By PS Hayes
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 11:00 am
Red Sonja #100 Written by Eric Trautmann, Roy Thomas, Michael Avon Oeming, Gail Simone and Luke Lieberman
Art by Dave Acosta, Pablo Marcos, Taki Soma, Noah Salonga and Sergio Fernandez Davila
Colors by Valentina Pinto and Salvatore Aiala Studios
Letters by Joshua Cozine
Cover art by Ed Benes & Alex Guimaraes, Robert Hack, Andrew Pepoy & Paul Mounts, Ken Haeser and Pablo Marcos & Austin Janosky Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: February 18, 2015
Cover Price: $7.99
Red Sonja #100 is truly the definition of “jam packed”! Dynamite Entertainment has truly gotten the gang back together, and in doing so, we get just about every single kind of Red Sonja story that there is right here in this single comic. In this giant issue, you get sword and sorcery, horror, action, and even a little heartwarming drama. What’s not to love?
Consisting of five different stories, by legendary Red Sonja writers like Eric Trautmann, Roy Thomas, Michael Avon Oeming, Gail Simone, and Luke Lieberman, you get everything you want and more in this comic book. Roy Thomas pens a truly great old fashioned sword and sorcery tale with a hint of mystery. Current Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone writes a very entertaining story about Red Sonja finally meeting her childhood “idol.” Then there’s Luke Lieberman’s (Queen Sonja) story about Sonja, a companion, and a sorcerer that is thrilling, yet very heartwarming. Out of all five stories, there’s not a bad one in the bunch.
With artists like Dave Acosta, Pablo Marcos, Taki Soma, Noah Salonga, and Sergio Fernandez Davila, you’d think this book would be a treat for the eyes. And, to a certain degree it is, but there’s something about the art that wasn’t grabbing me. For some reason, the art in many of the stories seemed to look a little bit rushed. Sergio Fernandez Davila’s art in the story “Three Wishes” is by far the best of the lot, and while I didn’t think the art was a home run, it was all serviceable and none of it took anything away from the stories.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve read issue of Red Sonja, or have never even looked at the book on your local comic shops racks, you’re going to really enjoy this oversized issue. As I mentioned earlier, there’s every type of story in this issue, and all of it will keep you both interested and entertained. Pick this one up!