Thursday, August 19, 2021

Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #2

The black, white, and red anthology series continues with three more tales of Red Sonja from different writers and artists. "Proelium Finalis" features Queen Sonja defending her kingdom against a legion of Lemurians led by Al-Ammon while suggesting the possibility that it might be the warrior's last battle.

The most comical (and by far the least bloody) of the three tales, "Edible" leads Sonja in search of a missing young girl inside a mysterious bog that wants to devour them both. It's by her wits, rather than her sword arm, that Red Sonja survives.

The final tale, "Listen Close," is memorable for its late twist when the She-Devil with a Sword is hired by King Assuman to find his bride along with other daughters and wives of the kingdom kidnapped by a Gorgon, only to discover the Gorgon offers a far better fate for the women than the chauvinistic king would ever grant them. While not as strong as issue #1, Red Sonja: Black, White, Red #2 should still please fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $4.99]

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