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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #3 Sep 22, 2021
6.5

Weakest entry in the series so far.

Simone/Geovani - 5/10

Kelly/Lee - 7/10

Outsmane-Elhaou/Lau - 7.5/10

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #3

By: Gail Simone, Walter Geovani
Released: Sep 22, 2021

The greatest tales! The most amazing storytellers! Red Sonja, like you've NEVER seen before...all presented in beautiful black, white, and red!
Superstar GAIL SIMONE returns to The She-Devil With A Sword with artist WALTER GEOVANI, for a tale spanning Sonja's entire life...
DEARBHLA KELLY and SOO LEE spin a story of interlaced intrigue and ...

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #4 Sep 16, 2021
9.5

Great stuff once again. This is a key issue as it answers a ton of questions and skilfully brings us back to where we started at the beginning of #1. Beautiful art once more, with a trippy dream sequence and some blistering action, and the script is once again on point, although if anything, Sonja sounded a mite TOO archaic this issue. Moritat couples his usual statuesque and muscular Sonja with a more

The Invincible Red Sonja #4

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Sep 15, 2021

This issue is all out action as the Grim Reaper descends upon the kingdom of Erkhara in response to Red Sonja's actions, dangerously destabilizing the realm, and as for Sonja herself? Let's just say those glowing eyes of hers in issue #1 are a clue!

AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and MORITAT continue to reveal an epic which will stand the...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #1 Sep 3, 2021
9.0

Really strong start to the new series. Good art, good writing and dialogue, good plot. No glaring weaknesses at all IMO.

Red Sonja #1

By: Mirka Andolfo, Giuseppe Cafaro
Released: Sep 1, 2021

MOTHER, PART ONE. Industry icon MIRKA ANDOLFO presents an all-new vision for the She-Devil With A Sword, in a thrilling new ongoing series! Our story begins in a village on fire, set by members of the dreaded Three-Eyed Shezem. When Red Sonja arrives, the only survivor of the flame is a lively child with curious white tattoos. The child will become...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #2 Aug 11, 2021
8.0

A nice mix of stories and art styles here. It should be said that nobody here really capitalised on the black, white and red colour scheme the way Benjamin Dewey did in Busiek's tale last month.

Meyers - 10/10

Starting off on a high, this is a blinding Sonja short story with incredible visceral art and a writer who's taken time to really investigate the Red Sonja lore. This i more

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #2

By: Jonboy Meyers
Released: Aug 11, 2021

The greatest tales! The most amazing storytellers! Red Sonja, like you've NEVER seen before...all presented in beautiful black, white, and red!
JONBOY MEYERS (Teen Titans) presents an aging Queen Sonja, face-to-face with a long-forgotten foe who threatens to change the world for the worse...
JEFF PARKER (Aquaman) and NATALIE NOURIGAT (Disne...

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #3 Jul 15, 2021
9.5

Tremendous art, significant plot advancement and a script that’s witty but also really captures the language of Roy Thomas’ classic barbarian comics … this is the best issue of the series yet.

The Invincible Red Sonja #3

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Jul 14, 2021

JIMMY PALMIOTTI, AMANDA CONNER and MORITAT get their sadistic on as the huntress becomes the hunted! Sonja's on the trail of the Crown of Erkhara and the scoundrel who pilfered it, but her quest is complicated by a bounty on her head and a wave of assassins eager to collect!  Heavy is the head that wears the bounty, as the She-Devil with ...

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Nick reviewed Savage Hearts #1 Jul 15, 2021
7.5

Neat concept for a series - the art’s great and the dialogue is witty

Good start and hopefully Bronwyn becomes a cult favourite

Savage Hearts #1

By: Aubrey Sitterson, Jed Dougherty
Released: Jul 14, 2021

She's a brawny barbarian bruiser with a broken heart; he's a lonely beastman who talks to dinosaurs. What happens when they team up against an evil sorcerer? Action, comedy, and romance in this all-new jungle fantasy romcom from Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling) and Jed Dougherty (World's Finest...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #1 Jul 7, 2021
7.5

Russell/Bob Q - 8.5/10
Busiek/Dewey - 7.5/10
Deibert/Staggs - 6/10


Strong start to this new anthology series.

