Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #1

Red Sonja steals a page from Batman with a series of short tales in black and white (with a splash of red thrown in) from different writers and artists. Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #1 offers three tales featuring the She-Devil with a Sword.

"The Sorcerer of Shangara!" opens with Red Sonja in a dungeon full of bewitched prisoners all too happy to remain and confused by Sonja's attempts to escape. In "The Hunted" Sonja comes across an amorous couple in the woods which she befriends and/or uses as bait (depending on your point of view) while taking out a group of warriors on her tail. And in "Seeing Red" Sonja takes a job to retrieve a ruby from tomb not realizing it is protected by an invisible beast who she needs to make bleed to get a good look at.

All three stories work well with the first being the most humorous, the last the most bloody (literally), and the middle a nice mix of the two. Fans of Red Sonja should enjoy themselves.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $4.99]

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