THE INVINCIBLE RED SONJA #7
STORY: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
COLORS: Matt Carter
LETTERS: Dave Sharpe
EDITOR: Matt Idleson
COVER: Amanda Conner with Paul Mounts
VARIANT COVER ARTISTS: Joseph Michael Linsner; Celina; Frank Cho; Carla Cohen; Jamie Biggs; Elias Chatzoudis; Amanda Conner, Rachel Hollon cosplay
32pp, Color, $3.99 U.S. (January 2022)
Red Sonja is female high fantasy and sword and sorcery hero. She first appeared in Conan the Barbarian #23 (cover dated February 1973) and was created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith. Red Sonja was loosely based on “Red Sonya of Rogatino,” a female character that appeared in the 1934 short story, “The Shadow of the Vulture,” written by Conan the Cimmerian's creator, Robert E. Howard.
In 2005, Dynamite Entertainment began publishing comic books featuring differing versions of the character. One of those is The Invincible Red Sonja. It is written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti; drawn by Moritat; colored by Matt Carter; and lettered by Dave Sharpe. In this recently launched series, Red Sonja finds herself on a spectacular journey filled with pirates, mermaids, princesses, and political intrigue as the fate of two kingdoms hangs in the balance.
The Invincible Red Sonja #7 opens in Scathach. Or does it? The spell of the now late wizard, Lord Brelaq, still won't let Sonja die. The Kingdom of Erkhara is now in ruins, and Brelaq and the King and Queen are dead. While Sonja recovers, she is attacked again. Now, she and her partner, Tuma, plan to bring the sole survivors, Prince Ederik and his bride-to-be, Princess Zaria, to the latter's home kingdom of Belanj. But there is no rest for the weary or the wicked.
THE LOWDOWN: In July 2021, Dynamite Entertainment's marketing department began providing me with PDF review copies of some of their titles. One of them is The Invincible Red Sonja #7, which is the fourth issue of the series that I have read.
As usual, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti offer a fun script and chapter. The stars here, however, are artist Moritat and colorist Matt Carter. Moritat offers several lovely shots of a nude Red Sonja, thick, heaving breasts aplenty. Moritat's best is a splash page nude of Sonja's rear side, and Carter's colors shine on that ass.
Seriously, the series finds new villains, who are some seriously dark magic spewing muthas! So now is not the time to stop reading. Invincible Red Sonja is the bomb.
I READS YOU RECOMMENDS: Fans of Red Sonja comic books will want to read The Invincible Red Sonja.
Reviewed by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
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