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #1

By: Kurt Busiek, Ben Dewey
Released: Jul 7, 2021

Dynamite proudly presents a prestige project by the world's greatest storytellers! Red Sonja, like you've NEVER seen before...all presented in beautiful black, white, and red!
KURT BUSIEK (Astro City, Marvels) and BENJAMIN DEWEY (King In Black: Namor) take you to The Mountains Of Night, a foreboding haunt where the She-Devil With A Sword seeks ...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #0 Jun 24, 2021
6.0

I think some critics were unduly harsh on this issue. The artwork is lush, even if overly cheesecakey but as soon as the following issue, Gomez was scaling back the T&A on Amy Chu's orders. The plot was fine as a setup, even if Amy hadn't quite captured Sonja's voice yet with her mumbling about 'beasties'. It's not as good as Mark Russell's first issue but it's a welcome return to form after two l more

Red Sonja #0

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Dec 14, 2016

25¢ INTRODUCTORY PRICED ISSUE! The barbarian She-Devil with a Sword faces a whole different world and challenges in this new adventure written by Amy Chu and drawn by Carlos Gomez. Somewhere deep underground, strange and powerful demons clad in metal armor attack and roust Red Sonja from a deep magical sleep. Confused and weaponless, she must find...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: 1982 #1 Jun 24, 2021
3.0

Not good at all. Eric Blake's art is nice but the colours looks amateurish and Amy Chu's worst habits come through in the writing ... a good concept, poorly executed and a story filled with coincidences and empty whimsy. It's a shame because the opening pages were really strong but the quality drops like a stone once Sonja appears in 1982 and it just becomes a fashion show and a whirlwind tour of more

Red Sonja: 1982 #1

By: Amy Chu, Eric Blake
Released: Jun 9, 2021

A mysterious killer android from the future hunts the legendary mercenary from the past. A.I. meets magic in a story that takes us -- where else? -- Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the City of Angels!  Amy Chu returns to pen this gnarly one and done action-filled issue that will totally take you back to the Summer of 1982...It's an epic str...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #28 Jun 24, 2021
6.0

A bit of a shambles. It has its moments but the whole thing seems really rushed; Vincenzo Federici covering art for the whole issue, rather than just the beginning and end, would've been a big improvement. It gets boring seeing Sonja slugging back wine over and over as well - Mark Russell's Sonja certainly wasn't a Red Simoneja-like alcoholic. Lieberman's whole arc comes across as Russell-lite wit more

Red Sonja #28

By: Luke Lieberman, Drew Moss
Released: Jun 23, 2021

Red Sonja and the Barren's journey comes to its conclusion. Sonja's reluctance to do battle has been stripped away. Woe be the dead men who step in her path. From LUKE LIEBERMAN (Red Sonja: Price Of Blood) and DREW MOSS (Vampirella/Red Sonja).

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Nick reviewed Sonjaversal #5 Jun 24, 2021
8.0

Really busy but satisfying end to the current arc. There were a couple of confusing panels for me but Hastings nailed the characterisation of each Sonja as usual. It's going to be interesting to see where they go from here.

Sonjaversal #5

By: Christopher Hastings, Pasquale Qualano
Released: Jun 16, 2021

THE THRILLING CONCLUSION! THE BATTLE OF ALL SONJA'S! Heaven, hell, and everywhere in between converge in this explosive finale from CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (Deadpool) and PASQUALE QUALANO (DIE!namite)!

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #2 Jun 3, 2021
8.5

The art this issue took a dip in quality overall, although there’s the odd tremendous exception. The humour and action were as good as last issue though and the plot advanced nicely.

The Invincible Red Sonja #2

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Jun 2, 2021

Our award-winning duo of AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI continue Red Sonja's mission to protect a young (and, shall we say, precocious?) princess as her wedding day arrives.  But as the preparations for the festivities continue, a coveted icon of the kingdom is stolen and its protector, the king's wizard, sets a bounty Red Sonja cannot...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #26 May 12, 2021
6.5

Still a long way off Russell's standard but this was a big improvement over the last issue at least.

