Red Sonja #76
Written by Brandon Jerwa
Art by Sergio Fernandez Davila
Colors by Salvatore Aiala Studios
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Lucio Parrillo
Edited by Joseph Rybandt
Release Date: May 29, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
Red Sonja #76 begins a brand new five issue story arc by new writer Brandon Jerwa. Some BIG things happen this issue, and as usual, I’m not going to tell you what they are, but I WILL tell you why you should pick this book up!
Brandon Jerwa begins his run with a bang!! It’s unusual that a new writer can shake things up this much. The story starts as a normal Red Sonja adventure, but Jerwa incorporates some mystery into the action, which is a very welcome change and addition to the title. The action, which is plentiful, is fast and hugely entertaining. In this issue, through happenstance, he turns the heroin into a villain while still keeping the readers just as confused as Red Sonja. It all leads to a fantastic last page reveal that not only solves the mystery, but gets the reader VERY excited for the next issue.
Artist Sergio Fernandez Davila does a fine job with the book. His greatest strength is DEFINITELY drawing nice looking women, but everything else looks pretty darn cool as well. He makes some very interesting choices with page layouts, and pleasantly, they all work out for the better. It’s nice to see an artist challenge himself to do more than the normal generic 9 or 6 panel pages that’s the norm in comics right now.
In short, this is a great comic that you should not even think twice about picking up. It’s a new creative team, a new story and I’m going to go out on a limb and say a new era for Red Sonja. This book is…dare I say it…DYNAMIC!!!