Red Sonja #1

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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A new chapter for the Queen of the Hyrkanian Age. Our favorite warrior has faced the toughest of demons, foes and strange magic, but nothing has prepared this 6 ft. tall barbarian for...the modern world. Emerging from a subway construction site in New York City, confronted by cops and guns, Sonja fights for her survival in a new and hostile world. Is she here by accident or by design?  Who brought her here, and why? By the creative team of Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, KISS) and Carlos Gomez (Dresden Files).

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Jan 5, 2017

    I am a long-time lover of Red Sonja and I can't remember the last time I was so excited to start reading a new series starring her. It's like the comic gods opened up my mind and took my two favorite things and put them together in one glorious title. I'm definitely adding this one to my pull list! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 17, 2017

    The final line: Sonja is lost in time, transported to the modern world, and readers are the winners for getting to read this outstanding tale. Slick storytelling and strong visuals make this book a winner in any time. Absolutely recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 7, 2017

    Bottom line " this isn't as terrible an issue as I make it out to be. My hang-ups and issue with the modernization of characters, may not be a problem for you. If Sonja is still in modern times when this series ends, then we can talk about the bigger problems. For now, I'm rooting that Sonja beats the crap out of a corporate CEO. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author May 8, 2017

    The art by Carlos Gomez does a solid presentation of recreating Hyrkanian warrior in the modern age. Managing to show off Red Sonja's adjustment as she finds herself in a world she has never seen. Even though I do have one minor question about the cover. What on earth is the tentacle like thing doing in the lower left corner? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Adam Brunell Feb 8, 2017

    Red Sonja is a longtime character that has been gone through different dynamics and concepts over the decades. The thing with Sonja is that she always seems to come back to her roots, or at least the artistic direction is to bring back the metal bikini. I find nothing wrong with that, as long as the story can make everything work together. Chu and Gomez bring the story and art to the table that does just that. The series has an interesting premise with the New York City "fish out of water" setting. Hopefully the minor inconsistencies in story flow that bothered me in this issue will smooth out moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 13, 2017

    'Red Sonja' is the perfect adventure series to help escape the plethora of superhero titles in comic shops. And who better to cheer on than the She-Devil herself. Chu and Gomez offer a great first issue full of energy and action that looks great too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 11, 2017

    This book is a fun read. Let's not forget, fun is the reason why we all fell into the world of capes and cowls. We shouldn't be reading books to hate on them. If this book isn't for you and I understand why there will be haters, then fine give it a miss. For me, regardless of the fact I get to see review copies, the actual book is on my pull list which I guess is one of the better compliments a reviewer can give a book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Jan 10, 2017

    In the end, whats not to like? Red Sonja just may be one of the strongest properties Dynamite is producing and whether youve tried the book in the past or not, this is a great jumping on point. It would be easy to go wrong here, if Sonja wasnt in the foreground at the outset. That is to say, having her out in the open is not only the key to making it work, but also the trick to making it work as soon as possible. We dont have to wait and see if we like the book, because were given every opportunity to love it from page one. Its perfectly deliberate and if its predictable at all, then its likely just meant to feed your cravings for more awesome sword wielding action from the lady barbarian. As usual theres a bunch of variant covers to choose from, but rest assured, the content inside the book is the real value by far. With a storylike this one, just about anything can happen next! Don't miss it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 12, 2017

    Gail Simone's run on Red Sonja left quite the fur-lined boots to fill, and to her credit writer Amy Chu does a solid initial job of making this Sonja her own. Her decision to move Sonja from the wilds of Hyrkania to the concrete jungle that is present day New York provides a fun fish-out-of-water setup, and offers the book's biggest, and murkiest, draw. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Jan 11, 2017

    Overall this was a nice balance of action and character building which is always needed in a first issue. Having never delved into the world of Red Sonja I wasn’t sure if I’d be lost but the creative team did a great job introducing me to the characters. They made me feel right at home so to speak which is exactly what all new readers ask for when trying out something new. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 11, 2017

    I would say that this is the worst thing I read this week, but I also read Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and so I'll say that this was the second worst thing I read this week. The art shows promise. It's not perfect, but it's very consistent and better than the majority of other Dynamite titles, but the story is trying hard to be clever, but using convenient, but unbelievable twists to get there making it a chore to read. Someone tell me how this turns out because this is as far as my curiosity will take me. Read Full Review

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