Review: Red Sonja Vol. 4 #1
A new chapter for the Queen of the Hyrkanian Age. Our favorite warrior has faced the toughest of demons, foes and strange magic, but nothing has prepared this 6 ft. tall barbarian for…the modern world. Emerging from a subway construction site in New York City, confronted by cops and guns, Sonja fights for her survival in a new and hostile world. Is she here by accident or by design? Who brought her here, and why?
This fourth volume of Red Sonja re-introduces the classic character bringing her into the modern age courtesy of writer Amy Chu. while the setting might be modern time, her ancient enemies still remain, though they don’t appear until later. That twist creates quite a few questions like how they both managed to arrive into the modern age.
The art by Carlos Gomez does a solid presentation of recreating Hyrkanian warrior in the modern age. Managing to show off Red Sonja’s adjustment as she finds herself in a world she has never seen. Even though I do have one minor question about the cover. What on earth is the tentacle like thing doing in the lower left corner?
Story: Amy Chu Art: Carlos Gomez
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy
Dynamite Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review