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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!

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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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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #1 Feb 11, 2019
9.0

REALLY strong first issue, it did everything a setup issue should. Fantastic art that's less cartoonish than we've seen in the main 'Red Sonja' title for years, and a gloomy story infused with moments of humour; without those, the comic would have a really dark and relentless atmosphere. There are strong historical influences ... the Turkish Empire's abduction of Vlad Tepes' as a child and raising more

Red Sonja #1

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

No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophec...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #25 Jan 10, 2019
8.5

Fun enough issue with a welcome return from Carlos Gomez on art just in time for the series to end. A fitting finish for an overall excellent run

Red Sonja #25

By: Amy Chu, Andrea Mutti
Released: Jan 9, 2019

The Sounds of Music! When the She-Devil saves a musician from a gang of thieves, she learns that some things are mightier than the sword and finds they have more in common than meets the eye.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #24 Dec 20, 2018
7.5

Not the typical Red Sonja issue, this features Sonja on the defensive and engaged in some navel gazing in a bid to teach her some manners! If you read the comic, that last sentence will make sense. Little sword-slinging and combat here but we finally get a glimpse at Sonja's past under the creative team of Chu and Burnham. Artist Pasquale Qualano does an excellent job.

Red Sonja #24

By: Amy Chu, Andrea Mutti
Released: Dec 19, 2018

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja's travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Holiday Special #1 Dec 12, 2018
7.0

The main story is kinda meh. It's got some really funny bits and a nice intro and outro with Sonja in her own world, and Ricardo Jaime's art is fantastic in places, particularly the New York scenery. The vibe of the story though is consistent with Amy's whole New York run in that it's all about the contrast between Sonja and modern folks and less about the action ... there are two panels of combat more

Red Sonja: Holiday Special #1

By: Amy Chu, Ricardo Jaime
Released: Dec 12, 2018

An all-new 20 page Hyrkanian Holiday story where Sonja reminisces about the time she and Sir Max rescued a drunk Santa from the Grinch (Kulan Gath of course!) and learns the true meaning of Christmas. This also features the cutting edge classic She Devil reprint story "Wizards of the Black Sun"!

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #23 Nov 28, 2018
9.0

Really fun story just let down slightly by some inconsistent art. Great little romp though and pretty much self-contained ... you won’t need to be a regular reader to enjoy it

Red Sonja #23

By: Amy Chu, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Nov 28, 2018

Many people have met their end while facing the She-Devil and her sword... and usually, that's the end of it. But now, Sonja is compelled by a minor god to compensate a man for the death of his eldest son. To settle the score, she'll have to retrieve a family heirloom from a vicious beast... but it could be worse. (After all, some heroes are forced...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja: Halloween Special #1 Oct 26, 2018
8.0

This issue was a game of two halves

The first story, featuring Sonja hunting a werewolf, is a great little sword and sorcery/horror tale with really nice art and a fantastically well-written She-Devil from Erik Burnham ... far from the caricature some other writers have produced, she's really well-rounded, a true hero but with her fair share of shortcomings. Burnham hits the balance pe more

Red Sonja: Halloween Special #1

By: Erik Burnham, Anthony Marques
Released: Oct 24, 2018

During the Festival of the Dead, an old woman hires Sonja to find and save her son from a terrible evil. What Sonja is not told is that this terrible evil is the curse of lycanthropy... can Sonja defeat a werewolf during one of the longest and most magic-filled nights of the year, or will skill and luck finally fail her? Find out in RED SONJA: CURS...

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Nick reviewed Red Sonja #22 Oct 23, 2018
8.0

Pretty good, self-contained tale with some interesting ideas. Most of the art is excellent but Jonathan Lau's use of his own design for Sonja and her sword wasn't a great decision IMO

Red Sonja #22

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

The Witching Hour. In the latest chapter of Red Sonja's travels, the She-Devil almost tramples over an old witch on her way back to Hyrkania, sparking a nightmarish combination of road rage and swords and sorcery.

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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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