Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1

Some characters are hit-and-miss. Red Sonja is one of the characters who has more than her fair share of misses, but every once and awhile will surprise you with a strong story. I'm not sure that this is that story, but it better than some comics featuring the fantasy heroine that I've read.

Revenge of the Gods picks up where Red Sonja's last mini-series Wrath of the Gods ended. Loki has been defeated by the She-Devil with a Sword and is now banished to the harsh reality of Earth, but that doesn't mean the god is going to take his fate lying down. With the help of a band of marauders and cut-throats he begins to plan his revenge and return to power by setting his sights on the kingdom of Vannaheim not realizing the city holds a dark secret that if unleashed could destroy everyone in the land.

It's not a great read, and I'm not thrilled with the art of Daniel Sampere, but fans of the character should enjoy themselves. And, despite being tied to an earlier adventure, there's little here a casual reader should need to follow the tale. Hit-and-Miss.

[Dynamite, $3.99]

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