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Red Sonja: She-Devil With a Sword #0

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Carey Artist: Mel Rubi Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 1, 2005

    You gaze upon Sonjas beauty from afar, very, very afar. In fact, you stay out of bow and arrow range, because if she doesnt like your ogling, she can and will kill you extremely quickly and efficiently. This is the feeling I received from Red Sonja when done correctly, and this is the feeling I received when reading the latest edition of her adventures. The new team and the new Sonja book looks like an explosive winner from Dynamite Entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley May 1, 2005

    This is a great introduction to the character and the new series. It made me want to read the first issue. I wish it wasnt so short, but what do you expect for a quarter. Overall, a great success. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill May 1, 2005

    More cant be said, really, at this point, as we have no hint of future goals or past history from this outsider perspective. Sonja remains an abstract concept, an intriguing anomaly. This intro issue does its job, however, as Im planning to look for #1 in June. The art by Rubi recalls the quasi-painted look that worked so well for Kubert in Gaimans 1602 series for Marvel, similarly dealing with ancient days, and the cover by Land is a gorgeous fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning May 1, 2005

    Red Sonja #0 serves its function well, providing an introduction to the character and universe of the upcoming series, at a price that ensures anyone with the slightest interest will pick it up. It is slightly disappointing that this series did not kick off with as much energy as some of the authors previous books, but with such a strong team in place the world of Red Sonja should grow exponentially as her tale unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green May 1, 2005

    Itd be nave and foolish to expect this comic to be an exercise in feminist deconstructionism, but even so, surely the comics industry can do better than this? Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Olivia Woodward May 1, 2005

    I love fantasy fiction. I wanted to love this issue. But thematically, it has no heart, no humanity, no vision. It is an empty emulation built out of clichs. Yes, this issue is only fifteen pages long, but thats enough to establish a premise. This issue doesnt, unless you count the gratuitous butt cleavage. Moreover, it isnt merely bad plotting, empty characterization, and a throwaway setting, it violates the basic mood by using decompressed narrative techniques. This issue fails in each and every element of storytelling. This is a shamefully vacant narrative. I abhor it and definitely do not recommend it. Read Full Review

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