Red Sonja #2

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: February 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
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Red Sonja is on the loose in the Big Apple-and the followers of Kulan Gath are determined to track her down. But they underestimate the She-Devil; she's adapting quickly to her new surroundings with the help of some new allies that include Max, a New York City cop with a secret past...

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

    I can tell you this, if you've not yet hopped on board this series' wagon, you'd best get a'jumping. Dynamite has a sure-fire hit here and with a creative team of Amy Chu and Carlos Gomez at the helm there is no telling just how amazing this is going to get. Check this box in you Pull List and thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Jan 27, 2017

    Maybe you wish this arc had Red Sonja back in her own universe, but how long before that gets old and why cant a writer switch it up? This might as well be a science fiction spin on a fantasy story, which makes it more unique than it already was and certainly not less so. Youll want to get in on this one whether youre an existing fan or not. In comics, characters dont usually age or evolve beyond a year or two before a disruptive reboot, so to see Red Sonja show up in NYC is a welcome change that you might not get otherwise. How can a comic stay fresh without turning the premise on its ear occasionally? This is a brave, but smart move by Dynamite, letting the creative team go for it in this manner. Hopefully it stays credible as the series progresses, but so far theres no reason to think it wont. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 8, 2017

    I was entertained by this issue which isn't something I saw happening. I disliked the first issue of Red Sonja and almost skipped this issue. As it is, I'll give it one more and see what can happen, but there are some bad missteps with this story. I hope Chu and Dynamite begin thinking a bit more long-term and less "we'll reboot it again." Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nick Mar 3, 2017

    Let’s cut to the chase … as far as I’m concerned, this is the best Red Sonja comic since the ‘Blue’ one-shot several years ago. With #2, the creative team has really found its feet. The art remains blinding –Gomez doesn’t take a single panel off and only skips backgrounds when it’s absolutely necessary. He still draws a tremendously athletic and beautiful Sonja but has toned down the cheesecake shots a bit since #0, and his facial expressions and use of body language are spot on. His full-page splashes and the scenes in Central Park are particularly good but his action sequences really crackle as well. When Sonja slams two thugs’ heads together, it looks like it really hurts. When she hurls a table clean across a bar with one hand into an aggressor or throws a makeshift wooden spear straight through a goose, you can feel the impact. By contrast, there’s real sensitivity to the quieter images in the final pages of the book – in particular, a panel showing Max’ loneliness at school is heartbreaking. Mohan’s colours are outstanding, using muted backgrounds as a stark contrast to Sonja’s mane and the bright colours worn by Luis– it gives the bar a suitably dingy and seedy atmosphere. The colours in the Central Park scene are amazing, with lights reflected in the river and Sonja clearly standing out against the snowy landscape. The story zips along at a rocketing pace, showing the barbarian acclimatising herself to a foreign environment at a breakneck pace, broken up by the odd page featuring supporting characters. Gail Simone’s run on ‘Red Sonja’ is probably better known than that of any other Dynamite writer but she seemed to enjoy making a fool of her leading lady - her Sonja was constantly horny, angry and thinking about booze. Amy Chu’s Sonja is far more rounded … deprived of her weapons at the outset, she’s immediately optimistic and makes use of what she can to survive. She shows typical Sonja pride, ignoring lowlife

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Feb 8, 2017

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