by Jay Anacleto and Ivan Nunes. The art in the first few pages is pretty grim and forbidding for the most part since the artists are working up on building the evil that is taking root in the Temple of Set, but once we hit the story with Sonja and her academy, things are much more… uplifting. We get some flashbacks to Sonja's days as a mercenary and warrior of course, but the scenes in the “present” are very laid-back and easy. The artists do a right job of mixing everything together and the colours really help sell the art by Fritz Casas, which is great on its own. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 12, 2015

    "Red Sonja: Vulture's Circle" #1 contains the framework for a fun story, but the execution falls flat as Sutekh, the son of Set, is loosed upon the unsuspecting population. It seems a shame that the most prominent event in this issue is Red Sonja's choice of attire as she assumes the next stage of her life but there isn't much else that really stands out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 8, 2015

    I didn't see any vultures in this issue, so I'm hoping the title comes around and makes sense at some point. The story is good, and I like seeing a much older Sonja and a look at what happens "after". I don't care for the art at all. Except for the big time jump, this is a pretty typical Red Sonja story at this point. If you like Red Sonja, you know what you are getting into. If you are new to Red Sonja, there is a lot to like. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CharlieRock Feb 12, 2015

    An older, more experienced Red Sonja then what I am used to, but well written and good art.

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