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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #21 Sep 26, 2018
8.5

Really fun issue this month and a big improvement on last month. All the loose ends were tied up although given how much was going on in this arc, some of them were a little rushed for my liking. The fight between Sonja and a huge great white shark was brilliant, though, and Carlos Gomez' art was as good as it always is. A good finish to a very strong story overall, even if #20 killed the momentum more

Red Sonja #21

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Sep 26, 2018

It's the final battle against the forces of Sandak, the usurper of Skath's castle! Lera's secret is revealed to Sonja! Can the warrior Skath find redemption? Will the dark power of Kulan Gath's amulet influence our heroes? And how does Sonja best a SHARK? Find out in the last chapter of THE BLADE OF SKATH!

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #20 Aug 30, 2018
7.0

This issue was a bit of a disappointment. Technically, it was fine ... the art was good, there was plenty of action and the plot moved forward. However, the creative team teased us with some intriguing ideas in the last issue and these were suddenly yanked away this issue. I loved the idea of Sonja entertaining the festival guests with stories of her exploits and putting on an exhibition of her sk more

Red Sonja #20

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Aug 29, 2018

As the castle prepares for the Feast of the Deities, Sonja and her friends reluctantly take on the job of event security for the owner, the shifty Rusa Sandak, while Sonja attempts to solve the mystery of the missing Lord Skath... at the local tavern.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #19 Aug 2, 2018
8.5

For me, the art was slightly off this month but the story was great as Lera digs.a bigger hole for herself and Chu/Burnham’s Sonja continues to demonstrate that she’s the toughest woman in comics while also maintaining a strong code of ethics and not walking around in a perpetual rage, unlike Gail Simone’s version. This run has been so consistent and this has been the best story of the run s more

Red Sonja #19

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Aug 1, 2018

Still seeking Lord Skath, Sonja finally reaches his castle in the Cimmerian mountains -- and it's not what she expected! Castle Skath is now something of an attraction for wealthy visitors from across Hyborea; and its new owner, Rusa Sandak, has sinister plans to keep the gold flowing...
  

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Nick reviewed Avengers #30 Jul 26, 2018
8.0

Kind of a filler story but it had its moments, like the Avengers in a bar room brawl with barbarians and She-hulk dressed as Red Sonja for a couple of panels. Plus you can’t beat Shulkie punching an elephant. Gorgeous art by Perez.

Avengers #30

By: Kurt Busiek, Scott Hanna

While the Avengers deal with Gath's ceremony in which they are to be sacrificed to the Dark Gods, the mysterious figure who has been lurking in the shadows is finally revealed.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #18 Jul 11, 2018
9.5

There have been complaints that #20 didn’t feature enough Sonja or action; those complaints should be laid to rest with this issue.

Red Sonja #18

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jul 11, 2018

After discovering the provenance of her sword -- and the fact that the original owner has promised a large reward for its return -- Sonja travels to the realm of Lord Skath, only to discover a legendary warrior who can no longer live up to his reputation. (And because Sonja is who she is, she also discovers treachery and danger and a conflict she c...

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Nick - Jul 12, 2018

#17, I mean!

Nick reviewed Red Sonja #17 Jul 4, 2018
9.0

Strictly a set-up for a new Sonja arc and introducing Sonja to the previous owner of her sword ... this comic is therefore relatively short on the She-Devil herself and mainly focuses on the background of newcomer Lord Skath. His tale is beautifully told though, helped by excellent art from guest artist Daniel HDR, and the plentiful flashbacks to the previous stories make this an ideal place for n more

Red Sonja #17

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jun 27, 2018

Following the defeat of Kulan Gath, Sonja discovers her trusty sword has a secret history as the legendary Blade of Skath and faces a decision: does she keep her steel, or return it to its rightful Cimmerian owner?

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #16 Jun 6, 2018
8.5

Great wrap up to Amy Chu’s three stories. Carlos Gomez and Mohan’s art is superb, perfect for this character and setting. The final battle is a slight letdown IMO but Amy and Erik Burnham don’t skimp on tying up loose ends and that really redeems this issue.

Red Sonja #16

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jun 6, 2018

Here it is, at last, the battle that's been brewing back and forth across the centuries: Red Sonja vs. Kulan Gath for the fate of Meru! The wizard is more powerful than he's ever been, but Sonja is joined by some unexpected allies... the city of Shamballah will shake in this fight to the finish -- Hell or Hyrkania ends here!

