Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Walter Geovani Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
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The She-Devil with a Sword meets the Lord of the Jungle!
Eson Duul is an evil man. The mere mention of his name makes powerful quake with fear. He has no regard for life, including that of man. But he may finally have met his match when he finds himself up against Red Sonja and Tarzan!
Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Red Sonja) and Walter Geovani (Red Sonja, Clean Room) reunite to bring us the crossover event featuring two of fiction's greatest heroes side by side at last!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison May 4, 2018

    The artwork by Walter Geovani is unsurprisingly excellent. This is a given considering Geovani's long experience in drawing Red Sonja, which he collaborated on with Simone. Geovani sports a unique style which is streamlined yet detail driven and he depicts an English manor with equal skill to how he draws a squalid Hyborian city. Paired with the vivid colors of Adriano Augusto and the excellent lettering by Simon Bowland, this is one comic that will appeal to new readers as well as pulp aficionados. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Apr 29, 2018

    Gail Simone certainly knows how to write for strong female leads, and when you throw in the King Of The Jungle, the results are sure to impress.   Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 1, 2018

    Overall. This is a great first issue that has me very much invested enough to join Tarzan and Red Sonja when they journey to Cameroon for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Mary Swangin May 14, 2018

    Red Sonja and Tarzan #1 is a character-driven introduction to what promises to be a brutal, emotional, and amazing crossover. If you love Sonja or Tarzan or both this a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Aaron Kessel May 16, 2018

    Gail Simone and Walter Geovani create an incredible time and dimension-crossed tale where Tarzan and Red Sonja must team up to take down a vicious hunter! Strong story and incredible art make this a mini-series not to miss! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 6, 2018

    Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 is a compelling and well-made fusion of two classic characters brought together under an excellent creative team. It fuses fantasy and early-20th Century expedition genres, and the art looks great. This one earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 2, 2018

    This pairing of Red Sonja and Tarzan works on several levels and provides clear motivations based of vengeance that will surely propel an action packed story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall May 4, 2018

    You may need a Red Sonja/Tarzan team-up in your life even if you think you don't, and Gail Simone is just the writer to prove it to you. She's orchestrated that rarity of a high-quality mashup able to please fans of both main characters. She's also added a villain to the Howard and Burroughs mythoi worthy of keeping dark company with the likes of Thoth-Amon and Nikolas Rokoff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards May 2, 2018

    The rest of the issue is more or less dedicated to elaborating on how Duul is a force of antagonism for both Sonja and Tarzan, who do end up meeting in the last couple pages. Sonja confirms that Duul can travel through time by means that'll assuredly by explained further in the future, then Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 ends on a pretty solid cliffhanger. And, I have to say, I think I'm going to come back for the second issue. Now, does that mean I'll review it next time as well? To be honest, I'm not sure. When the time comes, I might only want to read it for my own enjoyment. But, either way, I do legitimately want to know what happens next, and that's not something I expected when I first signed up for this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth May 2, 2018

    On art, the team of Geovani and Augusto establish a good visual style throughout the issue. Geovani does a great job a layout throughout with neat tricks like the long vertical panel to denote distance, wider shots to capture as much as the action as possible and proper use of a splash page. I was worried at points that his Tarzan was a little on the thin side (Tarzan seems to always be in peak physical condition with bulging muscles), but that was done on purpose it seems for a nice end of issue scene. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 7, 2018

    'Red Sonja/Tarzan' is deftly constructed with solid character work and a hateable villain. The set-up is the perfect introduction to these two iconic figures with a shared mission. Simone is at the top of her game and Geovani provides a classic pulp comic look. This title is about to explode.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 2, 2018

    When I first heard of this book, I thought there were two characters that sound like that they should be paired together. On reading the book, I am having second thoughts. The mix is odd; one takes animals for granted and the other doesn't. The fact that the Duul has impacted both of their lives, doesn't necessarily mean that the two will get on. Still, Simone's writing is nearly always enjoyable, and bynow, she has earned the benefit of the doubt as this series as begins. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover May 4, 2018

    "Red Sonja/Tarzan" #1 is a crossover done well, with Simone delivering exceptional character work, and the art team of Geovani and Augusto doing a serviceable job with a few minor inconsistencies. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg May 4, 2018

    By the end of Red Sonja/Tarzan #1, though, these shortcomings tend to mean a lot less. Simone is putting together a story that seems to be as true to its main characters as it can be, and there are still satisfying character moments between the pages. Red Sonja fans should feel right at home in the pages of this book, especially those wanting more of what made Simone's run a success. Anyone curious about Sonja or Tarzan should feel comfortable checking this book out as well, as the core values of both are forefront. From the start, Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 shows a respect for its most valuable asset: its characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 4, 2018

    Although mostly set-up for the conflict to come, and not quite enough build-up to make me believe Duul can stand-up to both heroes, there is enough here for fans of both characters to enjoy. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 2, 2018

    If this crossover must exist, then it could certainly find far worse forms to take. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comix4fever May 8, 2018

    A promising start to Gail's second crossover miniseries. The next one she writes should be Wonder Woman/Red Sonja!

  • 6.5
    Nick May 11, 2018

    Good overall but not the masterpiece it’s been hailed as in some quarters. Geovani’s art isn’t his best IMO and Duul is strictly a pantomime villain with no depth shown yet, although there’s only so much you can do in one issue. I’m not a fan of Gail’s Sonja but at least she was generally portrayed in a more serious light here. OTOH I think Gail did a great job with Tarzan. Nothing mind boggling about the plot yet and the way some of the period Brits speak isn’t realistic but again this is only issue 1.

  • 6.0
    SloboSOY May 3, 2018

    I didn't like the bad guys. But A bad guys isn't her to be liked. But he's so much discomforting that I had trouble going through the story.
    I have a hard time to see Tarzan & Red Sonja in the same time. I loved the look of Sonja at the end. I have a hard time to trust that was really her.

    Cover - I take Jae Lee variant ... Just beautiful, but not really link to the story 1.5/2
    Writing - Something buzzing me all along. At the end I was happy to close it. 2/3
    Arts - The art was really good. 2.5/3
    Feeling - Trouble is that I didn't enjoy it. 0/2

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