Red Sonja #9

Red Sonja #9

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Walter Geovani Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
10User Rating

The She-Devil continues her quest to find and capture the greatest artisans of the Hyborian Age, with hundreds of lives in the balance. In this saucy issue, she is on the trail of the land's greatest (and most dangerous) courtesan, in a world she has never before experienced!  The epic run by Gail Simone and Walter Geovani continues!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II May 7, 2014

    I think with this issue, the Queen of the Plagues arc can finally be put to rest and placed within the stuff of legend. A new arc is underway and it now has hit its moment that has defined it and sets the tone for the rest of the way. The swordsman is the next artisan to be found. And you can bet your ass, that there is going to be one hell of a fight. Things are coming up Sonja now in this excellent title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 11, 2014

    The story is rather simple at first, but it gains a new dimension about five pages in and from there it goes on to deliver a really excellent experience, proving that this creative team has lots of tricks up its sleeve, and I can't wait to find out more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley May 7, 2014

    Issue 9 went in unexpected directions and added extra layers to Sonja's character. As is the case with the previous nine issues, this one is full of action, adventure, humor, and a real sense of empathy and humanity. I'm greatly enjoying how Simone and Geovani are taking a more-or-less one dimensional character and making her fully realized while staying true to the core of her personality. As always, this is highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 6, 2014

    Red Sonja #9 is not ground breaking, but it's a smartly realized and human journey that speaks volumes of this protagonist as it proves there's more narrative meat to gather in her journey. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell May 7, 2014

    Red Sonja continues to be a can't miss series. This new journey the She-Devil is on allows the creative team to do something new and wild each month, and so far it's paying off very well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 8, 2014

    This shift provides a poignant look at a character usually devoid of regret, and the moments shared between Sonja and Aneva are some of the best in the series thus far. With three artisans still to collect, expect three equally great issues on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 10, 2014

    Ill say it again, this may be the best issue to date in the current run of this series. At the very least, its my favorite issue of the current arc. And Im not just saying that because its all about courtesans, though that probably did help a little. More than that though, its just a really well written story that also happens to carry a strong message. There were hints of a possible future arc in this issues closing and I truly hope it comes to pass as I would very much enjoy seeing Sonja and Aneva continue as companions. Ill now begin holding out hope that we see more of these two in the future, and you should probably check this one out so you can join me in that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier May 9, 2014

    Red Sonja remains my favorite dose of frivolity each month. The stories aren't groundbreaking but Gail Simone has created in Red Sonja a delightfully humorous, rough character. This issue shows that she has a surprisingly keen realization and awareness of herself and that she's afraid to cast a critical eye inward. Though yet again the randy warrior remains unsatisfied in her current, um, “personal” life. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard May 7, 2014

    I usually get a lot of pleasure from my monthly dose of Red Sonja, and this month was no exception. The art and colouring were a bit weak for my liking, but the story itself was enough for me. Gail Simone has a very humorous writing style, but it can occasionally slip into silliness where you don't care about what is happening, especially when her characters are just messing around, engaging in (feminist friendly) action movie quips and puns. But when Simone gets the balance between humour and proper storytelling right she's one of the most enjoyable writers working in comics today. Issue #9 of Red Sonja was cleverly written and structured. That balance between humour and serious character based storytelling was just about right, and although the art was a bit weak, this is still a good book, and still worth keeping, or adding to your pull-list. Read Full Review

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