Red Sonja: Holiday Special #1

Writer: Amy Chu, Erik Burnham Artist: Ricardo Jaime Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

An all-new 20 page Hyrkanian Holiday story where Sonja reminisces about the time she and Sir Max rescued a drunk Santa from the Grinch (Kulan Gath of course!) and learns the true meaning of Christmas. This also features the cutting edge classic She Devil reprint story "Wizards of the Black Sun"!

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 12, 2018

    I am a big fan of the current run that Sonja is enjoying. Moving from New York back to the her more natural elements hasn't dampened the fun and with the news breaking that we are due for a new writer on this book in the new year, all I can is that all I want for Christmas is Amy Chu, to stay on this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 12, 2018

    This is a fun book for the holiday's, but nothing really much beyond that. The first story is perhaps the most Christmas like. While the second is more of a morality tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia Dec 12, 2018

    The art of this book isn't my favorite but it also is not bad. Some of the faces can be a tad intense. Similarly, the shadowing on this book is a little too heavy-handed. Esposito's lettering is great and easy to understand despite the fact Sonja and Max at many points are not speaking in English. Overall, Red Sonja: Holiday Special is a fun and festive story that captures the magic of the character with just a dash of Christmas spirit. Also included in the Holiday Special is the classic Roy Thomas and Frank Thorne Red Sonja tale "Wizards of the Black Sun" in color. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Lonnie Dec 11, 2018

    For the beaver hunters, I will rate it up on the art, down I on the story, down on the not-holiday. Just not much value in this book other than the reprint. And beavers. Happy Life Day. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nick Dec 12, 2018

    The main story is kinda meh. It's got some really funny bits and a nice intro and outro with Sonja in her own world, and Ricardo Jaime's art is fantastic in places, particularly the New York scenery. The vibe of the story though is consistent with Amy's whole New York run in that it's all about the contrast between Sonja and modern folks and less about the action ... there are two panels of combat in 20 pages. If you're looking for action, look elsewhere.

    I guess the reprinted backup story balances it out, being more of a typical Sonja sword and sorcery fest, and to be fair to Amy, she's bringing the action in the regular series as of late.

    Overall, though, the main Xmas story was a bit disappointing. It didn't feel l more

  • 10
    Greg Hound Dec 12, 2018

  • 8.0
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 15, 2018

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