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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #10 Sep 8, 2022
8.5

The end of a saga which critics haven't been raving about but which actual Red Sonja fans have absolutely loved. This isn't the best issue mainly because Moritat's art is massively inconsistent - there are some fantastic panels, such as the full-page splash showing the fate of Zaria's father, but the faces in some panels look really rushed. I know artists hate that word but in this case, it felt l more

The Invincible Red Sonja #10

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Sep 7, 2022

The final chapter of this epic first saga! The heroes return after their long journey at sea, but all is not well as Sonja has a new enemy to defeat in ultimate battle for the fate of Princess Zaria's kingdom.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Fairy Tales #1 Aug 11, 2022
9.0

Neat concept, well-written and nice, expressive art. Good job all round. Hope to see more Sonja from both Jordan Clark and Andres Labrada

Red Sonja: Fairy Tales #1

By: Jordan Clark, Andres Labrada
Released: Aug 10, 2022

Sonja as you've never seen her...in a fairy tale!
Once Upon A Time, a handful of magical beans fell to the ground, and up grew a towering beanstalk that reached above the clouds! Those brave enough to scale the beanstalk would find at its top a hungry giant, with a taste for human bones. But his hunger will not be sated when he is visited by a ...

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #9 Jun 9, 2022
9.5

Really fun entry in this series. Once again, the tight panels mean plenty of ground is covered in terms of plot advancement, and there's an excellent balance of action and chat/relaxation. Amanda Conner is clearly having a ball with the dialogue, throwing together as many outrageous OTT insults as she can and staying true to Sonja's roots without injecting a load of 21st century slang a la Gail Si more

The Invincible Red Sonja #9

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Jun 8, 2022

Sonja, Zaria, and Edward make the final run for the coast to return the Princess back to her homeland, but can they escape an army of killers, a stampede of monsters, and a bounty hunter bent on delivering Sonja's head for a promise of wealth?

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #8 Mar 20, 2022
9.5

Ignore the low scores from the professional reviewers, this series is a blast and this issue is no exception. The sales don’t lie in this case. Plenty of action and typical overblown HyboriN language plus some clever meta- commentary on Sonja’s choice of armour. Moritat’s art is really strong this month

The Invincible Red Sonja #8

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Mar 16, 2022

Sonja finds herself in the middle of a vast desert on the run with Princess Zaria and Prince Edward from an unstoppable enemy bent on destroying everything in its path.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #8 Mar 14, 2022
7.5

Not a bad ending to the series but nowhere as good as the preceding two issues overall and there was nothing outstanding here. The final story had a surprisingly downbeat ending as well - I wish they'd ended this series on a higher note.

Abnett/Kambadais - 8/10
Federici - 7.5/10
Marques/Kubert - 7.5/10

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #8

By: Dan Abnett, Alessandro Miracolo
Released: Mar 9, 2022

"The greatest tales, the best creators, brought to you in beautiful black, white and red!

DAN ABNETT returns to the She-Devil for a savage story of conquest and revenge...

And ANTHONY MARQUES and VINCENZO FEDERICI present bounding adventures of visual daring and delight..."

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #7 Feb 17, 2022
8.0

Another pretty damn good issue of this series, even if it wasn't quite up to the standards of #6 overall. Three great artists this time with very different styles and some original ideas for the stories. The best overall IMO was 'Unbowed', a brilliant display of Sonja's physical endurance and loyalty to those who made her into the woman that she is. It showed scenes from Sonja's childhood, which i more

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #7

By: Phil Hester, Heidi Blair
Released: Feb 16, 2022

The greatest tales, the best creators, brought to you in beautiful black, white and red! PHIL HESTER & HEIDI BLAIR introduce an ancient religion whose followers will protect their face no matter the deadly cost...AMY CHU & ANDRES LABRADA present a game of chance, of skill, of murder...RON MARZ & MIRKO COLAK take you to a frozen tundra far from Sonj...

