Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Legends of Red Sonja #5

The five-issue mini-series featuring a number of artists and writers offering various takes on the She-Devil with a Sword comes to a close as Red Sonja picks off another member of the Grey Riders in a tale by writer Blair Butler and former Secret Six artist Jim Calafiore and one more member of the band will fall to the tricks of a band of actors and thieves in a story by Kelly Sue DeConnick and artist Valentine De Landro.

From there Gail Simon and artist Jack Jadson bring the series to a close as Red Sonja, tired of playing games with the group out for her head, springs one final trap and teaches the remaining soldiers and mercenaries a deadly lesson about being careful about what they wish for.

Legends of Red Sonja #5 ends the mini-series a strong note (and unfortunate use of hero's chain-mail bikini by one of the acting troupe). Those who have stayed with the series are rewarded, and for those who haven't I would recommend looking out for the likelihood of a trade paperback collection in the near future. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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