Samurai Sonja #1
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Samurai Sonja #1

Writer: Jordan Clark Artist: Pasquale Qualano Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 22, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

An ALL-NEW SONJA! The Sengoku period of Japan: A time of near-constant civil war. Sonja, daughter of a slain samurai, is eager to prove herself worthy of her family's glorious history. But in a desperate moment, Sonja will make an awful deal with a dreaded sea goddess: She will be gifted magical armor and weapons capable of slaying mythical beasts! But if she falls in battle, her bloodline will be erased, her family's name no more.

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Timala Elliott Jun 22, 2022

    Clark crafts a riveting origin story for the newest iteration of Sonja in this series opener. I hope the overall narrative leans into her past and the obstacles faced by her family as her conversation with the goddess alludes to a strong connection there. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Jun 24, 2022

    This Sonja is a woman of heavy discipline and few words, so after her introduction and getting the armor, we dont learn anything more about her.  But we do get a couple of great fight scenes with Sonja wielding her bow and sword with equal destructive force.The main villain of the book (or at least the first story arc) is revealed at the end of the book, and looks to be a great adversary for Sonja, as she continues her quest to avenge her father. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jun 22, 2022

    An actual all-new and all-different Sonja that borrows from a myriad of sources, which includes magical armour which is an idea used differently in Sonja traditional book, is a surprisingly enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Jun 22, 2022

    SAMURAI SONJA #1 is a serviceable introduction to another Sonja from across the multiverse. The specific elements of feudal Japan feel well-researched and authentic, and the line work is excellent. However, the colors are very flat, and the origin story is too similar to Red Sonjas to feel like anything more than a reskin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Jenna Anderson Jun 22, 2022

    The script itself steers dangerously close to being a somewhat-predictable origin story, but by and large, Samurai Sonja could be promising. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 30, 2022

    Bending Sonja's story to a new time and locale, without her trademark red locks, offers an interesting introduction to a new version of our heroine. There's likely going to be plenty of feudal Japan battles, but the comic also teases more mythical threats as well. While I'm not totally on-board after a single issue, there's enough her to make me curious about what kinds of trouble a Samurai Sonja might get herself into over the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Oddball12 Jul 15, 2022

    The story is good so far, for a first issue, visuals are well and the writing good. The first fight was underwhelming but not terrible. It seems as if Samurai Sonja could've been a new character altogether, rather than a spin off of Red Sonja.

  • 7.0
    Drasek83 Jun 22, 2022

    I wanted to like it more but fighting a giant skeleton was kind of dumb. The dialogue flowed really well. The art was great but I wish the colors were more vibrant.

  • 7.0
    ComicWorm Jun 22, 2022

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