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Queen Sonja

(Queen Sonja #1)

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  13 reviews
RED SONJA LIVES! Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new direction for the mother of all warriors, Red Sonja! Sonja finds herself with more than she bargained for as she takes the throne of her homelands! Under the direction of writer Joshua (
Paperback, First Edition, 125 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Dynamite Entertainment (first published October 12th 2010)
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Jun 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Someone do me a big favor? Redraw this entire series with Sonja in reasonable armor. Please. Pretty please. I would give anything to be able to read this, but I just can't bring myself to read it while she's running around in nothing but three square inches of chainmail. I've heard such great things about Sonja as a character and the series in general, but I just... cannot. ...more
May 15, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Queens for a day, T&A&chainmail models, almost-naked chicks who can fight like superheroes
Why do I read these silly graphic novels again?

Red Sonja

Oh, right.

So yeah, it is really hard to take any Red Sonja story seriously, though a few runs under different publishers and writers have treated her as a more serious character than others. The Dynamite runs mostly lean heavily on the cheesecake (not only does Sonja wear that chainmail bikini as an all-purpose outfit for every occasion, but she also apparently manages to find eyeshadow and blush even while dungeon-crawling) but otherwise put her in
This is my first experience with Red Sonja but I'm a huge fan of badass attractive ladies wielding swords so I'm not sure why its taken me so long. I started with this particular entry point mostly because I found all the Queen Sonja volumes for cheap on ebay. Seemed as good a place as any.

The art is ok, not mind blowing, not bad. The storyline is about what I expected. Sonja is suitably badass. The bad guys are suitably bad. There is lots of blood and action. The plot is not mind blowing, but c
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not recommended

Art wasn't great, story felt incredibly rushed. Honestly, I'd just recommend reading Gail Simone's stuff instead.

Don't get me wrong, I've read worse things, this is just a bit dull.
Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
So somebody got a good idea to make Sonja a queen because Conan is king? Did it work?
Well.... here and there it did. Sonja's trek to queendom was fun and gorey but will it work now she has the power? Time will tell.
Nice and sexy sleek art, though.
Scott Waldie
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Solid artwork, solid fantasy war story, I feel that Sonja's a little flat though personality-wise in this run. ...more
Ned Leffingwell
This book hit all the notes for a sword and sorcery story. We get limbs being hacked off, magic, battles, and the chain mail bikini. It was entertaining. Read it if you are a fan of Red Sonja.
Jan 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The character of Red Sonja is known for a few different reasons. These range from the low fantasy setting her stories take place in, to the extreme gore and violence of the tales, to the title character's ridiculously impractical wardrobe.

This put me off some when reading Queen Sonja, Vol. 1, and truly, if the comic hadn't turned out so good, I would have skipped the story altogether. It seems like an outfit designed solely for titillating the male reader through the use of an extremely, literal
Jul 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, fantasy
This volume certainly is action-packed, but it also seemed overly compressed and abbreviated, making Sonja's rise to power bafflingly sudden. It's also disappointing that despite printing Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age setting map at the front of the book they set the story in some generic, unconnected kingdom called Sogaria. Still, the premise of the series is intriguing. Hopefully future volumes will ease up on the pace a bit. ...more
Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Nothing terribly deep and riveting here and the artwork isn't as attractive as other Sonja titles, but it's still a helluva lot of fun. And that's the whole reason to read Red Sonja stories, right? Good stuff. ...more
Amanda Majasaari
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Totally entertaining tales of Red Sonja.
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Much bloodier than the regular Red Sonja series. I've put off reading this series until now. Can't wait to read the next book. ...more
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Joshua Ortega is an author and journalist best known for his novel Frequencies, as well as his comic book and graphic novel work on entertainment properties such as Star Wars, Spider-Man, Batman, Star Trek, The Escapist, and The Necromancer.

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