Red Sonja #26

By: Luke Lieberman, Drew Moss
Released: Apr 21, 2021

Ten years have passed. Sonja is uninterested in battle...she'd rather eat meat and drink ale. But The Red's hand will be forced, and she will answer the call to battle.

By LUKE LIEBERMAN (Red Sonja: The Price Of Blood) and DREW MOSS (Vampirella/Red Sonja).

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #1 May 6, 2021
9.0

Strong start to the series. Conner and Palmiotti do a great job channelling the wild and crazy spirit of the old Thomas/Thorne issues and while Moritat's art seems to have divided critics, I think it's perfect for this book. He draws a muscular Sonja who looks like she can take anything on and the fight scenes are chaotic and gory. His facial expressions are brilliant and add a ton of humour to th more

The Invincible Red Sonja #1

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: May 5, 2021

Written by the award-winning fan favorites AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI, Red Sonja finds herself on a spectacular journey filled with pirates, mermaids, princesses, and political intrigue as the threat of two kingdoms hangs in the balance. All this, plus the spectacular art of MORITAT and a cover by AMANDA CONNER and PAUL MOUNTS makes THE INVI...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #25 Mar 24, 2021
5.0

Not good, unfortunately. Luke Lieberman has latched onto Mark Russell's run but totally ignores his characterisation and writes Sonja as a selfish and hedonistic slob. I get that she's meant to be different from the way Isolde presents her but this is too much of a stretch. Drew Moss' art worked in Vampirella/Red Sonja with all the dark colours and inks but it just looks rushed and bush-league her more

Red Sonja #25

By: Luke Lieberman, Drew Moss
Released: Mar 24, 2021

Special 25th Issue! New creative team!

It has been generations since the end of Sonja The Red's travails. A Barren, reflecting on her life, will undertake a quest that will force the past to become undead. By LUKE LIEBERMAN (Red Sonja: Birth Of The She-Devil) and DREW MOSS (Vampirella/Red Sonja).

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #24 Mar 4, 2021
10

A muted end to a tremendous saga with typically excellent dialogue and art. Not an action-fest but Russell did a nice job tying up almost all of the loose ends and giving Cyril the best possible resolution, also demonstrating how compassionate his Sonja is.

This is now the benchmark for Red Sonja runs.

Red Sonja #24

By: Mark Russell, Alessandro Miracolo
Released: Feb 24, 2021

Mark Russell's epic run on Red Sonja comes to a close. Sonja The Red's reign is tested as never before, and will set the stage for a new tale, in next month's Red Sonja #25...

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Nick reviewed Sonjaversal #2 Mar 4, 2021
8.0

This issue was a little uneven. Most of the attention is being paid to Red Sonja both in her own past and present, and the other Sonjas are little more than bit players right now, Saint Sonja aside. Hastings did a good job this issue with unravelling a little more of the big mystery and introducing a few more players but hopefully the pace with the other Sonjas will pick up next time. The art and more

Sonjaversal #2

By: Christopher Hastings, Pasquale Qualano
Released: Mar 3, 2021

THE MOST IMPORTANT SERIES OF 2021 EXPLODES FORTH!!!!!!!!!!!

The mystery of The Sonja Curse unfolds, as the RED Sonja must determine which Sonja is friend, which is foe, and which Sonja's want to eat her body and/or soul! By CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (Gwenpool) and PASQUALE QUALANO (DIE!NAMITE)!

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #23 Feb 20, 2021
10

Magnificent. One of the best Sonja comics ever. Great art by Alessandro Miracolo and a dramatic climax to a tale that’s spanned 30 issues across two series and two one-shot specials. Ignore the low review by the other reviewer, he clearly wasn’t the intended audience

Red Sonja #23

By: Mark Russell, Alessandro Miracolo
Released: Jan 27, 2021

The end nears. By MARK RUSSELL (Swamp Thing) and ALESSANDRO MIRACOLO (Zorro).

