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THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! This thrilling new series feature THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! This thrilling new series features covers by the top female artists in the industry, including Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner and more. You do NOT want to miss this re-introduction the She-devil with a Sword!


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THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! This thrilling new series feature THIS IS IT. Red Sonja gets a fresh new attitude by the dream team of writer GAIL SIMONE (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and artist WALTER GEOVANI (Prophecy, Witchblade), on the book they were born to create. Sonja pays back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect, even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! This thrilling new series features covers by the top female artists in the industry, including Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Fiona Staples, Amanda Conner and more. You do NOT want to miss this re-introduction the She-devil with a Sword!

51 review for Red Sonja #1

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    This is the first issue in Gail Simone's run of Red Sonja. We get a glimpse into Sonja's past, and a new take on the character that is surprising. After reading this first issue I'm both intrigued, but still a wary. Simone's Sonja is a departure from the cold, stalwart warrior woman that we're used to seeing. This Sonja is a sarcastic and drunk. She was downright snarky at points. As a long time fan of the character, in all her many incarnations, I'm intrigued by this change and very interested This is the first issue in Gail Simone's run of Red Sonja. We get a glimpse into Sonja's past, and a new take on the character that is surprising. After reading this first issue I'm both intrigued, but still a wary. Simone's Sonja is a departure from the cold, stalwart warrior woman that we're used to seeing. This Sonja is a sarcastic and drunk. She was downright snarky at points. As a long time fan of the character, in all her many incarnations, I'm intrigued by this change and very interested in the new addition to her history. I can't tell if it's a full-on retcon of Sonja history, which wouldn't be bad. Either way it's always great to see canon fleshed out. Walter Geovani's art is both on part with contemporary comic style, while still keeping the classic feel of the Red Sonja books. A hard balance to strike, but he does it well. It grounded me in the world without distracting me from the story itself. The things that bothered me are few, but familiar speed bumps you always hit in stories about 'strong female' characters. The bad guys are bumbling idiots, which is so common in the Sonja comics it felt like these guys were a bit of a call back too the older stories. So that's wasn't that annoying. However, Sonja being the only capable woman in the story, at least until that last panel, smacks of the Better Girl trope. At times some of these other women were equally clownish as the bad guys. That bothered me. Like I get Sonja is awesome, I wanted to grow up to be her when I was a kid. But I'm never comfortable with spotlighting a single female character at the expense of others. This is only the first issues. There is plenty of time to expand and evolve the other characters, if they survive. This is a Red Sonja title. The plot is interesting enough to keep me reading...for now.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sidney Prescott

    This is my first experience with Sonja and holy crap I'm in love with her. What a fantastic issue, beautiful drawings, coloring...everything. Definitely going back in the universe to read more of Sonja, and looking forward to the next issue. I can't wait!! This is my first experience with Sonja and holy crap I'm in love with her. What a fantastic issue, beautiful drawings, coloring...everything. Definitely going back in the universe to read more of Sonja, and looking forward to the next issue. I can't wait!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Silas

    I don't have a lot of experience with Red Sonja as a character (I think I once read one other free comic she was in, and know she lives in the same world as Conan... and wears skimpy outfits), but this covered most all of what I needed to know (except for the reason she doesn't wear clothes). I'm not sure it really got me interested in reading more of the character, but it was a capably-told medieval-type warrior story that gave the character some depth beyond what I knew. I don't have a lot of experience with Red Sonja as a character (I think I once read one other free comic she was in, and know she lives in the same world as Conan... and wears skimpy outfits), but this covered most all of what I needed to know (except for the reason she doesn't wear clothes). I'm not sure it really got me interested in reading more of the character, but it was a capably-told medieval-type warrior story that gave the character some depth beyond what I knew.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    One of my favorite aspects of Simone's Red Sonja is her likability. There is a crotchety layer over her good-heartedness, and a deep respect for human life under her powerful gift for ending it. Fun to spend some time with her. One of my favorite aspects of Simone's Red Sonja is her likability. There is a crotchety layer over her good-heartedness, and a deep respect for human life under her powerful gift for ending it. Fun to spend some time with her.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Diego Zamudio