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 May 11, 2018
6.5

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 min more

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

By: Gail Simone, Walter Geovani
Released: May 2, 2018

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 Geova...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #15 May 2, 2018
8.5

Really cool ish ... tons of ground covered and some fantastic action ... all this plus a little nod to Star Wars! I docked some marks because Carlos Gomez’ art wasn’t up its usual levels on a couple of pages but overall this was one of the stronger issues in the series so far with a great fight scene in the second half.

Red Sonja #15

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: May 2, 2018

In the penultimate chapter of "Hell or Hyrkania", Sonja  returns to where her adventure started, the nation of Meru, to find it completely under the iron rule of Kulan Gath - who is using the native magic to grow more powerful than ever. The wizard needs to be stopped once and for all, before he finally gains the omnipotence he craves... ...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #14 Apr 23, 2018
8.5

Pretty fun issue ... after a lift from a snarky Charon, Sonja gers back to her own world but there are strong hints that it’s not necessarily her own time. The funny partnership with Wallace continues, funnier than the double act Sonja had with Max in the first storyline because Sonja is less tolerant of Wallace. Carlos Gomez and Mohan’s art is up to its usual high standard and there’s some more

Red Sonja #14

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Apr 4, 2018

Red Sonja and Wallace have faced the darkness and made their way out from Hell - or have they? They've crossed the River Styx, but the land of the living looks just as desolate as the land of the Dead - and it soon becomes all too clear that this is the handiwork of Kulan Gath, enraging Sonja. She didn't travel back and forth through time and escap...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #12 Jan 18, 2018
10

Absolutely no quibbles with this issue. Sonja is in a more familiar setting and back in the driving seat, following a long stint often following others' lead while stranded in 21st century America. She's taken Professor Wallace with her and has little time for his incompetence or reluctance to take part in adventure. Unlike so many previous Amy Chu issues, there's very little diversion from the ma more

Red Sonja #12

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jan 17, 2018

Leaving a world of fast motorcycles and cold beer, Sonja returns to a more familiar setting of swords and magic and mead. At a nearby tavern she learns strange magic is afoot in this land, and a desperate priest is offering mercenaries some serious gold for a dangerous job. But something doesn't seem right...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #11 Dec 21, 2017
8.0

Pretty good issue ... covered a LOT of ground but all the various plotlines got enough attention. This was the first issue where I noticed Carlos Gomez and Amy Chu used splash pages to best effect, highlighting the most important panels to the plot rather than just cheesecake panels of Sonja leaping into action.

Red Sonja #11

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Dec 6, 2017

Their search comes to an end as Sonja, Holly and Spike discover the mysterious Hyborian expert Professor Wallace in the most unexpected of all places. The professor agrees to help rescue Max, but little does everyone know, the old man has a BIG secret. Could it be the end of the road for the She-Devil and her friends?

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #10 Nov 1, 2017
9.5

Really strong issue. A few minor quibbles, like the Aranhas' leader's unexplained name change and how Sonja tracked the gang to Vegas and then managed to pinpoint their casino immediately.

Excellent action though, displaying Sonja's rapid learning, her inhuman strength and her fighting skill. What much of the run has lacked in action compared with many Sonja rungs is more than made up h more

Red Sonja #10

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Nov 1, 2017

What happens in Vegas definitely doesn't stay there when the She-Devil and her friends roll into town for a showdown with the Las Aranhas gang.  Sin City is no match for Sonja's blade and her wrath. We're definitely not in Hyrkania, anymore. Or are we...?

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #9 Sep 28, 2017
10

SPOILERS

Hats off to Amy Chu, Carlos Gomez and co here … this is a high water mark of the ‘Red Sonja’ series so far. It fires on all cylinders … as usual, Carlos’ art is exquisite (although he outdoes himself in one panel in particular) and as usual, Amy writes witty dialogue, effortlessly giving different voices to all the characters. So far, so ‘Red Sonja’.

