Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The Invincible Red Sonja #2

Red Sonja's return to Erkhara as the protector of Princess Zaria doesn't begin easily. Not only does she have to protect the princess against attack, but Sonja's return hasn't gone unnoticed by the kingdom's wizard who has put a bounty on Sonja's head as well. On the eve of the wedding, we also get an attack on Zaria's life and the theft of the crown jewels of the city. It doesn't appear things will get any easier for Sonja in the days to come.

Most of the action from this second issue comes from Sonja running down an assassin across the city. We also get a battle with an unknown creature in a dark pit, which is cleverly hidden from the viewer as the creature from the shadows finishes off the would-be assassin.

It's not all work for the She-Devil with a Sword as she does have enough time to teach the princess the joys of wine (and the troubles of a hangover). A notable thief, Sonja's prescience at the site of the theft of the jewels isn't likely to go unnoticed. Has she been framed? Or is this just another obstacle to overcome to fulfill her duty?

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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