Written by Marc Andreyko
Illustrated by Aneke
Colored by Impacto Studios
Lettered by Dave Lanphear
Published by Dynamite Comics
Release Date: 02/11/2015
One of the breakout stars of LEGENDERRY gets her own series! After sailing the high seas, Red Sonja returns to the Big City for some R&R, but when she tries to stop a simple kidnapping, she discovers that things ain’t so simple! Red finds herself caught up in an adventure that will take her from the city to the sea to – well, you’ll find out! And who is that mysterious figure lurking in the shadows? All – well, some anyway, will be revealed in a story that had to be called “The Body Electric”!
-The Legenderry and multiple Red Sonja comics are long running series. However, this is the first time Red Sonya has fronted in a stand alone issue in the Legenderry series.
- Legenderry Red Sonja Is written by Marc Anderyko with art by Aneke.
- Red has been sailing the seas and has come back to the City for some shore leave. Between the brawling, the kidnapping, and the interesting company, relaxation will have to wait. What has Red Sonja gotten herself into this time?
- Aneke, manages to mix in a partial steam punk style with Sonja’s iconic metal bikini top. This world is one part steam punk, two parts dark and brooding. It’s the perfect setting for this particular kind of story to bloom.
- This comic often opts for traditional layouts with dark boarders and white gutters. It also uses splash pages, (full-page illustrations) to catch the reader’s attention and set the mood, place, and purpose of the story.
- Marc Andreyko’s story moves along at a good pace. This isn’t a deep read and as a 5 part series it’s good to keep the plot moving along towards a definitive point.
- Impacto Studios choice of colour scheme works well. Cool blues and purples for the outdoor scenes set the time and weather and convey a sense of brooding. They also fit in nicely with the steam punk vibe. As the action moves indoors the colours warm up. You feel like you’ve come in from the rain.
- Great use of sounds effects throughout.
- Aneke has a style that a lot of people absolutely love and there are a number of beautifully crafted panels. However, I found the rendering of facial features and anatomy to be slightly off, robbing the characters of some of their emotional impact and leaving them feeling awkward at times.
- I can’t get over the clunky artwork. The lovely colouring and backgrounds can’t make up for the awkward characters.
- The story is by no means bad but it isn’t the stuff of legend either. It’s a fast paced story that’s sticks with the Red Sonja idea of kicking butt. It’s one of those comics that’s easy to read and then move on.
Marc Andreyko's story moves along at a good pace, it's the perfect setting for this particular kind of story to bloom
I found the rendering of facial features and anatomy to be slightly off