Comic Review: Savage Tales: A Red Sonja Halloween Special (Dynamite Entertainment)

It’s Halloween of course, and the perfect time for Dynamite to release a Halloween Special: a stand-alone story of Red Sonja’s early days. It’s Savage Tales Red Sonja. This issue […]

It’s Halloween of course, and the perfect time for Dynamite to release a Halloween Special: a stand-alone story of Red Sonja’s early days. It’s Savage Tales Red Sonja.

This issue features Red Sonja’s first encounter with the Sorcerers of Wigur-Nomadene. It’s written by Mark Russell, and illustrated by Jacob Edgar, with colour by Dearbhla Kelly.

Without giving away anything crucial to the story, let me just quickly say that I really enjoyed this book. Russell establishes a quick pace, a tight script, and sympathetic characters. Likewise, Edgar manages to convey Red Sonja’s early years in a dramatic way, with some truly touching scenes. But the violence never gets too graphic. There is power in restraint, and Edgar shows a high level of judgment here. Kelly’s colours are vivid, full of contrast.

Oh, and fabulous cover by Erica D’Urso, with colour by Roshan Kurichiyanil. Check this one out!

Dynamite Savage Tales Red Sonja Halloween Special $4.99 for 31 pages. Teen +

Alan Spinney

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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!!