Red Sonja: She-Devil With a Sword Annual #1
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Red Sonja: She-Devil With a Sword Annual #1

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Steven Sadowski Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 17, 2007 Critic Reviews: 2
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Our First Red Sonja Annual featuring series writer Michael Avon Oeming along with Red Sonja "flashback" artist Stephen Sadowski! In "Masks" the legend of Red Sonja is told from a different perspective as a mask maker enters a small village to present the wife of a brothel owner with a special mask to unleash the she-devil within. Plus: Dynamite presents a special 8-page guide to the world of Red Sonja, including a complete overview of her previous and legendary Marvel comic book series!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 20, 2007

    If this wasn't enough to entice the reader, Oeming includes a reprint of a seldom seen Roy Thomas chronology for Sonja's Marvel adventures. Red Sonja art by such luminaries as John Byrne, Esteban Maroto, John Buscema and Frank Thorne accompanies the guide. Read Full Review

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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 29, 2007

    Just about every time I thumb through a Dynamite Entertainment comic book, I come away a little bit surprised, and the story and art in this annual was no exception. Oeming's plot is a novel one in that it doesn't feature the title character as the heroine, but rather what she represents and how her legend can serve to inspire. The writer embraces a sense of medieval feminism as a disgruntled and overworked wife decides she's had enough of watching her husband pimp prostitutes and ordering her to clean spills and stains. Her rebellion is over the top, but it's in keeping with the period and the violent tone of Red Sonja. I think what I enjoyed the most about this story, though, is that the protagonist isn't some perfectly shaped, impossible paragon of human physicality. Myria is a big-boned and buxom woman who nevertheless exudes strength. She's also rather fetching, even when compared to the rake-thin prostitutes she endeavors to protect. Sadowski's art is realistic in tone. Actually, Read Full Review

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