Red Sonja #12

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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Leaving a world of fast motorcycles and cold beer, Sonja returns to a more familiar setting of swords and magic and mead. At a nearby tavern she learns strange magic is afoot in this land, and a desperate priest is offering mercenaries some serious gold for a dangerous job. But something doesn't seem right...

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 18, 2018

    Despite a couple of issues, Red Sonja #12 was a lot of fun. Sonja herself is a really fun character. The story is entertaining, even if not much seems to be going on. The action sequence towards the end is fun and well-constructed. I can recommend this one. Give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 17, 2018

    A fun continuation of the previous issue, but it was a little slow moving in the middle and the character of Wallace already feels like more of an annoyance than anyone of value. Great art and a really strong final act. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 21, 2018

    If traditional Red Sonja stories are what you're looking for this one fits the bill. Chu understands what makes an exciting adventure and she hits all the beats regardless of how familiar they may be. Gomez brings the battle to glorious life. Look, you can't go wrong with this series.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nick Jan 18, 2018

    Absolutely no quibbles with this issue. Sonja is in a more familiar setting and back in the driving seat, following a long stint often following others' lead while stranded in 21st century America. She's taken Professor Wallace with her and has little time for his incompetence or reluctance to take part in adventure. Unlike so many previous Amy Chu issues, there's very little diversion from the main plotline here; outside of a couple of pages showing what Gath's up to, this is all Sonja, with some magnificent action. There's a brief, one-sided bar-room brawl and a great fight in the desert with a legion of Ray Harryhausen animated skeletons. On top of the action, there's plenty of comedy but the comic finishes with an atmosphere of dread, a vibe Amy's not always fully mastered on this title before but she handles it here in spades. The artwork is off the charts, with Carlos Gomez being equally adept and comfortable drawing intricate Meruvian cityscapes, Sonja chugging booze and warriors getting their throats ripped out. Mohan's colours bring the harsh desert and the maelstrom in the sky to life. Easily one of the best issues of Amy and Carlos' run ... perhaps THE best.

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 17, 2018

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