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Red Sonja #9

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Sep 27, 2017

The cross-country adventure continues as the She-Devil makes her way across the wild, wild West. Sonja discovers just how big America really is as she tries to stay one step ahead of the law, with a little help from her friends Spike and Holly.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #8 Aug 23, 2017
6.5

Mediocre issue. It's good that a single artist handled pencils and inks for this one and Dynamite deserve a ton of credit for cutting down the delay to the release date after the problems last month. This issue was really a lot of stalling for time though ... a lot happened but nothing particularly significant. We saw more of what Max was up to in Hyrkania, although Amy Chu seems to be under the i more

Red Sonja #8

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Aug 23, 2017

Buckle up for a wild journey as Sonja treks across America looking for a way back to Hyrkania. But as she heads further West, all she seems to find is trouble...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #7 Aug 9, 2017
8.0

This issue has been dogged with art problems and was thus released nearly a month late. Carlos Gomez has received help from Marcio Fiorito, who previously helped with #5 and another unknown artist; neither of these two are credited at the front, which is a shame. The mystery artist is pretty good.

Good story overall ... we get a nice, brief look at what Max is doing back in Hyrkania and more

Red Sonja #7

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Aug 9, 2017

The She-Devil embarks on a whole new adventure... across America! Sonja takes a ride with Max in search of a way back home, and discovers maybe our worlds aren't that different after all...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #6 Jun 21, 2017
9.5

Great issue, as full of action as the previous issue was lacked it. We're back to one penciller/inker for the whole issue, which is great news, and back to Sonja being front and centre in her own back, insteread of being part of a crowd, getting to strut her stuff in battle with the Demon Beast of Khauron.

The mildly annoying Holly thankfully took a step back here, and the old farts an more

Red Sonja #6

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jun 21, 2017

First New York, next the world. Only Red Sonja and her friends can stop Kulan Gath's megalomaniac quest for a new world order, but first they need to lure the evil sorcerer to Coney Island for a final magic showdown. Can Max pull off the greatest trick of his life, or will this be their last ride?

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #5 May 17, 2017
2.0

MASSIVE drop in quality from the rest of the series. The 2 is all for Gomez' art in the second hafl of the comic. There is no action in this story, none of the characters come across as likeable, particularly the two new old folks and their mutt, Sonja herself is barely in the story and when she is, she's reacting to other characters, instead of driving the show. Let's hope next issue will be a ma more

Red Sonja #5

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: May 17, 2017

The Beast is loose! Kulan Gath is hellbent on destroying New York City. Is this the beginning of the end of the world as we know it? Or can the She-Devil and her friends come up with a plan to stop him?

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9.5

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 more

Red Sonja: The Long Walk To Oblivion #1

By: Erik Burnham, Tom Mandrake
Released: May 10, 2017

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 ...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #4 Apr 19, 2017
9.0

One of the biggest criticisms about this series so far is that the big bad, Kulan Gath AKA Hank Gault, has been kept in the shadows too much and we haven’t been given any motivation to boo him.

This issue, or at least the first half of it, remedies that and focuses on Gath, as well as Red Sonja’s cop sidekick Max Mendoza, confirming his origin. The She-Devil herself is pretty much more

Red Sonja #4

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Apr 19, 2017

Deep in the heart of New York City, it's a showdown between Sonja and the megalomaniac Kulan Gath and his rabid followers. When Max's secret past is revealed, Sonja must decide between pursuing her revenge and the fate of her new friend.

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Nick rated Red Sonja #3 Mar 14, 2017
9.0

Red Sonja #3

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Mar 15, 2017

Sonja reunites with her trusty sword with the help of her new friend NYPD cop Sir Max of Bushwick. Plus, the She-Devil finally comes face to face with her old foe, the evil sorcerer Kulan Gath, and gets some of her questions about this strange new world answered.

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Nick - Mar 14, 2017

I'm docking this one a point from #2 because there were two missed opportunities for amazing fight scenes. Dialogue is fun once again, there are surprisingly poignant moments and more signs of Sheffield Devil swagger than in #2, ×what with Sonja learning English. The art's still fantastic and Sonja on a bike is cool but this ish could've had a bit more action

Nick reviewed Red Sonja #2 Mar 3, 2017
10

Let’s cut to the chase … as far as I’m concerned, this is the best Red Sonja comic since the ‘Blue’ one-shot several years ago.
With #2, the creative team has really found its feet. The art remains blinding –Gomez doesn’t take a single panel off and only skips backgrounds when it’s absolutely necessary. He still draws a tremendously athletic and beautiful Sonja but has toned d more

Red Sonja #2

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Feb 8, 2017

Red Sonja is on the loose in the Big Apple-and the followers of Kulan Gath are determined to track her down. But they underestimate the She-Devil; she's adapting quickly to her new surroundings with the help of some new allies that include Max, a New York City cop with a secret past...

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