Red Sonja #9

Writer: Amy Chu Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: September 27, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 2
9.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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The cross-country adventure continues as the She-Devil makes her way across the wild, wild West. Sonja discovers just how big America really is as she tries to stay one step ahead of the law, with a little help from her friends Spike and Holly.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 18, 2017

    Action and adventure cross time lines and state lines as Sonja seeks to stop a gang's drug dealings. The characters are fun, their dialogue fantastic, the action big, and the visuals outstanding. This is one of the best series available. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nick Sep 28, 2017


    Hats off to Amy Chu, Carlos Gomez and co here … this is a high water mark of the ‘Red Sonja’ series so far. It fires on all cylinders … as usual, Carlos’ art is exquisite (although he outdoes himself in one panel in particular) and as usual, Amy writes witty dialogue, effortlessly giving different voices to all the characters. So far, so ‘Red Sonja’.

    What separates this issue from the majority of the run though is the perfect juggling of a number of plot threads, allocating sufficient time to each without making the comic seem too crowded and without taking anything away from the main thread … Sonja’s own adventures. In the past, there have been occasions when the time spent on a supporting character’s escapades hasn’t been judged well and when too much space has been wasted on unimportant matters … #3 is the prime example of this. Here, everything is done fantastically well. Two new important characters are introduced, we see what Max is up to in the Hyborian Age, Gath makes his return but the lion’s share of the issue is still given over to Sonja and her beef with Las Aranhas. Another area where Amy’s fallen down in the past is lack of action and combat. ‘Red Sonja’ is, after all, ultimately a comic about action and combat. Here we have a blistering fight scene lasting several pages with Sonja assaulting the evil bikers in their main warehouse and ultimately bringing their activities to an end. We see Sonja’s stealth in infiltrating the warehouse and then the ridiculous ease with which she handles a large group of beefy homicidal gang members wielding uzis. It’s the best combat scene in Amy Chu’s ‘Red Sonja’ run so far by a country mile.

    All that and Elvis too.

    ‘Red Sonja’ #9 … when you absolutely, positively have to read a comic featuring a six-foot redheaded Amazon in a scalemail bra crashing a tractor trailer into a drugs lab … accept no substitutes.

  • 6.5
    SloboSOY Sep 28, 2017

    One part about Red Sonja trying to find the meathlab. I don't like it.
    One part about Max crossing with a Troll. That was fun.
    One part about Kulan Gath coming back form the dead ... My good, why ?
    And one part about a mysterious man.
    And I forgot the Feed ... Because they have there story too. But was too late each time ^^
    Red sonja become a little confusing & bowering. I'm sorry that with this kind of character in the present.
    But fortunately the Gomez art is fun & good. I trust without him, I would already have stop this ongoing.
    I will with December Issue & Red Sonja back in her time. That's make me sad to think of all the story not told in the present.

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