    It’s not as bad as I thought. I actually liked it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Abhinav

    You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields: thefoundingfields.com/2013/07/red-son... Shadowhawk takes a look at the first issue of the rebooted Red Sonja as the TFF Friday Comics Reviews finally get a name-branding. “This is exactly the sort of first issue I was looking for and I can say with full confidence that Gail Simone is off to a rocking start!” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields Red Sonja #1 is an issue I’ve been looking forward to ever since Dynamite announced the news all the w You can read the full review over at The Founding Fields: thefoundingfields.com/2013/07/red-son... Shadowhawk takes a look at the first issue of the rebooted Red Sonja as the TFF Friday Comics Reviews finally get a name-branding. “This is exactly the sort of first issue I was looking for and I can say with full confidence that Gail Simone is off to a rocking start!” ~Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields Red Sonja #1 is an issue I’ve been looking forward to ever since Dynamite announced the news all the way at this year’s Emerald City Con in March. As a fan of both the writer and the character, this was extremely good news for me. Anyone who follows my blog and my reviews knows that I hold Gail to be one of the top writers in the industry. I covered my appreciation of her work most recently in my “Gail Simone, Dark Horse, Tomb Raider” post. And Red Sonja, I’ve been a fan of the character ever since I read the first two Red Sonja Omnibuses from Dynamite. I saw the ill-fated movie as well last year, and while it was quite a disappointment in a lot of ways, I still enjoyed watching Red Sonja. There are a lot of things that can be said about Red Sonja, both good and bad, but it can’t be denied that Red Sonja has inspired numerous authors over the years into creating characters who emulate the same characteristics as her. That’s the kind of legacy that Red Sonja has brought to the world of fiction. She is a pulp icon as much as someone like Vampirella or Conan or John Carter or anyone else. RedSonjaVarComp01Coming into Red Sonja #1 I was looking for a comic that would take a step away from the usual action-adventure with loads of badassery and do something different. This is the style of comics that I’ve come to expect from Gail Simone and I wanted her to do something similar for Sonja. And she does, in spades. Sure, there are some action scenes in the issue. In fact, it starts off in the aftermath of one battle and ends just as another battle begins. But it is every single page in between that matters. These are the pages that define Red Sonja in this issue and which will undoubtedly set the tone for the rest of the series should Gail continue along the same line in future issues, of which I have no doubt. The issue is a character study of sorts that serves to place Sonja within the larger context of the world of Hyboria. We see her interact with all sorts of characters. We see her as not just a fighter of exceptional skill, but also as a leader, a hero. Someone to both admire and look up to, and even connect with. Even though I was expecting some of this to happen over the course of the issue, I was still surprised every few pages by all the neat little twists that Gail worked in. And I won’t ignore the humour either. There isn’t a lot of it, but there is enough there to make you think: “she’s BADASS”. If I had to make a comparison, I suppose I’d compare her to Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones (the television series, which I’ve seen and not the books, which I haven’t). Or perhaps even Ser Raven from Helen Lowe’s Gathering of the Lost, the second novel in her Wall of Night series from Orbit/Harper Voyager. Red Sonja v2 01 Buscema VariantThere are a fair number of twists in the story and every single one of them left me impressed with the way that Gail pulled it off. Where the story is concerned, I was more than impressed. Gail has taken another character under her wing and done something wonderful. Walter Geovani is the artist on this issue and once again, as he did on Ron Marz’s Prophecy, he has delivered another great-looking book. His art is of the same caliber as that of Stjepan Sejic (Artifacts, Ravine), Ivan Reis/Joe Prado (Aquaman and Justice League), Amanda Conner (Silk Spectre, Power Girl), Fiona Staples (Saga) and others that I hold in high esteem. These are all artists that I’ve grown to expect great things out of and they rarely, if ever, disappoint. They are consistent and remarkable with their art, Walter not being an exception to that. His lines are all clean, his characters expressive with both expression and body language, his panels full of details and neat little touches. I have no criticism of his art at all, aside from a mid-issue panel which introduces two minor characters. The way the panel was setup in relation to other panels on the same page, it was as if the two of them appeared out of thin air. It wasn’t clear that they’d jumped in from off-screen. An extra panel showing them nearby, ready to spring, would have been perfect. Perhaps this is also a story issue? RedSonjaVarComp02Either way, this was the only niggle in what is otherwise a fantastic issue. In a final assessment, this niggle certainly didn’t impact on my enjoyment of the issue at all. It was a weird moment, nothing more. The wait for issue #2, out next month, is going to be long! Rating: 9.5/10

