Early Review: Queen Sonja #12

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Posted by Zack Freeman (683 posts) - - Show Bio
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Queen Sonja recounts an episode from her past where she fell in with a thieves’ guild... and in love with her mentor. 

The Good 

Lieberman strikes a deft balance in this young Sonja’s portrayal. You’ll find a heroine here who’s at once humble enough to accept guidance from these rogues, but still possessed of the same defiant will she’s famous for. This arc’s looking to be a tale of her first love (and her first lost love?) and it similarly keeps the romantic stuff terse without feeling clipped, and tender without feeling over-wrought. 

The Bad 

Often, what seem to be high-contrast photos are used for the backgrounds and scenery instead of fully-rendered linework. I can appreciate this as a time-saver, but it still was pretty noticeable, as the lines on the figures frequently didn’t jibe with that of their surroundings.  

The Verdict –3.5/5 

I’m a huge fan of Conan - - from the movies to the comics and all the way back to the original Robert E. Howard stories - -   but I’ve never actually gotten into any Red Sonja stories before this. Though the series is pretty far along, it remains quite accessible to the neophyte who’s never crossed paths with this warrior woman before. Still, the experienced Howard fan is going to appreciate how legitimately rooted this all is in the fabled Hyperborean age.
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#1 Posted by Aetheldod (51 posts) - - Show Bio

Never cared for anything Conan , but this issue cover looks so Heavy Metalesque ... might give it a shot

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#2 Posted by NightFang3 (12364 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice review and the cover gives me alot of wired ideas.

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