Comic Review: Immortal Red Sonja #7 (Dynamite Entertainment)

Stuck inside a moving castle, Red Sonja and her cursed chainmail will have to survive against the inhabitants that dwell inside its stony ruins full of hungry Merlins. Meanwhile, her […]

Stuck inside a moving castle, Red Sonja and her cursed chainmail will have to survive against the inhabitants that dwell inside its stony ruins full of hungry Merlins. Meanwhile, her companion Lanzlot faces off against the vengeful Green Knight!

Dan Abnett ramps up the action as both Red Sonja and her companion Lanzlot must survive the forces that reside from outside and within. Abnett provides an interesting balance between the two scenarios as both protagonists try their best to evade and fend against all that oppose them by any means. Amazingly, Abnett maintains the suspenseful build-up of Sonja’s adventure, while also delivering humor through the dynamic between Sonja and her cursed chainmail, who continues to put Sonja in constant peril. It’s interesting seeing that dynamic continue to unfold as Sonja has to work with a close enemy and ally all in the same skin.

Luca Colandrea handles the art duties, illustrating the book with hyper-stylized action, and expressively clean linework. While Colandrea’s hyperactive linework visually kicks in, it’s the combination of the art and Ellie Wright’s beautiful choice of muted and vibrant colors that really makes the book sing. Combined with Jeff Eckleberry’s evenly balanced lettering which compliments the art and writing, the book provides an enjoyable reading experience. This is another enjoyable, swashbuckling installment of the series that makes this one of Dynamite’s best titles on the stands. This is one sword and sorcery series that is worth picking up on new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.