Saturday, December 14, 2013

Legends of Red Sonja #2

The second issue of the latest Red Sonja mini-series isn't as strong as the first, offering only two tales of Red Sonja's exploits for the Grey Riders with not much in the way of pushing their hunt for Sonja forward in he segments in-between by Gail Simone and artist Jack Jadson.

Although it ends with a nice twist, the tale of Red Sonja's cowardice and ineptitude from a fellow adventurer didn't do much for me. The second tale of Sonja taking on the protection of a young girl and her mother is a bit hit-and-miss as well, although once again the tale does find a way to offer a nice wink to the reader at the expense of the villains. I also didn't think the various styles of the three artist meshed as well this time around.

Undeterred from the tales of the She-Devil with a Sword's heroics in the first issue, which weren't having the desired effect, Sonja sets out to pull back on the legend a bit in hopes that the group may overconfidence when their paths finally do meet on the battlefield. For fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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