Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #2

The second issue of Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil features Red Sonja performing her duties as a protector of a caravan, including dealing with some unscrupulous (and rather dim-witted) thieves who thought it would be more worth their while to try and cash-in the bounty on Sonja's head rather than fulfill their contract. I'd say they learned their lesson, but since none of them survived I'm not sure that's the case.

Of more interest is the further flashbacks to even earlier days and the conflict between Sonja and her mentor over the loss of his other pupil, Shashana. The flashbacks not only give us a brief encounter between Raka and Red Sonja, but the cult leader's current grab for power seems to move the pair into an unavoidable reunion and confrontation. As to what happened to Shashana... we'll just have to wait and see what horrors may or may not be revealed in the coming issues. For fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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