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    I've wanted to read this even since I heard Simone was going to write a Red Sonja comic. Took me a year to get around to it. This first issue is both good and a little disappointing. I loved the front and centre female heroics and camaraderie of Birds Of Prey. Here though, Sonja does not have female peers, although she does have proteges who will hopefully evolve. The final page reveal of her chief opponent is promising too. The set-up is actually very good, with an encounter with rogues in a wo I've wanted to read this even since I heard Simone was going to write a Red Sonja comic. Took me a year to get around to it. This first issue is both good and a little disappointing. I loved the front and centre female heroics and camaraderie of Birds Of Prey. Here though, Sonja does not have female peers, although she does have proteges who will hopefully evolve. The final page reveal of her chief opponent is promising too. The set-up is actually very good, with an encounter with rogues in a wood which Howard would have approved of, Sonja all coolly lethal and in control and an intriguing backstory, which results in Sonja becoming the champion of a kingdom that is racked by plague and facing invasion. Impossible odds should bring out the best in the fiery swordmaiden! The art's good, there's no overt fan service but you still get a sense of Sonja's, er, visceral appeal. In the early days of Marvel's Conan pages the end of book material was full of pictures of women dressing up as Sonja at conventions - we'd call this cosplay today - and of course this comic retains the absurd yet iconic chain-mail bikini. So this seems like a good start to a comic adventure, but I'm curious to see how Simone will shape this series in line with her more feminist take on women in comics. I see possibilities in this first issue, but Sonja is going to need to go up against better opponents - which seems set to happen, and to not be the only exceptional woman in this world.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Paper Droids

    I have to admit, I have held a grudge against Red Sonja for a while. Let me explain: my name is Sonja, and I have red curly hair (think Merida-style), and so all my life I have heard the neckbeard nerds go “Sonja! Like Red Sonja! You should wear a metal bikini! HARDEHARHAR I AM SO CLEVER.” So, I haven’t been the biggest fan of the character, but when I heard Gail Simone was going to be writing the relaunch for Dynamite Entertainment, suddenly I was interested. Hmmm. Maybe this wouldn’t end up bei I have to admit, I have held a grudge against Red Sonja for a while. Let me explain: my name is Sonja, and I have red curly hair (think Merida-style), and so all my life I have heard the neckbeard nerds go “Sonja! Like Red Sonja! You should wear a metal bikini! HARDEHARHAR I AM SO CLEVER.” So, I haven’t been the biggest fan of the character, but when I heard Gail Simone was going to be writing the relaunch for Dynamite Entertainment, suddenly I was interested. Hmmm. Maybe this wouldn’t end up being masturbation fodder for some gentleman who can’t grasp the concept of a well-rounded female character (unless by rounded you mean her boobs) to save his life. So I decided to give it a chance. Sure, the metal bikini gave me pause, but I’m a feminist after all, and I believe you should wear what you want. I was not disappointed, and in fact, I am happy to report my attitude towards Red Sonja has changed completely. Now, when I work out, I think, “HA HA! I cannot wait to be as badass as Red Sonja so I too can make enemy hordes cower in fear.” Complete review: http://www.paperdroids.com/2013/08/09...

