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Red Sonja – The Crimson Well gets closer to its conclusion!


Red Sonja #79 hits shelves tomorrow; we’re two issues away from Gail Simone’s tenure on the issue, and as excited as I am about this, Brandon Jerwa is making is damned hard to say goodbye. The Crimson Well storyline is downright addictive reading; I want to scream, “NO!” at the end of every issue, yet I want the story to go on forever because it’s so good. That’s the mark of a good comic and a good story.


Sonja disappeared for a length of time, and returned… different. People are out to get her, and she’s not altogether sure what’s happened to her. She knows she’s changed, and she knows she’s got a thirst that needs to be slaked. After last issue’s throwdown with Dracula himself, all bets are off. She’s in full battle lust, until she finds herself in the Palace of Mages, where she begins recovering her memory – and she’s not happy about what comes back to her. Can she be redeemed? Even more important, can she get revenge?

Jerwa is giving us everything he’s got in these last few issues of Red Sonja, and I couldn’t be more grateful. This is a seamless follow-up to the Prophecy miniseries, and sword and sorcery fantasy at its best. Sonja struggles with her own nature, at constant war with the beast within her, and we finally see that her own faith falters. It’s a very human moment for a superheroine.

Red Sonja #79 is on shelves tomorrow. Make sure it’s in your pull file.

Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila
Cover Artist: Lucio Parrillo
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 10, 2013
Diamond ID: MAR131091

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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