Friday, May 4, 2018

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

Despite some similarities, Red Sonja and Tarzan aren't characters that naturally fit together, knowing this writer Gail Simon sidesteps the rather important question of just how these two characters are brought together and instead focuses on the why and the reason for their team-up. The first issue of Red Sonja/Tarzan introduces both characters to a common enemy in the hunter Eson Duul.

We are shown separate sequences of Duul and his men beating a drunken Sonja in the streets and years (and dimensions) away Duul harming the African animals and locals of the area who Tarzan considers family. While Tarzan gets a small victory over the man, it leads to only further trouble with the hunter who pushes back hard against the Lord of the Jungle. It does seem our two protagonists have a common foe.

Although mostly set-up for the conflict to come, and not quite enough build-up to make me believe Duul can stand-up to both heroes, there is enough here for fans of both characters to enjoy. For fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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