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C.V.R. The Bard reviewed Sonjaversal #1 Feb 6, 2021
8.0

Dynamite is on a roll in 2021 , and the trend has continued with this premiere issue of Sonjaversal. Eschewing the medieval lore, and instead opening with a futuristic alternate Sonja, I never knew Power Rangers-esque mech-fights could look so good. And then when the inevitable trip to medieval times did occur, I got a fun story where I learned that the origin of Sonja's powers comes from her chas more

Sonjaversal #1

By: Christopher Hastings, Pasquale Qualano
Released: Feb 3, 2021

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK TO EVER COME OUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. Starring: RED Sonja, BLUE Sonja, GREEN Sonja, ORANGE Sonja, SAINT Sonja, HELL Sonja, and MANY, MANY, MANY MORE!

An evil god punishes Sonja's across dimensions. What's the punishment? SONJA'S MUST KILL OTHER SONJA'S. The battle for SONJA SUPREMACY BEGINS IN ...

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Nick reviewed Sonjaversal #1 Feb 3, 2021
7.5

The first half is a bit of a headache but that’s to be expected - it’s a set up in the far-flung future with a load of new characters. The Hyborian Era segment is *excellent* - I only wish Qualano could have done all the art. As a while, this issue sets up the series to come really nicely. 6/10 fir the first half, 9/10 for the second

Sonjaversal #1

By: Christopher Hastings, Pasquale Qualano
Released: Feb 3, 2021

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMIC BOOK TO EVER COME OUT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. Starring: RED Sonja, BLUE Sonja, GREEN Sonja, ORANGE Sonja, SAINT Sonja, HELL Sonja, and MANY, MANY, MANY MORE!

An evil god punishes Sonja's across dimensions. What's the punishment? SONJA'S MUST KILL OTHER SONJA'S. The battle for SONJA SUPREMACY BEGINS IN ...

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9.0

Fantastic, action-packed series finale. No complaints here, everything's tied up nicely and the action is frenzied and brutal in the best sense of the word. Fans of Gail Simone's Red Sonja would be horrified by this ... and that's a good thing! This is comic book sword and sorcery as it SHOULD be.

Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #4

By: Luke Lieberman, Sergio Davila
Released: Sep 18, 2019

The fiery conclusion! Red Sonja has travelled long and hard to come to terms with her mentor - Ozzyus and save Shashana! Now, the trio hurtle towards the oblivion and despair of the villainous Raka, while working to restore the kingdom of the good king Andol!

Look for a trio of incredible covers: Master Painter Lucio Parillo, interior art...

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9.0

Another great entry in a more traditional Sonja series than is currently being offered elsewhere. Beautiful art, as visceral as Lieberman's other series, and with a really dark atmosphere. This should be the series to propel Sergio Davila into the comic art big leagues, just like the last 'Red Sonja' ongoing led Carlos Gomez to a job at Marvel.

Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #3

By: Luke Lieberman, Sergio Davila
Released: Aug 14, 2019

The previously untold story of the early years of Red Sonja continues in Birth of the She-Devil #2! Sonja confronts the wreckage of her past as she finally comes face-to-face with the addled Shashana - a victim of a deadly new drug that seeks to enslave all of Hyboria!

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Nick rated Red Sonja #7 Aug 21, 2019
9.5

Red Sonja #7

By: Mark Russell, Bob Q
Released: Aug 7, 2019

Acclaimed writer MARK RUSSELL (The Wonder Twins, Second Coming) welcomes stunning artist BOB Q (James Bond Origin, The Lone Ranger) for the incredible next chapter of the ongoing saga of Sonja The Red, Queen of Hyrkania. The invasion has taken its toll...hostage kings consider revolt...Sonja will venture into the woodlands, to seek help from a lead...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Lord of Fools #1 Aug 8, 2019
9.5

A real masterpiece by Mark Russell, shedding the spotlight on some of the supporting players in the main Red Sonja series. The leading lady doesn't show up much herself but there's some real imagination used in the artwork and the characterisation is fantastic. As Mark himself hoped, this works both as a standalone piece or to supplement the ongoing.

Red Sonja: Lord of Fools #1

By: Mark Russell, Bob Q
Released: Jul 31, 2019

THIRTY pages of story, tying directly into the aftermath of RED SONJA #6! As the battle wages in Hyrkania...CYRIL is the Crown Prince of the Zamoran Empire, and he is young but not stupid. The mysterious blind priest will unlock the secrets of The Lord Of Fools...Cyril will learn his fate, and what it will mean for the known world...

