Thursday, June 30, 2022

Samurai Sonja #1

Set during the tumultuous Sengoku period, writer Jordan Clark and and artist Pasquale Qualano reimagine Red Sonja as the daughter of a slain samurai. Near death, Sonja will make a deal with the sea goddess which will allow her to continue her fight and her family's name. However, should she fall, her bloodline will be erased from history.

Bending Sonja's story to a new time and locale, without her trademark red locks, offers an interesting introduction to a new version of our heroine. There's likely going to be plenty of feudal Japan battles, but the comic also teases more mythical threats as well. While I'm not totally on-board after a single issue, there's enough her to make me curious about what kinds of trouble a Samurai Sonja might get herself into over the next few issues.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

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