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #7 Jan 27, 2022
8.0

Start of a new arc - more questions than answers but an interesting encounter at the beginning and sone typically beautiful art from Moritat

The Invincible Red Sonja #7

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Jan 26, 2022

Sonja looks like she will need all the help she can get as she tests her skills of survival in a Godless place where only the strongest survive.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #6 Jan 19, 2022
9.0

This was by far the best all-round issue in the series so far. Three very different tales that worked equally well and each with stunning art that suited the story. David Avallone's story was a rescue mission with a twist at the end that didn't disappoint. Shannon Watters wrote a funny story about an imposter taking credit for Sonja's work and driving the She-Devil into a rage as a result. Bob Q g more

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #6

By: Phil Hester, Anthony Marques
Released: Jan 19, 2022

The greatest tales, the best creators, brought to you in beautiful black, white and red!
PHIL HESTER throws Sonja into the dangerous den of a deadly religion...
AMY CHU and ANTHONY MARQUES return to Red with a thrilling adventure...
JACOB EDGAR and GIORGIO SPALLETTA spin a tale of talents, as various killers of different disciplines cha...

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Nick reviewed Hell Sonja #1 Jan 14, 2022
8.5

Nice, strong start to the series, which should hopefully improve upon 'Sonjaversal'

Hell Sonja #1

By: Christopher Hastings, Pasquale Qualano
Released: Jan 12, 2022

Welcome to HELL...SONJA. She's the Queen of Damnation. She lords over the fiery pit of eternal hunger and suffering. But now, she's had enough of this evil s**t. She will bind together lost souls, and rove the multiverse to fill Hell's belly with only the most deserving of its punishment. If someone so wicked is beset upon you, if you're desperate ...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #5 Jan 4, 2022
7.0

A bit of an odd duck this month because while there's nothing here that touches the best efforts of the past months, there's nothing bad either and this has one of the highest batting averages in the series so far. All three stories are very readable but the art varies massively in quality - the Alex Moore art is crystal-clear and leaves no ambiguity but is probably the most simplistic work in the more

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #5

By: Oliver Gerlach, Lee Ferguson
Released: Dec 15, 2021

The greatest tales, the best creators, brought to you in beautiful black, white and red! RON MARZ and EMILIANA PINNA push Sonja to her limits! ALEX MOORE presents a cascading adventure of the seas most high! And FRANK TIERI and LEE FERGUSON will take you on a journey into darkness seen by none who’ve lived to tell the tale…

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #6 Nov 25, 2021
9.0

Strong end to a really strong story, which perfectly captures the spirit of the classic Marvel tales with extra sex and violence. There's an incredible amount going on here with a nice long fight scene and a couple of surprises; the writers skilfully tie off most of the loose ends but leave it on a cliffhanger. Great OTT period exclamations, beautiful art, loads of action ... can't wait for the ne more

The Invincible Red Sonja #6

By: Amanda Conner, Moritat
Released: Nov 3, 2021

Red Sonja is a woman possessed, and we DO mean possessed! Lucky for her, she’s also a one-woman army, which is good, as she’s about to face off against an army! The price on her head, the missing crown, the rage of a certain wizard—it all comes home to roost this issue! AMANDA CONNER, JIMMY PALMIOTTI and MORITAT dish out the ultimate punis...

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Nick reviewed The Invincible Red Sonja #5 Nov 2, 2021
9.0

Another great issue, the last few issues of this title have been consistently excellent. This is a really important chapter in the tale as we find out more about the prince of thieves Bahira and his past with Sonja and Erkhara, as well as the rest of the plot surging forward effectively. I've docked half a point because the art's a little inconsistent and some pages look more rushed than others bu more

The Invincible Red Sonja #5

By: Jimmy Palmiotti, Moritat
Released: Oct 20, 2021

It's the penultimate installment to this first adventure!  Sonja is on a blood-soaked adventure under the Invincible spell making her the wizard's pawn to use how he wants as the city mourns the murder of their King and two armies get ready to even the score.   Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat continue their epic tale ...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #4 Oct 28, 2021
6.0

A real mix of quality this month - two of the stories are substandard but 'The Iron Queen' might be the strongest contender in the series so far, with jawdropping art and a rousing narrative. Sanya Anwar's tale presents Sonja as an angry simpleton and gives us a boring story about how all men are evil, women are under the cosh etc. etc. Chuck Brown's story is just confusing and isn't helped by Dre more

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #4

By: Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Sanya Anwar
Released: Oct 20, 2021

The greatest tales! The most amazing storytellers! Red Sonja, like you've NEVER seen before...all presented in beautiful black, white, and red! In this issue...
-PHILLIP KENNEDY JOHNSON (Action Comics) and STEVE BEACH (The Last God) show a bloody life in full. A white-haired Queen Sonja prepares to lead her armies into what could be her final b...

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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
8.0

Russell/Bob Q - 9/10
Busiek/Dewey - 9/10
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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