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Red Sonja: The Long Walk To Oblivion #1

Writer: Erik Burnham Artist: Tom Mandrake Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 10, 2017 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The people of Meru are in terrible danger from an ancient evil, and there is only one person who can save them - the Hyrkanian warrior woman, Red Sonja! A lone Meruvian is sent to find Sonja and bring her back east - a treacherous trip that ends in a trap laid by Sonja's old enemy, the evil wizard Kulan Gath in Red Sonja #0! It's the adventure set before the new hit series, in this extra-sized one-shot!

  • 8.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 3, 2017

    This solid art combined with some really nice colour work make for a really good introduction to Red Sonja for any newbies wanting to jump on, but be warned. The story ends with a cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 11, 2017

    It is safe to say, that in today's event based books and multiple reboots/restarts/rehashes that the market is “enjoying” at the moment, this book is something akin to a throwback where one story was told in one issue, far the most part. If you want to take a break from all the chaos of the Big Two, you could do much worse than hang out in Hyrkania and its neighbouring lands for a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ashley Gibbs May 10, 2017

    If you're already a fan of Red Sonja or are looking for a stepping stone into the current series then Red Sonja: The Long Walk To Oblivion is good for you. If you're like me who wanted a nice one shot story you may be disappointed. I really enjoyed everything about this book until the end for the pure fact that I didn't want to be left with the feeling that I needed to pick up more issues to continue the journey started in these pages. It's a storytelling device I don't agree with, however, from a marketing perspective it's a good one. This is a good read, filled with action and adventure that left me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nick May 11, 2017

    A worthy prequel to Amy Chu's series. This gets a 9 for a fairly basic story that doesn't really add anything new (except perhaps wyvern-riding) but a 10 for Erik Burnham's witty interchanges between Sonja and others and for Tom Mandrake's dark but beautiful art, so different from Carlos Gomez' but just as good in its own way. One area where this really delivers, and which Amy's series hasn't reso far, is on fight scenes. There's a fantastic sword fight between Sonja and 9 or 10 guys after only a dozen pages and the fight with the demon at the end is better than Amy's version in #0 of the main series.

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 May 11, 2017

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