Red Sonja #5

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Mirko Colak Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 5, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
6.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Like an all-consuming fire, the armies of Dragan The Magnificent pursued Sonja The Red until there was nowhere else to flee. The corpses of her people scattered before her like charred rabbits, she turned to face his exquisite wrath. And prayed in vain for death to take her quickly. The epic continues by MARK RUSSELL (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jun 7, 2019

    Red Sonja has faced defeat and despair many times in her sordid career, but she's always come back fighting. Will this time be different? Are the odds too great for her to overcome? We've never seen her as vulnerable as she is here. It's a desperate feeling we get as we see her anguish. But as the old cliche says; it's always darkest before the dawn. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 5, 2019

    Red Sonja has had a lot of strong runs over the years from great creative teams. This fifth volume series from Russell and Colak is exactly what I've been looking for in order to feel really connected to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jun 3, 2019

    RED SONJA #5 backs off on the humor a bit, but more than makes up for it by enriching the story, heightening the stakes, and deepening our characters. This may well be the best issue yet in Russell's run with the character. Definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jun 6, 2019

    Since starting on a high note, the latest Red Sonja has seen diminishing returns as it transitions from the quirky and political humor of Mark Russell's other works to a more serious, character-driven drama. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jun 5, 2019

    The consistent flashbacks and retellings of stories that we've seen throughout the series shine perhaps most brightly in Red Sonja #5, and as always, the issue strikes the perfect balance by shaping the present with the past. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 7, 2019

    It took me five issues to make the decision this Red Sonja is not for me. The idea of Sonja as ruler of her people is neat, but she's done nothing for so long I want her to abdicate as soon as possible. The visuals are by two different artists, creating a disjointed reading experience, with the colors being so dreary as to make the non-action of this book even more difficult to slog through. Only the letters are at an acceptable, and outstanding, level. Good luck, Sonja. I'll return when there's a new writer. I'm done. Read Full Review

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