Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1
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Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1

Event\Storyline: Swords of Sorrow Writer: Leah Moore Artist: Francisco Manna Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW's Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Leah Moore! Irene Adler has been many things in her young life, a fugitive, a master of disguise and a femme fatale, but even she is surprised to find herself made bounty hunter, tracking savage foes across the grimy streets of London. In a far off world, defending Barsoom against an influx of trespassers, Princess Dejah Thoris is ready to put the guilty to her sword. Now, the world-colliding events of SWORDS OF SORROW have brought these dangerous women together... and the fate of planets hang in the balance!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 24, 2015

    A perfectjumping on place for anyone curious about these characters, and no previous reading of any Swords of Sorrow books is necessary to enjoy this. An excellent beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Scott Cosby Jul 24, 2015

    Swords of Sorrow: Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1 is a solidly put together issue that moves quickly, gets the foundations laid out in the characters and begins the adventure in a fun way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Enrique Rea Jun 18, 2015

    Leah Moore has brought Adler to life and made this adventurer a vital part of the story with a smoothly engrossing introduction. With that out of the way, the rest of this short series should be more action-filled. The cliffhanger certainly proposes some interesting twists and if issue one is any indication, Thoris and Adler are in some very capable hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 17, 2015

    As an opening installment for this particular pairing, the book works well with its main focus on that of Irene Adler. Through her pages, we get a decent understanding of the character in the basic sense while also getting to hear her particular voice and approach to problems. Her time with Dejah Thoris isn't comical, but it has the right kind of light tone to it as she survives the attack and uses her words more than anything else to shift things in a different direction. With both of them having recently acquired the Swords, we get to see how each of them is handling it and their particular approach. We also get to see the beginning of what should be a pretty fun adventure for Dejah now that she's gone through the looking glass as well. It's a solidly put together book that moves quickly, gets the foundations laid out in the characters and begins the adventure in a fun way. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Mia Faller Jun 19, 2015

    While the blend of historical eras, fantasy worlds, famous fictional character and memorable new characters was entertaining, this story was a bit lacking for me. I felt the pacing could have been better, though perhaps later issues will give more explanation for the link between these two separate worlds. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jun 16, 2015

    Swords started out well but has recently fallen on sorrows of its own.The pairingsseem to be aimed at“fish out of water” tropes, rather than maybe findinga more suitable pairing. Dynamite are obviously hoping that the friction caused by the unsuited pairings will add to the story.Unfortunately,with a number of licences in place, no one wants their character tobecome second fiddle. This means that editors have taken the stance that friction is kept at a minimum, leaving the main thrust of the story to the main book,which is all well and good, but what aboutfans who buy the tie-in? Are readers who want quality stories being disregarded? I hope notbut the recent tie-insmay have to contend with the fact that they are turning fans away from the main book. As it is, if I was afan of either character in this book, I would be seriously disappointed in how this issue has played out and would keep to their own series. Read Full Review

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