CBI Review: Red Sonja Vol. 3 #3
Red Sonja Vol. 3 #3
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Cover: Marguerite Sauvage
There are some things that are just too much. In this issue, we get that too much. I am crying from laughter and cringing at what is happening right now.
Sonja cannot catch a break in this book. First she doesn’t know what to do with her life, and now she’s taking on an entire kingdom. The ruler of said kingdom happens to be an old lover, Savas, who rose through the ranks from merchant to king. He attempts to “possess” Sonja, but Sonja is not having it. She gets away, along with Midyan, but manages to run into a familiar face. Another old over (how many does she have?). Y’know what, I’m not even mad. Raka, the other lover, might be useful. Here’s to hoping we get some action out of him.
I forget why Midyan is still hanging around Sonja, but maybe a little companionship could work in Sonja’s favor. Speaking of favors, Sonja has rightfully declined Savas’s offer of marriage and what does he do? Sends three Sonja lookalikes after her. Athletic build, bikini armor, and red hair, too. Thanks for the laugh, Marguerite Bennett. I sure needed one. Kinda sick on Savas’s part, though.
Aneke’s art is great. His facial expressions are so funny. Seeing King Savas get angry with those facial expressions is priceless. However, Aneke does give him a regal look of sort while showing his true colors. I would have liked to see more of Savas’s grand castle from the inside, but I’m not too picky about it. The way some of the hands are drawn could use some looking over. In some panels they look fine, but in other pages they look awkward and stiff. The fight scenes are great shots, and his open panels are pretty good. I love splash pages, and can count on Aneke for good ones.