Red Sonja #3

4.38
Good
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Comic series

Release date

September 11, 2013
8.5 out of 10
Red Sonja is highly recommended for those seeking out new, smartly written adventures that will hopefully capture your imagination as much as it has mine.
5 out of 5
Gail Simone has written two really good stories, but this one is great. Simone presents a fantastic character study on Sonja and gives us a backstory that really frames who Sonja is and why she does what she does.
Grade: B-
While the origin of Sonja isn’t the most original one created, it is still told in a brutal and competent way, thanks to a focus on Red Sonja and her philosophy, the brutal but honest description of violence and the strong work by Walter Geovani.
9 out of 10
Simone and Geovani have knocked the ball out of the park with this issue. With an exploration of the things that have shaped her reflecting directly on events of the most recent two issues, we’re given a beautifully rendered story that touches on what makes Red Sonja worthwhile: she’s compassionate, complex, mysterious, clever, talented, deadly, vulnerable, dangerous and impossibly interesting. “Strong” doesn’t even remotely cover it.
4 out of 5 stars
I'm keen to keep reading this series, and learning more about how Sonja grows. And if she's dead? Zombie Red Sonja wouldn't be a terrible read...
More excellent storytelling and art. Sonja’s childhood is simultaneously incredibly grim and grandly badass, and the latest cliffhanger is very nice, though I’m pretty sure we know how it’s going to turn out…
10 out of 10
Ranging from touching moments to violent battles and ending on a cliffhanger, Red Sonja is a book worthy of its pedigree.
7 out of 10
This is a case where my expectations for the story might have run ahead of me and when looked at as a story with pacing and progression it succeeds.