Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Red Sonja #1

Believing the prophecy that the day when his empire stops expanding he will die, Dragan the Magnificent has set his eyes on Hyrkania where a weary traveller known as Red Sonja has just returned home to an unexpected welcome. Dynamite Entertainment relaunches the title bringing the She-Devil with a Sword home from her travels and battles to face a new foe who offers either death or slavery under his rule.

There's not much action in Red Sonja #1, other than our heroine rather brutally dealing with some trouble on the road. Instead, much of the issue is spent setting up the current situation in the region, Dragan as an illogical but bloodthirsty enemy, and offering a chance for Sonja to defend a home she really has little reason to fight for (until of course they make her a queen and Dragan's insulting demand of surrender forces an equally strong response).

I'm not sure how long I'll stay with this new volume, but Red Sonja #1 offers a solid opening for fans. Worth a look.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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