There is almost no way this could be a more perfect one-shot Red Sonja adventure for me. Red Sonja, saving a baby polar bear from cruel Aesir warriors, and then kicking some warrior ass when they try to talk back. The only problem is, she finds herself faced with fighting this same bear, years later, when she’s taken prisoner and forced to fight in gladiatorial games. What’s the She-Devil going to do?
This book is a one-shot story, which only serves to flesh out Red Sonja’s continuing legend. I loved the writing – I’ve enjoyed Nancy A. Collins’ horror novels in the past, and her writing translates so well to the comic book format. Fritz Casas’ art does Sonja justice, with lots of movement and action and expression. And check out Joseph Michael Linsner’s cover! (Sigh… will we get a new Dawn series any time soon?)
For Red Sonja fans, this is a must-have. If you’re worried about jumping into the series without being caught up with current stories, this is the perfect entry point – it’s a one-shot, it’s easy! I give it 5/5 sword slashes. The book is out tomorrow – go get it!
RED SONJA: BERSERKER
Writer: Nancy A. Collins
Artist: Fritz Casas
Cover Artist: Joseph Michael Linsner
On-Sale: February 12, 2014
Diamond ID: DEC131053