Red Sonja #3

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Aneke Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Chased by her fellow Hyrkanians for treason, Sonja races to the King, only to discover that he is a face from her own past! The scorned ruler plans a wave of conquest and bloodshed across the nations of their enemies. Red Sonja, the one-time hero of her people, will become her homeland's most notorious outlaw, hunted by those she loves!

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Amani Cooper Mar 11, 2016

    Aneke's art is great. His facial expressions are so funny. Seeing King Savas get angry with those facial expressions is priceless. However, Aneke does give him a regal look of sort while showing his true colors. I would have liked to see more of Savas's grand castle from the inside, but I'm not too picky about it. The way some of the hands are drawn could use some looking over. In some panels they look fine, but in other pages they look awkward and stiff. The fight scenes are great shots, and his open panels are pretty good. I love splash pages, and can count on Aneke for good ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Gillian Devine Mar 16, 2016

    The title character is the epitome of the popular idea of the "strong female character"; personality-wise, in refusing to compromise even slightly, and literally, in not being afraid to sucker-punch the very king, along with other would-be assailants on her autonomy. Originally made into a film in 1985, the story of Red Sonja has clearly stood the test of time, being a mixture of old-world storytelling and modern depictions of women with personality. The animation is very striking " liberal with its depiction of the female form, perhaps slightly excessively so considering these same women are clearly not afraid to do battle, but perhaps in this fictional world their armour is mainly invisible, or comes mainly in the form of ready fists and a lethal stare. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Mar 15, 2016

    The final pages add an intriguing new wrinkle to the story, and the groundwork has been laid impressively for the next chapter of this particular arc. Bennett continues to display a firm grasp of both Sonja's voice and her innate appeal as a character, and by thrusting her into this unusual position, the stage has been set for what should be a truly memorable chapter in the She-Devil's history. You can count me in for the foreseeable future, that's for sure. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 20, 2016

    Please reboot this reboot, Dynamite. This is not how to produce a Red Sonja book. Read Full Review

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