space
space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
Comic Review: Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1
space
PS Hayes   |  @   |  
space

Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1

Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1
Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art & Colors by Mirka Andolfo
Letters by Erica Schultz
Cover art by Jay Anacleto & Ivan Nunes
Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: July 22, 2015
Cover Price: $3.99

Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1 is one of the satellite series from Dynamite Entertainment’s big summer crossover, Swords of Sorrow! It features, no surprise here, Red Sonja and Jungle Girl.

Marguerite Bennett manages to team up these two heroines in a totally believable, organic way, within the context of the series. Long story short, one magic portal and Sonja is whisked away from Mars, yes I said Mars, to the land of Jana, the Jungle Girl. When she gets there, she finds out that everything isn’t quite kosher in Jana’s neighborhood, and they set out to fix it. This is a really good start to what I’m feeling is going to be a really fun mini-series. The main characters are just different enough to have a great dynamic, and Bennett works some magic to make them play off each other in a sarcastic, but not annoying way. I think my only problem with the writing here is that there really isn’t much of a recap for new readers. Yes, chances are, if you’re getting this, you’re reading the Swords of Sorrow series, but there ARE going to be some readers picking this up because they just like Red Sonja or Jungle Girl. To those readers, this issue might be a little confusing.

Mirka Andolfo has the absolute perfect style for this book! Playful, fun, yet deadly serious. She does a fantastic job giving a very different looks to the first few pages that take place on Mars, and then switching things up when Sonja gets dumped in Jana’s land. She also choreographs a fantastic fight between Sonja and Jana, fast paced action, but nothing gets lost in the shuffle with the way she lays out the pages. All around, great artwork in this book.

As I said before, pretty great start to what I’m sure is going to be a very fun series. It would’ve been a little better if there was a couple of paragraphs recapping what had gone on before for readers coming in fresh to that event, but I think those readers will be able to pick up on it before too long. I would definitely recommend this book!

Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja Jungle Girl #1 cover

space
space
Previous Article
space
Next Article
«
»
space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr space
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed space
space
Amazon.com
space
space
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
space
2520 Clothing Company
space
2019  ·   2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2018 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space