Red Sonja Vol 5 #1 NM Bob Q Seduction B&W 1:50 Inventive Variant Cover Dynamite


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Red Sonja #1J
Published Feb 2019 by Dynamite
Limited 1 for 50 Retailer Incentive Variant Cover
Writer Mark Russell
Art Mirko Colak
Cover Bob Q
32 pages, full color

No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation.

This first issue is split in two: the first deals with Red Sonja returning to the place of her birth, Hyrkania, and the second revolves around a conqueror who has expansion on the mind. The conqueror is, as the solicits described it, is linked to a fatal prophecy and due to this fact, sets his sights on Hyrkania, a place that has literally nothing fo consequence to offer any conqueror. Opposed to him we have Red Sonja, newly returned and somehow tasked with dealing with, for all intents and purposes, will be a pretty big mess.

Russell does a magnificent job of setting these two opposing forces against one another as he shows, doesn’t tell, why this conqueror may be a little “off his rocker” and also, at the same time, showcases a Red Sonja who might be out of her depth, but clearly won’t be for long.

Coupled to Russell’s fantastic script is illustrator Colak’s excellent pencils that do a magnificent job of portraying some quiet moments equally as well as the several fight scenes peppered throughout the issue. Kelly’s colours make Colak’s art pop off the page and really make it a fun read.


Bagged and boarded, near mint condition. 1st printing. More pictures may be in description.