Red Sonja #22

Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja's travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 24, 2018

    A fun issue as Sonja takes on a large problem for the right price. The story has several good laughs for the dialogue from the unintentional victim and the action is massive. This is a good entry issue for fans looking to try Red Sonja. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    It's an interesting story Chu and Burnham tell in this issue and it elevated the character in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - David Howard Oct 19, 2018

    Red Sonja #22 is an enjoyable self-contained adventure that provides classic fantasy action and a few cleverly concealed philosophical questions to ponder. The artwork and color succeed in bringing to life this particular adventure. The posing, framing and pacing of the story are excellently done balancing fantasy action and exposition. This was a very good issue that I would recommend to anyone who is a fond of the genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nick Oct 23, 2018

    Pretty good, self-contained tale with some interesting ideas. Most of the art is excellent but Jonathan Lau's use of his own design for Sonja and her sword wasn't a great decision IMO

  • 4.0
    BrettC1 Sep 13, 2019

    While I’ve been a big fan of Chu’s work on the title, the message of this issue is, in my opinion, TERRIBLE!

    Sonja convinces a troll to abandon his own choice to try and lead a better life, and instead just be what’s always expected of him. The rationalization given here that people have to act according to their nature flies in face of free will and self determination, “Dont try to improve yourself - it’s hard and you should just do whatever is easy and makes you immediately happy.”

    In the end the troll gives up so a bunch of lazy villagers don’t have to solve their own problems, and Sonja leaves feeling smug.

    Ms Chu, what the hell were you thinking?

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Oct 20, 2018

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