Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1

Writer: Luke Lieberman Artist: Sergio Davila Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 12, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

An early tale of the She-Devil! Explore the early years of the wild and untamed Sonja the Red, before she because the scourge of Hyboria - Red Sonja! Retaining her trademark armor and flame-filled hair - and temper, writer Luke Liberman (Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods) and artist Sergio Davila (Conan) deliver high adventure and horror as they introduce the demon conqueror Raka and his devil's brew, which turns men against their fellow men (and everyone in their way!). Also featuring the return of Sonja's early mentor, Ozzyus!
Look for a trio of incredible covers: Master Painter Lucio Parillo, interior artist Sergio Davila and the return of c more

  • 10
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jun 11, 2019

    Sword and sorcery, sex appeal, and some serious storytelling make RED SONJA: BIRTH OF THE SHE-DEVIL a book that earns our highest recommendation this week. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Tanner Dedmon Jun 12, 2019

    Birth of the She-Devil is the type of origin series we needed, it'll make you want to go back and re-read all of Red Sonja over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 11, 2019

    'Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1' lives up to it's name by exploring a young Sonja hellbent on taking anyone down in her path, be it with violence or fire-whiskey! Stunning visuals and an engaging story filled with violent mayhem make this a must-read issue for new and longtime fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jun 12, 2019

    Overall, Red Sonja fans will be pleased by this mini-series and newcomers to the legend of the She-Devil with a Sword will find this to be a spirited introduction to the queen of sword-and-sorcery. The only ones who will want to give this a miss are those who don't like low fantasy and high adventure or Howardian purists who will not stand for the good name of Bel being besmirched by a lawyer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 19, 2019

    The first issue introduces us to Sonja's quest (with further flashbacks of her friendship with Shashana), her drunken wandering which leaves destruction in its wake, and her temporary capture by a Sultan whom she hopes to pry information out of. The last of these seems a bit more elaborate than necessary (and more calculated than the stab-first method Sonja uses elsewhere in the comic), but it does provide some early action to help frame the tale. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 12, 2019

    The hook of this book is to show Sonja at an earlier stage in her life. The child elements are strong enough in setting into motion Sonja future path; her present, around 19 years old, doesn't seem too different from what we expect. This isn't meant to detract from what is, overall, an enjoyable romp that won't disappoint long-term Sonja fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 12, 2019

    At the end of the day, while it isnt exactly reinventing the wheel, Birth of the She-Devil is a confident and dynamic look at Red Sonjas formative years, and features more than enough blood, booze and intrigue to keep the pages turning. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nick Jun 14, 2019

    Fantastic start to the series. As great as Russell’s run on the main title is, this is more of a traditional Sonja tale with dark magic, high adventure and swashbuckling, and bar room brawls but it features a very young and rash She-Devil. This will please anyone for whom
    russell’s take was too much of a departure from regular Sonja stories. Welcome back, Luke Lieberman

  • 4.0
    batman_forever May 21, 2020

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