Finally – FINALLY! After what felt like an eternity, Brandon Jerwa’s run on Red Sonja comes to an end with issue #80 and the conclusion of the Crimson Well story.
The Crimson Well series picks up where the 2012 Prophecy crossover left off, where Red Sonja was dealing with actions taken in Prophecy that deeply affected her and caused her to be hunted. She, in turn, is hunting the creature responsible for her latest woes – Dracula. She’s got some help, and in this final issue, we get the confrontation between the two that Jerwa has been building up. It’s a big issue, with a big ending. Sergio Fernandez Davila’s art complements the big story, with sweeping panels and spreads to highlight the action.
If you’ve been reading along the whole time, you’ll be satisfied with the wrap-up. Jerwa ties up his loose strings and leaves an open ending, letting us know that there will always be more Red Sonja stories to tell. If you’ve just come on board thanks to Gail Simone’s amazing relaunch of Red Sonja, please – go read the Prophecy trade, and get the Crimson Well issues so you can conclude what I think is one of the best sword and sorcery stories in recent comics.
Enjoy a quick peek at Red Sonja #80, on shelves today!
RED SONJA #80
Cover Artist: Lucio Parrillo
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila
Publication Date: August 21, 2013
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 40 pages
UPC: 725130184153 08011