Red Sonja #60
Story by Eric Trautmann
Pencils by Patrick Berkenkotter
Colors by Marcio Freire
Letters by Troy Peteri
Covers by Fabiano Neves, Walter Geovani
Release Date: December 14th, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
5 years of publishing at Dynamite and this book is still going strong! And Red Sonja #60 proves why it’s not going anyplace anytime soon. While not trying to change the world or win an Eisner, this book accomplished what it sets out to do-tell a fun tale of everyone’s favorite She-Devil with a sword!
I was not familiar with writer Eric Trautmann until a couple of weeks ago when I read his FANTASTIC Flash Gordon: Zeitgeist #1. And while I’m not a regular Red Sonja reader right now, I’ll be honest, the fact that he wrote it weighed heavily on my choosing to review it. I was NOT disappointed. He brings a certain level of fun-even in a deadly serious comic-to all of his projects and this one is no different. We have in this issue, just what we want out of a Red Sonja comic. Trouble in a small village, band of wandering heroes stumbles into a battle they are not at all prepared for and well…no spoilers here.
On the art duties, Patrick Berkenkotter is definitely no slouch! His art is chock full of detail, and it’s the kind of pencils that you want to take your time with so that you don’t miss anything. My one complaint is that, his art would look even better inked. Just a word to the wise, I’m guessing if you run into Mr. Berkenkotter at a convention, you may not want to ask him to draw you a scorpion anytime soon.
This issue is a good starting point for anyone who’s never read Red Sonja or has been away from the title for awhile. Tons of action, adventure and just plain good old fashioned hot girls and violence. Exactly what a Red Sonja comic should be.