Legenderry: Red Sonja #3

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True to her devil-may-care life style, when Red wakes up chained to a wall, her first thought is to wonder what she drank last night. It’s only after Frankenstein and his zombi-fied Nemo show up that she realizes she didn’t have a vivid dream. She meets Pierre Aronnax, who was the narrator of the novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, now in the captivity of Frankenstein.

Eventually, of course, Red breaks free. She fights her way through the Nautilus, including against one foe that surprised her. She eventually manages to escape the ship in a scene that reminded me of one from Star Wars, but a lot grosser. Red does get off the ship, but it’s a pretty great example of “out of the frying pan, into the fire.”

Plot: I’m giving this a low 4 out of 5 for plot. It’s fun, there’s great adventure, and I admit I’m a sucker for bringing in classic literary references. This is a great spin on Red Sonja, and I’m enjoying it a lot.

Art: The art is perfect for this. Red looks great, there are some wonderful facial expressions, and you get a good feel for her moving and fighting. I’m giving the art a 4.5 out of 5. The cover was beautiful, aside from adding a lot of weird string-like things to Sonja’s outfit that no fighter would ever want in the way, or for an enemy to grab.

Positives: Great art, fun story, good action. Really, what else do you need? I do wonder both how she’s going to get out this nasty cliffhanger and who she’s going to run into next from turn of the century action stories.

Negatives: I don’t like what they did to one of Sonja’s allies, and I hope Red finds a way to reverse it. That’s my only complaint.

All the Legenderry books are entertaining, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do next. I hope sales are good enough of all three series to do some more in the future.

Legenderry: Red Sonja #3

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Aneke
Colorist: Impacto Studios
Letterer: Dave Laphear
Cover: Sergio Davila and Ivan Nunes

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