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8.5

Wonderful art and a very fun, old-school style Sonja issue that contrasts big time with the main title and the Riverdale crossover. Maybe not quite as strong as #1 and Lieberman shows signs of going back to the well twice sometimes but he's done a good job of simultaneously showing the events that led to Sonja's fury at Ozzyus in the past, the onslaught of Raka and his army of demonic slaves, and more

Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #2

By: Luke Lieberman, Sergio Davila
Released: Jul 10, 2019

The previously untold story of the early years of Red Sonja continues in Birth of the She-Devil #2! The stakes continue to grow as Sonja is thrust back into an uneasy alliance that combines elements of her past against deadly new Hyborian foe as a literal death cult seeks to enslave all those in their path!

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #6 Jul 5, 2019
9.5

Great end to a tremendous debut arc from Mark Russell ... ties up a few threads nicely and we finally see the last days of Domo but the war with Zamora is far from over.

Red Sonja #6

By: Mark Russell, Mirko Colak
Released: Jul 3, 2019

"TEMPLE OF GHOSTS": The first arc of the most exciting series debut of 2019 comes to a stunning conclusion. The dreaded Dragan makes Her Majesty an offer that would end an invasion but sacrifice everything. Sonja The Red must weigh the awful costs, before the decision is no longer hers to make. By MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and M...

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9.5

Fantastic start to the series. As great as Russell’s run on the main title is, this is more of a traditional Sonja tale with dark magic, high adventure and swashbuckling, and bar room brawls but it features a very young and rash She-Devil. This will please anyone for whom
russell’s take was too much of a departure from regular Sonja stories. Welcome back, Luke Lieberman

Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1

By: Luke Lieberman, Sergio Davila
Released: Jun 12, 2019

An early tale of the She-Devil! Explore the early years of the wild and untamed Sonja the Red, before she because the scourge of Hyboria - Red Sonja! Retaining her trademark armor and flame-filled hair - and temper, writer Luke Liberman (Red Sonja: Doom of the Gods) and artist Sergio Davila (Conan) deliver high adventure and horror as they introduc...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #4 May 2, 2019
9.5

Loved this issue ... the 'modern day' stuff was a great mixture of action and plot advancement, and the Khitai flashback was even better!

Red Sonja #4

By: Mark Russell, Mirko Colak
Released: May 1, 2019

"The Brothers Of Misfortune": The Zamoran Empire musters a fleet of war chariots to rush arms and provisions to the front line. Hyrkania would be lost, were they not led by Sonja The Red, who knows it is not enough to know one's own strength, but to understand the strengths, and weaknesses, of one's opponents. By award-winning writer MARK RUSSELL (...

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Nick rated Red Sonja #3 Apr 6, 2019
10

Red Sonja #3

By: Mark Russell, Mirko Colak
Released: Apr 3, 2019

TREMBLE BEFORE THE VICTORIOUS QUEEN SONJA OF HYRKANIA! ...for now. Yea, she outwitted Dragan The Magnificent, but it is a fleeting triumph. Spies and vipers surround, awaiting the perfect time to strike. A tale of tact, trust and trepidation, by MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones, The Wonder Twins) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan).

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #2 Mar 7, 2019
9.5

Another super-strong offering from the new creative team, who are writing a Red Sonja we've never seen before ... she's a mighty warrior, sure, but she's also incredibly cunning and is a master at capitalising on others underestimating her. Fantastic art and lettering, and Sonja's back in the scalemail bikini, which is bound to offend a lot of people.

Red Sonja #2

By: Mark Russell, Mirko Colak
Released: Mar 6, 2019

THE SHE-DEVIL WITH A SWORD IS QUEEN OF HYRKANIA! LONG MAY SHE REIGN!
Dragan The Magnificent marches his massive Zamoran army to do battle with Sonja's puny Hyrkanian forces. Any other monarch would retreat in cowardly fear. But Sonja will rely on the lessons she learned at THE COURT OF THE KHITAI, and empty her nephew Kryon's BROTHERS OF MISFOR...

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