Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Invincible Red Sonja #1

A new adventure begins for Red Sonja starting aboard a plundering pirate ship whose victims include a princess on her way to a royal wedding. Although Sonja saves the princess from the pirates, the young woman escapes into the sea which turns out to be a better fate than the pirates who run into sirens and all die a horrible death. Still, it offers more enemies for Sonja to slay.

Fate brings the half-drowned Sonja and Princess Zaria together again, this time with the princess offering Sonja a job to protect her until the culmination of her wedding to unite two kingdoms. Sonja accepts, but from the prelude tease that opens the issue it sounds like this job may be far more difficult than she believes.

There's plenty of action here for Sonja to sink her sword into while setting up the larger story of Sonja protecting Zaria. The art by Moritat is a bit more cheesecake than I'd prefer, but it certainly fits within the theme of the character.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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