  9. 4 out of 5

    CleverBaggins

    So I knew Red Sonja like I knew Conan the Barbarian and Barbarella. (The last of which I hate but that's just a preference)but I never would've picked the new Red Sonja up if it wasn't for Gail Simone. This Red Sonja is perfect. A fierce warrior who takes no crap from anyone. She doesn't stand for any racism or discrimination, drinks hard, plays hard and enjoys possibly nothing more than a fight. Gail Simone is well known for writing women well and she isn't afraid of adding any usually unreprese So I knew Red Sonja like I knew Conan the Barbarian and Barbarella. (The last of which I hate but that's just a preference)but I never would've picked the new Red Sonja up if it wasn't for Gail Simone. This Red Sonja is perfect. A fierce warrior who takes no crap from anyone. She doesn't stand for any racism or discrimination, drinks hard, plays hard and enjoys possibly nothing more than a fight. Gail Simone is well known for writing women well and she isn't afraid of adding any usually unrepresented people into her comics. Its always surprisingly refreshing to read something that was obviously written for everyone. The story itself is just as good. This trade slowly uncovers Red Sonja's backstory as she fights, flees, dies and comes back for revenge against a woman who is a sister to her. The art is gorgeous, the story well written and the side stories well woven into the narrative. If you like this sort of classic sword fighting fantasy kind of story at all give Red Sonja (and Gail Simone) a try.

  10. 4 out of 5

    C Moore

    I picked this up because it's written by Gail Simone, and I'm glad that I did. Definitely not my typical taste in comics, but Red Sonja #1 has so much: action/adventure, issues of honor and allegiance, sharp dialogue, and more. I picked this up because it's written by Gail Simone, and I'm glad that I did. Definitely not my typical taste in comics, but Red Sonja #1 has so much: action/adventure, issues of honor and allegiance, sharp dialogue, and more.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Donald Armfield

    I got this as a freebie from ComiXology 12 days of free comics. Sonja is a bad ass female with a sexy frame and a sword who will quote "Kill you and Leave you fingerless if you touch her or her sword" This style comic was not my type of read, but definitely has a kickass cover. I got this as a freebie from ComiXology 12 days of free comics. Sonja is a bad ass female with a sexy frame and a sword who will quote "Kill you and Leave you fingerless if you touch her or her sword" This style comic was not my type of read, but definitely has a kickass cover.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Dans Mon Arbre

    Excellent jumping on point for a comic book character that has been around forever. Highly recommended if you like strong female leads, Game of Thrones politics and violence, and if you just like damn good writing. Fast paced, exciting, funny and solid art by Walter Geovanni. Read this.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    It's was okay. Definitely a new spin on her character, but the other female characters felt kind of flat. The story was interesting though. So I'll give the next issue a try. It's was okay. Definitely a new spin on her character, but the other female characters felt kind of flat. The story was interesting though. So I'll give the next issue a try.

  14. 4 out of 5

    James

    Couldn't get into the dialogue/story/character. It just didn't seem to "fit" together... Oh well, I tried Couldn't get into the dialogue/story/character. It just didn't seem to "fit" together... Oh well, I tried

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sidsel Pedersen

    Pretty entertaining - I am not quite captured yet, but I will try to read Legend of Sonja as well which is among others written by Tamora Pierce.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marina Anik

    Red Sonja absolutely bought me. I only finished this single issue so far, but I love it!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    A fun read and I love the art style. Can't wait to read on! A fun read and I love the art style. Can't wait to read on!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dominick

  19. 4 out of 5

    Chris Mcdermott

  20. 4 out of 5

    rosario rangel

  21. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

  22. 4 out of 5

    James

  23. 5 out of 5

    Emkimo

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kiril

  25. 4 out of 5

    Penny Wills

  26. 4 out of 5

    David

  27. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mai

  29. 4 out of 5

    AJ Finch

  30. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Curtis

  31. 4 out of 5

    Theda Black

  32. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

  33. 4 out of 5

    amanda.

  34. 4 out of 5

    Jacqueline Bailey

  35. 4 out of 5

    Elise

  36. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay

  37. 4 out of 5

    Anne

  38. 5 out of 5

    Garrett Guillotte

  39. 5 out of 5

    Katie

  40. 4 out of 5

    Lynda

  41. 4 out of 5

    Wizzie

  42. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

  43. 4 out of 5

    Sean

  44. 5 out of 5

    Alex Stone

  45. 4 out of 5

    emily

  46. 4 out of 5

    Scott

  47. 4 out of 5

    Mike S

  48. 5 out of 5

    Brian

  49. 4 out of 5

    Ismo

  50. 4 out of 5

    Jon Christensen

  51. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Sweetapple

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