Advanced Review – Red Sonja #2
Red Sonja #2
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
I smell drama and betrayal cooking in this issue of Red Sonja. After defeating the Black Talons, Sonja goes off to find the general they belong too. She finds the General Taerga in a local theater. There is a show mocking the people of Brythunians, Kosali, and Zaugiri, much to the disgust of actress Midyan. Sonja does her best to break it up. Fighting breaks out, and Sonja gets away to find the king who thinks this mockery is okay.
To the king’s castle she goes, along with Midyan She steps into the throne room and is greeted by a familiar face on the throne. It is Savas, the man who carved the falcon for her. He greets her with a kiss, and Sonja almost melts into his arms. She then remembers who she is and why she is there.
Marguerite Bennett is great at building up a story. There is also a pattern to her work. This issue portrayed Sonja better than the last one. Not because of Sonja’s identity crisis, but because of the way she leaps into action. Aneke’s art is always good to see. That Cheshire cat grin comes up again on another character, and its pretty funny and creepy. I am glad that Aneke can portray such emotion on the faces of these characters. The page during the theater brawl was jumbled, but it had a lot of dynamic panels. I have to applaud Marguerite Sauvage on her beautiful covers.