Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Jonathan Lau Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 22, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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The past meets the present with the future of literally everything at stake! The warrior Red Sonja has a plan to keep freshly killed wizard Kulan Gath from resurrecting himself again - but when the plan backfires, it allows a whole new kind of Chaos! to infest the Hyborean Age! Will these new beings be any easier to deal with than Kulan Gath, or has Sonja called a worse evil to her world? It's the first chapter of a brand-new quest for the She-Devil - and it may be her hardest yet as for the first time ever, Red Sonja meets the badass characters of Chaos!

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Feb 3, 2020

    Red Sonja confronts the characters of Chaos in this new exciting #1 from Dynamite, bringing together a brutal cast that sure knows how to deliver both violent action and plenty of frights! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 22, 2020

    Jonathan Lau delivers some beautiful art in this first issue. Every character looks amazing and I enjoy the redesign on Sonja. The action looks great and there are some great dramatic panels that showcase the power of the players involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 22, 2020

    While I'm thrilling to several other Red Sonja books at the moment, the Age of Chaos one is going to have to work hard to join those ranks. Sonja is a draw herself and I like what little we get of her here. But the Chaos crew just have a real lack of appeal for me so it's going to take some strong writing and story points for me to feel really engaged with it. The artwork is solid throughout as Lau is a talented artist working with some characters that have eye-catching visual designs. And Sonja's always so expressive to work with that it can be fun just from the art standpoint. I'm curious to see what they'll do with all of this but I'm mostly just wary at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jan 23, 2020

    Even if readers have no experience with the Hyborean Age of "Red Sonja" or the peoples of "Chaos! Comics," this debut is sure to interest quite a lot of people who enjoy crossovers of modernity with swords and sorcery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Derrick Pittman Jan 25, 2020

    Whether you're new to Red Sonja or a returning fan, Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #1is going to make for a kick-ass bloody good time. I definitely think this is a great place for newcomers to get into something new, especially if Red Sonja was on that list. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David DeCorte Jan 22, 2020

    RED SONJA: AGE OF CHAOS #1 is an engaging opening chapter to this crossover event. The book presents an interesting concept, propelled by capable storytelling and artwork. It's worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Alexander Cole Jan 27, 2020

    This was a fantastic, quick comic. Plenty of action with great artwork from Jonathan Lau. The characters aren't particularly deep here but that's fine since it's just a fun little crossover and the story is simple but it does the job and sets up future issues without bogging the reader down with exposition. I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jan 22, 2020

    This is an odd book in a way, as I am not certain who will enjoy it. There isn't enough Sonja in it for Sonja fans and the explanations are unnecessary for Chaos fans. Burnham, Lau and company may need to hope for a little charity from both fan bases in order to deliver on the promise of this very solid first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 30, 2020

    While I know that there's enough here to keep me around for the entire series, Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #1 works well enough in introducing readers to a host of characters they might not know that much about. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 24, 2020

    A largely pointless and easily skipped mess, that will only appeal to those sad souls who think the 1990s were the height of the American Comic Book industry. Read Full Review

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