Comic Review: Red Sonja: The Ballad of the Red Goddess (Dynamite)

Take note of this one: a new story by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Esteban Maroto? From Dynamite, it’s Red Sonja, Ballad of the Red Goddess. Available in English for […]

Take note of this one: a new story by writer Roy Thomas and illustrator Esteban Maroto? From Dynamite, it’s Red Sonja, Ballad of the Red Goddess. Available in English for the first time.

This saga tells us of the origins of Red Sonja. Page after page of beautifully rendered fight scenes, magical occurrences and heart-wrenching drama. Maroto still has the visual chops. His figures are graceful, well proportioned and powerful.

A joy indeed, to encounter this reunion of top talent.

Plus, there are forewords, comments, character sketches, rough layouts and observations by Thomas, Maroto and Santi Casas.

Casas adds visual tone and colour to this black white and red tale and illustrates bookend segments to frame the whole thing.

Dynamite, Red Sonja: Ballad of the Red Goddess, $19.99 for 90 pages of content. Rated 16+

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!