Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Red Sonja #14

Red Sonja's victory over the conqueror Dragan The Magnificent didn't come without a cost. Hyrkania is in ruins, it's people starving, and Sonja is forced to look to an old enemy for help. Leaving the remains of her kingdom in the hands of her trusted adviser, Sonja travels to Khitai to bargain with King Jo'Khan who killed her mentor on his rise to power.

While much of the current volume has focused on Red Sonja in struggle, Red Sonja #14 features the heroine at the mercy of an enemy (in his ornate, and functional, throne room designed to keep enemies at a distance) who agrees to help feed Sonja's people in exchange for the She Devil with a Sword training and leading his armies against all who might oppose him.

While Sonja contemplates such a bargain with one so loathsome, much of the comic's dark humor takes place back in Hyrkania where attempts to ration remaining supplies have led to a comedy of errors. By any measure, these are dark days for Red Sonja and the people of Hyrkania. For fans

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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