Killing Red Sonja #1
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Killing Red Sonja #1

Writer: Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman Artist: Craig Rousseau Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

An all-new series, spinning out of the smash hit RED SONJA title written by MARK RUSSELL!

In order to become queen, Sonja The Red had to defeat an evil emperor. But that emperor had a son. And that son will do ANYTHING to exact his revenge...even if it means embracing horrible magics he does not understand.

Don't miss out on this series that will affect the Sonja series for years to come! By MARK RUSSELL (Red Sonja, Year Of The Villain), BRYCE INGMAN (Edgar Allen Poe's Snifter Of Terror) and CRAIG ROUSSEAU (The Flash).

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 25, 2020

    While I'm somewhat surprised that this could warrant a series of its own, I'm glad that it's getting a chance to do something and explore story material that would drag down the main book. It works well on its own and it establishes its characters well here. Cyril had time in the main book that helped but we get a good handle on Josef here quickly and Kuma is definitely an amusing creature. I love the look of it and can't wait to see what kinds of situations Rousseau gets to work with and stretch on as I suspect Russell has a good idea of his strengths to take advantage of and run with. I'm definitely intrigued by the plan here. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Mar 18, 2020

    KILLING RED SONJA #1 tricks you into thinking you're going to read a Red Sonja adventure before convincing you to stay for a bizarre (and bloody) fairy tale. It's unique and interesting. We recommend picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Connor Casey Mar 25, 2020

    You wouldn't think a book called Killing Red Sonja would be a comedy, and yet the first issue is downright hilarious. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Felix Mar 25, 2020

    Overall, Russell and Ingman are telling a good story with plenty of humor. Kump and the humor are the highlights of the issue. The art might not appeal to a lot of readers, but maybe it helps to go into this series thinking about the fact that it is being told from the perspective of a child. Over time the artwork might grow on you, but if it doesn't you might still stick around for Kump. With that said, I look forward to reading more about Prince Cyril's quest for revenge. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 24, 2020

    Not ever reading a Red Sonja series or the series that came before this issue, I was surprised how easy it was just to jump into Killing Red Sonja #1. The team does a great job of setting everything up and letting you get right into this series. It also helps, I guess, that Red Sonja does not feature in this issue either. The only major hangup I have is the overall tone of the series. Mark Russell feels a bit toned down, which isn't an overall bad thing, but it is just hard to figure exactly what this series is. The art is well done; it is nothing spectacular, but it serves the story well. I do wish it was a little more fluid and maybe "fit" a bit better with the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outright Geekery - Joe Bones Mar 22, 2020

    We've all heard the proverb, "If a man starts a journey of revenge, he should first dig two graves." When the target of your revenge is Red Sonja, you probably just need to dig a grave for yourself. Though who knows? Maybe young Prince Cyril will surprise us all? He's young and it will be interesting to see his journey from crown prince to emperor to potential avenger. With Killing Red Sonja #1, Russell and Ingman begin a new chapter in the Red Sonja mythos. This strong first issue has a lot of potential to be a thrilling sword and sorcery tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 25, 2020

    This is a very different take on Red Sonja, and while some might either not get it, or choose to seek out something a bit more typical of the world of our beloved Hyborian she-devil, I do think that this is a series that merits a deeper look, and I have a feeling its going to feature some interesting tests and developments in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Watch - Joshua Campbell Apr 6, 2020

    Killing Red Sonja #1 is a poor start to the series; maybe give it a pass. Read Full Review

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