Red Sonja #1973

Red Sonja #1973

Writer: Eric Trautmann, Luke Lieberman, Roy Thomas, Cullen Bunn, Gail Simone Artist: Rich Buckler, Dave Acosta Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 15, 2015 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Since her fearless debut in 1973, the She-Devil with a Sword has redefined the fantasy genre thanks to the efforts of acclaimed writers including Gail Simone, Roy Thomas, Luke Lieberman, and Eric Trautmann, and Gail Simone! Joined by first-time Sonja writer Cullen Bunn and a handful of amazing artists, these titanic talents each contribute tales of derring-do to this supersized, action-packed anthology. Everyone's favorite red-tressed heroine battles monsters, rivals, and ne'er-do-wells in Hyborian adventures retro-tinted to capture the flavor of her classic comics era!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Jul 16, 2015

    So after reading these six tales of Sonja the woman, Sonja the myth, and Sonja the legend, I found Red Sonja #1973 to be one solidly put together piece of graphic literature. For the price of $7.99, you get 50 pages covering 42 years of history. All are well done and all are crafted with passion, precision, and purity I would say, covering a woman who is much more than a "Russian hell cat" or a metallic bikini clad warrior. This compilation sets a very high bar for any future ones that may follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Jul 15, 2015

    I'm surprised it took me so long to come back to these pages, but now that I've crashed the party so to speak I will most definitely be a regular. Great story, good dialogue, fantastic art, what's not to love? I only have one question. Who does Sonja's dry cleaning? All the blood spilled she should look into that. Dynamite Entertainmentblew me away here with their homage to in my opinion the best action/fantasyheroine of all time. Raise a tall glass to this one! Here! Here! Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jul 14, 2015

    Red Sonja #1973 is a worthy addition to any fan of the She-Devil with a Sword's comic book collection, as though the $7.99 cover price may be off putting, you get 48 tantalising pages for that price. All of which capture the red haired heroine at her finest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jul 14, 2015

    If you can get past the cover, you have a selection of stories about a warrior womanwho is ruthless in dispatching those that would terrorize and prey on others. Of all of the stories in here, only the last one, completely silent fails to meet this theme. One of the two stand outs in this comic are "Arena of the Dead" by David Walker and Bilquis Evely, which serves to set up a longer story, and starts very unlike Red Sonja, but fortunately explains it. The second comes right before that with "The Hanging Tree" by Gail Simone and Kewbar Baal which shows two sides of Sonja, getting completely wasted between adventures and actually being cunning, which is a side that we see far too infrequently. For those that prefer seeing Sonja swinging her sword around and killing people and things, there's plenty of that, too, but it's not my preference for a Red Sonja story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Jul 18, 2015

    Overall, Red Sonja #1973 is well worth a read. Theres enough gory violence to keep most entertained, but also plenty there for those looking for something more from the character to chew on. Be warned, combating the misogyny of men is a constant theme throughout the issue; some could argue it presents an almost unfair stereotype of men when taken as a whole. Whilst I wont argue that its an important issue worth tackling, its just a shame that the writers dont see the irony in having Sonja do so whilst continuing to parade around in a steel bikini. Read Full Review

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