Red Sonja #4

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Deep in the heart of New York City, it's a showdown between Sonja and the megalomaniac Kulan Gath and his rabid followers. When Max's secret past is revealed, Sonja must decide between pursuing her revenge and the fate of her new friend.

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 6, 2017

    An epic collision of the past and the present with an exciting story and stellar visuals. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Apr 18, 2017

    The whole series thus far has been outstanding, but this issue stands out as a burgeoning masterpiece. If ever you were tempted to try out Red Sonja, this is an issue that could make you fall in love. Acting as both a capstone of the previous three issues, and as a jumping off point for the future of this series, this issue is both the perfect entry into, and payoff for readers new and old. I am very glad that this title is in my pull list, and you would be too! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 25, 2017

    'Red Sonja' is still one of the best characters, male or female, in comics and this is the kind of issue that personifies her resolve and heroism. Volume four is far from perfect but Chu gets to the heart of Sonja and gives fans what they expect - a fierce but thoughtful warrior. This fish-out-of-water story full of immortal sorcerers and demons is just what the doctor ordered.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 19, 2017

    This issue is by far the best issue in the series, but it still has a long way to go in order to be great or game changing. As it is, this series could easily be forgotten next year or with the next reboot that Dynamite does, and that's unfortunate. It just has quite found that staying power and is currently just getting by on the fact that its Sonja in the present. That novelty can only last for so long, and hopefully, when it wears off, there will still be a reason to read Red Sonja. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Apr 19, 2017

    Although the story feels like it ends just as it begins, Red Sonja #4.4 is still an enjoyable comic with decent character development and some nice action. It's also the least cheesecake-iest of this volume, so that's something to celebrate. Hopefully, the next issue will have a bit more narrative meat on its bones. Dr. Josh gives this a" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nick Apr 19, 2017

    One of the biggest criticisms about this series so far is that the big bad, Kulan Gath AKA Hank Gault, has been kept in the shadows too much and we haven’t been given any motivation to boo him. This issue, or at least the first half of it, remedies that and focuses on Gath, as well as Red Sonja’s cop sidekick Max Mendoza, confirming his origin. The She-Devil herself is pretty much a piece of scenery in the first half of the comic, bar a failed attack on Gath (and an awesome panel showing her springing into action). Once Gath summons reinforcements, though, the tone of the comic changes big time, and we’ve got Sonja and Max leading Gath’s demonic guard dog in a running battle through the Met Museum. In contrast to previous issues, the only diversions from the main story are brief snippets of Max’ partner Jay worrying about his whereabouts and flashbacks to the destruction of Meru and Max’ childhood. The format of the story in this issue is more straightforward than in past issues, especially #3, and we’ve only got a single setting so it’s easier to get it right. Amy Chu’s interpretation of Gath is a triumph … he’s camp and preening, cracking wise but is totally terrifying and unpredictable at the same time: by far the best depiction of Gath I’ve ever seen, and beautifully illustrated by Carlos Gomez. Max’ revelation of his true power inspires awe not only in Gath but even in Sonja, who’s usually hard to impress. The brawl with the demon through the museum is bombastic, with Max pitching in and a great panel of Sonja shattering a glass display case to grab herself new weapons when the monster knocks her blade out of her hand. We get another clear indication that Sonja’s not quite human herself when she launches herself 15 feet into the air to slash her enemy. Once again, Carlos and Mohan’s artwork on the museum is first rate. Amy Chu makes it easy for any new readers to catch up quickly with what’s happening. This series is stil

  • 7.0
    daddyT Apr 21, 2017

    I really hate that her costume is starting to be the most interesting part of this story. The art was OK and the story was predictable. Almost boring. 7 is the minimum "I want to read another issue" rating, so there you go...

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Apr 20, 2017

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