Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1

Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1

Event\Storyline: Swords of Sorrow Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Mirka Andolfo Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
6.8Critic Rating
10User Rating

Red Sonja is plunged through the Rift to Jana the Jungle Girl's tropical island, just as paradise is besieged by a terrifying monster that rains down ice and snow with killing cold. Jana, terrified for her homeland, is determined to destroy the source of the magic and return balance to her world - even if that means combating the She-Devil herself! An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by celebrated writer Marguerite Bennett (Batgirl, Earth 2).

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 22, 2015

    Miraculously – for a tie-in book – no previous experience with Swords of Sorrow, Red Sonja or Jungle Girl is needed to understand or enjoy this issue. New readers can easily dig into this book without worrying of the backstory involved. And those who are already fortunate enough to be enjoying Swords of Sorrowshall enjoy this mini-series as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 22, 2015

    Having liked what I read of both characters before and largely enjoying just about all of the supporting miniseries for what they're doing, it's little surprise that I enjoyed this book. What made me like it more though was that Bennett really does a good job of giving Sonja some great personality while Andolfo brings the words to life beautifully with the facial expressions she gives her. The world of Jana hits all the right notes in it's design and how it's presented, especially with the color design that Andolfo does for it where there's a lot of great pop. It's definitely a fun book overall for what it's trying to do and it has two issues to go really big and fun with it ahead, which I suspect it will do. It's straightforward first act material here overall though, but the narration and dialogue nudges it up to being worth it if you're fans of the characters and the event itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 21, 2015

    I’ve never been a big fan of any Red Sonja books, but that’s because I never took the time to read any one through in its entirety. Now that I have, I’m hooked. If you like a good adventure and fantastical worlds, this book is definitely for you. Enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Jul 15, 2015

    Another adventure into the world of Sword of Sorrows. This is one is a lot more light hearted than the others and is a nice little break. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Jul 27, 2015

    "Swords of Sorrow: Jungle Girl / Red Sonja" doesn't make any missteps, but it doesn't do enough to hook the reader, either. Luckily, it's laid enough groundwork for the next two issues to build in more inventive ways. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jul 22, 2015

    Finally, as with all the major crossovers this summer, there is a series of repetition. As a fan, I feel am being sold a $3 dollar bill. Enough with the repeats, give us something new in our tie-in books! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Jul 21, 2015

    Notwithstanding the above, I believe theres potential here for these two characters to play very well together. On the basis of this first issue, however, it remains to be seen whether Marguerite Bennett will achieve it and whether the result will appeal to both genders. Read Full Review

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