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Review: Red Sonja / Conan #1

RSConan01-Cov-A-RossRed Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of dire peril from their previous adventures together. It’s the Cimmerian and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay!

The series brings together properties from both Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics.

Like most covers Alex Ross draws, this one is no exception to it being a work of art. Combining two characters known for being ferocious, violent, and skilled fighters. However they both exist in the same world, just in different areas geographically. Of course what would that barbaric world be with out wizards who lusts for power, kings and sell-sword companies.

Written by Victor Gischler with art by Roberto Castro, does the story excel in the setting?

That it does. To think it all starts with opening a chest left behind by a dead king and a prince eager to open it. Several years have passed, and now the kingdom of Kush is on the brink of war with a meager army. The king is gathering companies of sell-swords to strengthen their army. Struggling for commanders, Conan and Red Sonja do what they do best. Fight.

Story: Victor Gischler Art: Roberto Castro Colors: Alex Guimares
Story: 6.5 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.25 Recommendation: Buy

Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Red Sonja / Conan #1

Red Sonja / Conan #1

Victor Gischler (w)
Roberto Castro (a)
Alex Ross, Ed Benes, Roberto Castro (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+

In this issue, Red Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of dire peril from their previous adventures together. It’s the Cimmerian and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay!

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Preview: John Carter: Warlord of Mars #6

John Carter: Warlord of Mars #6

Ron Marz (w)
Roberto Castro, Nanjan Jamberi (a)
Ed Benes, Bart Sears, Emanuela Lupacchino (c)
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FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature
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The battle for Barsoom reaches its climax as John Carter and the villainous Captain Joshua Clark face off in a winner-take-all duel to the death! But even if John Carter triumphs, will he be too late to save his beloved Dejah Thoris? The critically acclaimed relaunch by writer Ron Marz and artist Abhishek Malsuni reaches the end of its first arc, and sets the stage for all the epic adventures to come!

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Red Sonja and Conan Cross Blades Once More in an All-New Crossover!

Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics announced that Red Sonja, the fearless She-Devil with a Sword, and the legendary adventurer Conan the Barbarian will team up once again in an all-new comic book miniseries, Red Sonja / Conan. Following upon the success of the Conan / Red Sonja crossover released in January 2015, the new launch welcomes celebrated author Victor Gischler as the series writer. Red Sonja / Conan will debut this summer with a #1 issue featuring cover artwork by Alex Ross, Ed Benes, and Roberto Castro.

In Red Sonja / Conan, the crimson-tressed warrior and Hyborian berserker are reunited during an impromptu tournament of arms, a festive occasion that unexpectedly gives way to supernatural menace. The famous fantasy pair — known for their camraderie in battle, the fiery tension of an unspoken passion, and the occasional rivalry towards each other as respected peers — must unite to face a horde of demons set loose upon the land.  While the events of Red Sonja / Conan take place one year after the continuity established in the Conan / Red Sonja series of early 2015, the script has been carefully constructed to appeal to returning fans and newcomers alike.

The new Red Sonja / Conan miniseries is slated for release beginning in Summer 2015.

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Preview: Magnus: Robot Fighter #10

Magnus: Robot Fighter #10

Fred Van Lente (w)
Roberto Castro (a)
Jonathan Lau (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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LAIR OF THE BASILISK. Leeja has discovered a horrible truth that rocks her to her core. And it’s all Magnus’ fault. But that’ll have to wait, because 1A has a new mission for his “son” Magnus…free the Basilisk, a horrendous monstrosity capable of destroying the world…

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Preview: Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult Vol. 1

Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult Vol. 1

Mark Waid (w)
Neil Edwards, Roberto Castro (a)
Christian Ward (c)
FC • 136+ pages • $16.99 • Teen+

TV legend. Wall Street wolf. Internet mogul. Tabloid bad boy. Master metaphysicist. Spiritualist. Monster hunter. Doctor Adam Spektor is all of these things… and less. For fifteen years, Spektor has traveled the globe to smoke out and defeat werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and everything else that goes bump in the night… and yet, his success has brought him no peace. Some part of him is missing, something he needs but can’t name. But he’s about to find what’s missing in an unlikely place. A supernatural thriller that shatters all realities, courtesy of award-winning author Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk)!

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Preview: Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #4

Doctor Spektor: Master of the Occult #4

Mark Waid (w)
Roberto Castro (a)
Christian Ward (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
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FINAL ISSUE!!! Is Spektor the Key? Why is everything around him falling away? Will his ultimate decision destroy the universe…or unlock it? It’s magical mysterious mayhem from superstar MARK WAID (Daredevil) and NEIL EDWARDS (Fantastic Four)!

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Preview: The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales

The Twilight Zone: Lost Tales (One-Shot)

Mark Rahner (w)
Randy Valiente, Rod Rodolfo, Edu Menna (a)
Roberto Castro (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • Teen+

Three new tales of the strange and unsettling by Mark Rahner (Twilight Zone Annual, Dejah of Mars)! A former terrorism detainee hunts down the ailing politician who authorized his torture – to deliver a very special gift. Tensions boil over on a space ship whose mission is to terraform a new planet, which happens to be occupied already. A tech mogul tries on his new smart-glasses prototype, and discovers an unexpected feature: he can see people’s souls.

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Preview: The Twilight Zone Annual 2014

THE TWILIGHT ZONE ANNUAL 2014

Mark Rahner (w)
Randy Valiente, Andrea Mutti,
Edu Menna (a)
Roberto Castro (c)
FC • 48 pages • $7.99 • Teen+

Three stand-alone tales of the bizarre: A politician determined to cut aid to the poor finds himself in a Dust Bowl town in the Great Depression. Reality begins to slip away for a crusader against social network “over-sharing.” And a Renaissance player who doesn’t fit in with his present-day peers gets an ugly taste of the real thing.

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Preview: Doc Savage Annual 2014

DOC SAVAGE ANNUAL 2014

Shannon Eric Denton (w)
Roberto Castro (a/c)
FC • 48 pages • $5.99 • Teen+

Doc Savage and the Ghosts of War: After the recent loss of a squadmate from the War To End All Wars, Doc will travel to South America to connect with an old love and reassess his place in the world. His sabbatical is anything but relaxing as Doc confronts a mysterious ghost-army, a secret league of scientists and all the dangers of an ancient death-temple but these encounters are nothing compared to what Doc will discover about himself…a truth that will change Doc Savage forever.

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