Archive for February, 2012

Queen Sonja #27 Commentary

Posted in Comics, Commentary on February 29, 2012 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted writer Luke Lieberman’s commentary for Queen Sonja #27.

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“I often start with a mental image. Here was Sonja picking up her crown from a pool of blood struck me as symbolic. What is more fitting for the start of Sonja’s reign then an assassination attempt at her coronation. She is a usurper, and there should be dangers lurking from every side, that and I wanted her to stretch her legs a bit.”
– Luke Lieberman on Queen Sonja #27 pages 1-5

Dynamite’s Solicitations for May 2012

Posted in Books, Comics, Miniseries, Solicitations on February 22, 2012 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for May 2012. There are three Red Sonja items:

Queen Sonja #31
Queen Sonja #31 Lucio Parrillo cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Milton Estevam, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

Queen Sonja learns the price of breaking her vows to the Goddess, as the tournament turns to chaos and ruin. As enemies beset her on every side, can Queen Sonja find the assassin who threatens to plunge her realm into bloodshed?

Witchblade/Red Sonja #4
Witchblade/Red Sonja #4
Written by Doug Wagner, art by Cezar Razek, cover by Ale Garza.

Glory be to Red Sonja, bearer of the Witchblade!! Against her will, the She-Devil with a Sword now bears the Witchblade. The ancient artifact won’t separate from Sonja until it touches the only weapon able to wound the dark angel Ragniel – Sonja’s Hyrkanian blade. In modern times, Ragniel has taken Sara’s daughter Hope captive and decides the Witchblade must be destroyed. The race is on as Sara frantically searches for the Sonja’s mythical sword and Ragniel’s disfigured minions hunt Sara.

Red Sonja Vol. 10: Machineries of Empire Trade Paperback
Red Sonja Vol. 10: Machineries of Empire trade paperback
Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Noah Salonga, Patrick Berkenkotter, cover by Paul Renaud.

In a savage, violent world, it takes a strong sword arm and quick wits to survive… Red Sonja — mercenary, thief, and slayer — arrives in Khorshemish, capital city of the mighty nation of Koth. With enemies on all sides, the She-Devil With a Sword finds herself at a crossroads between rival families, all vying for the kingdom’s throne. Amid such intrigues, there’s always a chance for profit, and Sonja’s roll of the dice throws her into a snakepit of old grudges, ancient magicks, and arcane sciences…with the fate of a kingdom at stake. This collection features issues 56 through 60 of the series by Eric Trautmann, Noah Salonga and Patrick Berkenkotter, as well as covers by artists Walter Geovani, Paul Renaud and Fabiano Neves!

Witchblade/Red Sonja #1

Posted in Comics, Miniseries, Previews on February 20, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Witchblade/Red Sonja #1 sale February 22.

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Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, pursues a cannibalistic monstrosity into the heart of a dead, black mountain. Meanwhile, Sara Pezzini, modern day bearer of the Witchblade and NYPD Detective, investigates the ghastly death of a Catholic Priest. Join Dynamite Entertainment and Top Cow Productions as they bring two of comics most celebrated heroines together in one terrifying tale of loss and redemption.

Red Sonja #64

Posted in Comics, Previews on February 20, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Red Sonja #64 on sale February 22.

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The She-Devil With A Sword has traveled from pastoral Shem to strife-torn Koth and now, into the dark heart of Stygia itself. Sonja’s quest: a lost weapon of terrifying power, and perhaps, some measure of atonement. But the sinister schemes of the Phaorah’s own witch, Azenathi, may only bring Red Sonja death.

Queen Sonja #27

Posted in Comics, Previews on February 13, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Queen Sonja #27 on sale February 15.

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When you move to strike Empress Sonja you had better not miss, because you only get one shot. Then it is her turn. Meanwhile Xander and Melea penetrate Koliostri’s growing cult, and learn its secrets.

Red Sonja: Raven Review

Posted in Comics, One-Shot, Reviews on February 13, 2012 by nemedian bard

Red Sonja: Raven is reviewed on Comics Bulletin.

Red Sonja: Raven

“Raven however did not lose points for the multitude of depiction. Though the accent is distracting, the artwork is nevertheless breathtaking, and the fight choreography inventive. The story is strong, but the ending falls apart, and it’s more than just the plotting.”
– Ray Tate, Comics Bulletin

Red Sonja #62 Review

Posted in Comics, Reviews on February 13, 2012 by nemedian bard

Comics Bulletin reviewer Ray Tate gives a 5-star rating to Red Sonja #62.

Red Sonja #62

“The build-up is what really impressed me about Eric Trautmann’s latest for Red Sonja. I thought that the story would be a straightforward Sonja meets and dazzles the Pharaoh story. Instead, it becomes something different.”
– Ray Tate, Comics Bulletin