Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #2

Writer: Luke Lieberman Artist: Sergio Davila Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The previously untold story of the early years of Red Sonja continues in Birth of the She-Devil #2! The stakes continue to grow as Sonja is thrust back into an uneasy alliance that combines elements of her past against deadly new Hyborian foe as a literal death cult seeks to enslave all those in their path!

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Jul 19, 2019

    Although not quite as excellent as the first issue, 'Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #2' overcomes pacing flaws to continue a brutal and complicated story packed full of gorgeous visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Jul 17, 2019

    One thing is for sure: this book is as bloody as Sonja's hair is red! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jul 15, 2019

    This issue sees a friendship strained between Red Sonja and Ozzyus. Tensions rise as Ozzyus misjudges their enemies intentions and we see our heroes falter. Will this affect their quest? A mission Sonja wanted no part of in the first place plays out in ways that she couldn't have predicted. Can their friendship be restored or will they remain enemies? To be continued. **** (9.2 rating) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jul 10, 2019

    Despite the distractions in this chapter, the overall concept and the gorgeous art will have us coming back to see how the reunion with Sonja and Shoshanna will go -- if, indeed, it goes at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 24, 2019

    Of more interest is the further flashbacks to even earlier days and the conflict between Sonja and her mentor over the loss of his other pupil, Shashana. The flashbacks not only give us a brief encounter between Raka and Red Sonja, but the cult leader's current grab for power seems to move the pair into an unavoidable reunion and confrontation. As to what happened to Shashana… we'll just have to wait and see what horrors may or may not be revealed in the coming issues. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Jul 10, 2019

    The series still has a great deal of potential though, so hopefully this is just a hiccup in the story that'll be resolved in later issues. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 12, 2019

    Is this second chapter of Birth of the She-Devil a bad comic? No, but it is a bad Red Sonja story, that would be more appropriately titled Raka " Birth Of A Chaos Mage or Ozzyus " Birth Of A Cohort. Fans of the artists might consider picking it up but there's nothing here for Red Sonja fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nick Jul 11, 2019

    Wonderful art and a very fun, old-school style Sonja issue that contrasts big time with the main title and the Riverdale crossover. Maybe not quite as strong as #1 and Lieberman shows signs of going back to the well twice sometimes but he's done a good job of simultaneously showing the events that led to Sonja's fury at Ozzyus in the past, the onslaught of Raka and his army of demonic slaves, and Sonja and Ozzyus' own antics, first in a rough seaside tavern and then on the Vendyan Sea crossing. Now the flashbacks are out of the way, it's time for Sonja to kick zombie ass!

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