Red Sonja #8

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Buckle up for a wild journey as Sonja treks across America looking for a way back to Hyrkania. But as she heads further West, all she seems to find is trouble...

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 4, 2017

    With a biker gang and the feds chasing them, Sonja and her friends have adventures on the road that would make any traveler envious. Get in for a good time! A fun story, great characters, and incredible visuals make this a “must read” book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Aug 23, 2017

    Despite meandering a bit, Red Sonja Vol. 4 #8 is still a fun read with solid art and writing. Here's hoping the story picks up speed in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nick Aug 23, 2017

    Mediocre issue. It's good that a single artist handled pencils and inks for this one and Dynamite deserve a ton of credit for cutting down the delay to the release date after the problems last month. This issue was really a lot of stalling for time though ... a lot happened but nothing particularly significant. We saw more of what Max was up to in Hyrkania, although Amy Chu seems to be under the impression that Hyrkania is the Hyborian Age equivalent of Paradise Island. In the present day, there was a lot of fuss that amounted to the girls losing their car and getting another one. In between, Sonja finds out she's really good with a crossbow and Spike vaults onto her soapbox to decry institutional sexism and racism. The feds pages were nice, although I don't know how they figured Sonja was the prime suspect for the murder of the biker at the end of the last issue and it's also interesting that they spotted a six-foot redhead at the scene of both the Wonder Wheel and the Met Museum from the last arc but somehow missed a 100-foot flying demon. And that was really about it. There were some nice nods to past issues, with Max showing off his lame coin trick and impressing nobody in the process, and Sonja once getting to enjoy a hot bath. It really felt that Amy was treading water with the Sonja part of this issue and was just biding time until she could get Sonja a little bit closer logistically towards her goal of assassinating the head of Las Aranhas. Ultimately, 'Red Sonja' really should be about action and there really isn't enough regular action in this run. It's all well and good having funny banter between characters and pretty art but a single splash page of action in a 20 page comic really doesn't cut it.

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY Aug 25, 2017

    I'm in love with this cover. The story was not bad, but seem to lack of some spirit. Too bad because I really like Sonja in the present.
    And the part in the prison was fun. Not fond of the part about Max, for me he still to many Redhead's page.

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Aug 24, 2017

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