Red Sonja #7

Red Sonja #7

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Walter Geovani Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Part 1 of a new story arc! Fresh from her ordeals in the Queen of the Plague epic, Sonja is charged with the task of playing bodyguard to Hyborea's greatest chef, even though seemingly everyone wants him dead! Join us for this unique issue of recipes, culinary technique, and decapitation!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Feb 19, 2014

    What I noticed in this particular issue is how Simone and Geovani are really beginning to gel as a creative team. We have panels here where Geovani does all the talking through the drawn page. And then we have the pages where the dialogue and thoughts of Red Sonja are brought to the front by Simone. This give and take style works perfectly and makes for an excellent issue. It's just superb. So to anyone who did think the well might be tapped on Red Sonja, I simply present Issue #7 for your approval. Red Sonja is still rolling and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Feb 21, 2014

    All in all, an amazing issue that I loved start to finish and don't have any complaints about. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 20, 2014

    Sonja's on a new quest. You can join her or get out of the way. You'd be smart to enlist! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Kyle Mc Feb 20, 2014

    Even if you've never read a Red Sonja title or know who the characters is it is easy to recommend as a jumping on point. With that being said you should still check out the first six issues as they are very much worth it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Cal Cleary Feb 25, 2014

    The sturm und drang of the book's opening arc failed to connect with me on a core emotional level for a variety of reasons, but the biggest was this: Sonja was a hero, rather than a character. Here, Simone and Geovani have found a way to make her both. Indeed, it tookSimone just two or three pages to win me over here. Red Sonja #7 finds Sonja trapped in a job she hates for a man she doesn't respect. She's wants a drink and a fuck and she wants to get paid. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Mar 5, 2014

    The issue's story is, as you can image, not particularly deep, but it's just the type of breezy affair needed after the heavy tone on which the previous 6-issues ended. If you haven't picked up the series yet, this issue is probably the thesis statement for why should you. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Melissa Grey Feb 19, 2014

    Artist Walter Geovani and colorist Adriano Lucas create a world so lush that you can practically hear the mud squish under Sonja's boots. The vivid, vibrant colors bring the dense, dark swamp to life, and Geovani's mastery of expression and framing makes for a thoroughly enjoyable read that's a perfect match for Simone's storytelling style. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Feb 20, 2014

    Overall, #7 is a great issue that starts a brand new arc. Readers who has been wanting to read the series should go ahead and jump in here. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Feb 20, 2014

    Red Sonja is a lot of fun this month. It's funny, silly and very enjoyable. The previous arc had moments of great peril and emotional pain for Red Sonja, but this issue is just fun. Gail Simone is obviously having a great time with it, so why not join her and have some fun with it yourself? It has a tremendously entertaining main protagonist, fantastic writing, lovely art and that sense of humour throughout makes it a pleasure to both read and review. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Feb 20, 2014

    With some good characterization, a good sense of humor and a rather nice artistic direction, this issue could have been absolutely great if not for a rather unimpressive story and some tiny weaknesses with a few elements of the art. Definitely good, but a bit short of greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Feb 23, 2014

    A funny issue all around. Simone is revitalizing the character and taking the series to a top book to read list. Simone establishes Sonja as the legend and feared character of this age without losing a beat in her humorous style. The art continues to set up the story perfectly. Highly detailed art makes you feel like you can not only see what is happening but hear and feel the panels. This series continues to rise for Dynamite and she be a great read for old and new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 20, 2014

    Red Sonja #7 is a tale of a hard-ridding fighter who's begun another epic. With quality content left in her wake this release comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 24, 2014

    This book always gets a smile out of me, but what's keeping it stalled at merely likeable is that the team doesn't seem to have anything larger to say about Sonja and her world. Now, every series doesn't need a grand artistic mission statement, but the best stuff has a determined point-of-view and clear approach to the source material. Right now, "Red Sonja" is juggling quite a few approaches, and it hasn't decided which one will be its primary viewpoint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Feb 19, 2014

    Simone has really done wonders with Red Sonja, and this new arc seems to be no exception. This is a quick introduction for what's coming up, but some of the humor feels a little repetitive in places. The premise of the new story is great, so I can't wait to see the next leg of Sonja's journey. Read Full Review

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