Red Sonja #0

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $0.25 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
5.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

25¢ INTRODUCTORY PRICED ISSUE! The barbarian She-Devil with a Sword faces a whole different world and challenges in this new adventure written by Amy Chu and drawn by Carlos Gomez. Somewhere deep underground, strange and powerful demons clad in metal armor attack and roust Red Sonja from a deep magical sleep. Confused and weaponless, she must find a way to defeat these mysterious creatures, escape from her solitary prison, and make her way to the surface to discover where she is, and why she was put there...

  • 9.2
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Dec 15, 2016

    It may be too early to call this new run of Red Sonjaa massive hit, yet the work both Chu and Gomez put into the book foreshadows really good things. This is a tale that I do not believe has been told with this character, and it seems refreshing and exciting. And with this issue only costing a whopping $.25 US (You read correctly. This only cost one-quarter of a dollar), it cannot be passed up. We are in a new age for Red Sonja, and I am happy to live in it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Dec 13, 2016

    Still there's enough promise in this brief issue to give the series a shot, as it'll be interesting to see how this creative team handles it when they get to stretch their legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 14, 2016

    I enjoyed this book immensely. There is a sense of fun throughout, that may have been missing on previous runs. The art may attract controversy but you have to applaud Dynamite for possibly recognizing that certain characters do not need to be the implement to impact societal change. Some characters are just plain fun. After reading this new/old Sonja, I am hope that Dynamite continues with their apparent turnaround and you never know, this may indeed be the world for a half-dressed blood sucking sexy space vampire after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Dec 21, 2016

    Red Sonja Vol. 4 #0 is well worth a quarter. It's a fun story that sets up the new series and it gives me more adventures about my second favorite barbarian. There are definite issues with how she's drawn, though, and if it continues, it will represent a lamentable step back. Time and future issues will tell. In the meantime, Dr. Josh gives this a" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ira Downing Dec 10, 2016

    All in all, this is a straight ahead Red Sonja meets 2016 tale and I can't wait to read the rest. As I've said; I'm kinda biased because I loved to read the old black and whitereprints of Conan. So take it for what you will.This is a book for anyone who misses the hack and slash of Conan, wherein ourhero is thrown into a bad situation andyou're along for the ride as she fights her way out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 23, 2017

    Amy Chu looks to be a good choice as the new comic's writer (although I'm not quite sold on the premise). Carlos Comez's art is a little too cheesecake for me, but certainly fits in with the character's long comic history. And, for the price of a quarter, you can't complain too much. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 16, 2016

    A problematic, if not thought provoking, teaser. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Pop Break - Mark Henely Dec 14, 2016

    It looks like readers can expect fish out of water comedy and a ton of cheesecake. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 13, 2016

    Honestly, after seeing Sonja being portrayed in Volume 3 as a truly inspirational figure with a sharp head on her shoulders and a complex moral compass, watching her being reduced to a confused, ditzy Victorias Secret model here is damn near heartbreaking. Exploitative artwork and a two or three-page story (at most) being dragged out to no less than eighteen pages makes this an utterly avoidable release, and while Im a big fan of some of Chus previous work, based on this underwhelming opening I honestly dont think Ill be back to see how this particular fish out of water tale pans out. Read Full Review

  • 2.9
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Dec 14, 2016

    With a paper thin plot, a focus on T and A instead of strong storytelling, and a promising skeleton of a concept without any meat on it, Red Sonja #0 isn't worth picking up even if you're a die hard fan of the She-Devil with a Sword. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 14, 2016

    At the price of twenty-five cents, Red Sonja #0 is over-priced. The story is unoriginal and the dialogue is as flat as Sonja herself is well-rounded. The artwork is mired in fan-service, made worse by Gomez's own limitations as an artist. Do not be persuaded to give this book a chance based on the low price. It is not worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Dec 18, 2016

    Everyone knows that part of the appeal of Red Sonja is the fanservice, well except for Marguerite Bennet, but I think even a title that is supposed to have fanservice can have too much, for its detriment.

    That said, I'm curious to see how this will go... but off the bat, I'm liking it more than I ever liked Bennet's run... it's just a matter on whether I'll like this series more than I liked Simone's run.

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