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We all know Red Sonja is the She-Devil with a Sword. As tough as she is, it's great to see that sometimes things don't go exactly the way she thought they would. Eric Trautmann and Walter Geovani bring us the next chapter in Red Sonja's adventure. Check out the exclusive extended preview of issue #64 below.

RED SONJA #64

32 pages FC • $3.99 • Teen +

Written by ERIC TRAUTMANN

Art by WALTER GEOVANI

Covers by WALTER GEOVANI (50%), WAGNER REIS (50%)

The She-Devil With A Sword has traveled from pastoral Shem to strife-torn Koth and now, into the dark heart of Stygia itself. Sonja's quest: a lost weapon of terrifying power, and perhaps, some measure of atonement. But the sinister schemes of the Phaorah's own witch, Azenathi, may only bring Red Sonja death.

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#1 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

not to be mean or anything, but is there anything worth while in this comis besides almost naked chick with pointy objects??

#2 Posted by NightFang (10068 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion: That's kind of a silly question.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33479 posts) - - Show Bio
@KainScion: is there anything worth while in the Avengers apart from men in tights running around punching each other?
#4 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: PLEASE just the thought of comparing the avengers to medieval barbie makes me laugh.

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33479 posts) - - Show Bio
@KainScion said:

@spiderbat87: PLEASE just the thought of comparing the avengers to medieval barbie makes me laugh.

shoo troll, do't bother me.
#6 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: bite me spiderchump

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33479 posts) - - Show Bio
@KainScion said:

@spiderbat87: bite me spiderchump

wow your wit and eloquence is astounding 
#8 Posted by Gordo789 (201 posts) - - Show Bio

I am sort of interested in this series, but conan is satisfying my quasi-historical fantasy swords & sorcery needs these days.

#9 Posted by Vance Astro (91237 posts) - - Show Bio
@KainScion said:  

@spiderbat87: PLEASE just the thought of comparing the avengers to medieval barbie makes me laugh.@spiderbat87 said:
@KainScion said:

@spiderbat87: PLEASE just the thought of comparing the avengers to medieval barbie makes me laugh.

shoo troll, do't bother me.
@KainScion said:

@spiderbat87: bite me spiderchump

C'mon guys, be nice :)
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#10 Posted by supergirlH0p3 (53 posts) - - Show Bio

Yah, Kain has obviously never read an issue of Sonja. There is SO much more to her than a "medieval barbie"

#11 Posted by eric_trautmann (16 posts) - - Show Bio

To answer your original question, and I admit I'm biased, but yeah, I think there is something worthwhile here. Sonja is a tough, resourceful and intelligent heroine, with enough outlaw in her to keep her interesting. The Hyborian kingdoms are a compelling setting, and I've been lucky in that the artists on the series for my run have been excellent storytellers. Walter in particular has brought a lot of nuance to his version of Sonja.

As for the "bikini," it's only appeared sporadically in my run. She's changed armor and clothing to suit the situation she finds herself in. For much of the first arc, "War Season" (issues #51 to 55), she wears chainmail and leather armor, for example.

If you like sword and sorcery in the style of Robert E. Howard's CONAN, you might find rather a lot to enjoy here.

If you DON'T, then, no, a Howardian sword and sorcery book probably isn't for you.

In either case, however, I don't think I've written "medieval Barbie" at any point in my extended run on the title.

#12 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Trautmann you are truly a genius! From what I saw of this extended preview it makes me realize why Red Sonja is another great Dynamite title on level with others I enjoy :) It may sound funny but Kheshatta looked for a moment like New Krypton as it was rising from the ground, hehe. Man I love Hyborian stories! I bow to you good sir.

#13 Posted by The Impersonator (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice!

#14 Posted by Judge_Dredd (149 posts) - - Show Bio

Well said Eric! It's weird how some people see a little sexuality or just some feminine beauty and they discount the story being told.

#15 Posted by eric_trautmann (16 posts) - - Show Bio

@Judge_Dredd To be fair, there are several periods in the character's history that play precisely to those stereotypes, so it's a legitimate concern -- mostly, I just wanted to steer us away from the snark and talk about the actual book. ;)

#16 Edited by waltergeovani (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@Judge_Dredd: I tottally agree with you! If a reader doesnt like sexy chicks on comics,it´s ok.But don´t like a story JUST BECAUSE there´s a sexy chick on it,it´s...

And I agree with @eric_trautmann,too :) There was a time when I was just worried in draw her in sexy poses and so...but when I started to work with Eric,I decided to concentrate on storytelling.Sometimes I can´t resist,though :P But,it´s only sometimes :)

#17 Posted by Judge_Dredd (149 posts) - - Show Bio

@eric_trautmann: @waltergeovani: If a story is good I don't mind if it's also sexy, it's not only allowed... it's encouraged. ;) Keep up the good work gents.

#18 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

@eric_trautmann said:

To answer your original question, and I admit I'm biased, but yeah, I think there is something worthwhile here. Sonja is a tough, resourceful and intelligent heroine, with enough outlaw in her to keep her interesting. The Hyborian kingdoms are a compelling setting, and I've been lucky in that the artists on the series for my run have been excellent storytellers. Walter in particular has brought a lot of nuance to his version of Sonja.

As for the "bikini," it's only appeared sporadically in my run. She's changed armor and clothing to suit the situation she finds herself in. For much of the first arc, "War Season" (issues #51 to 55), she wears chainmail and leather armor, for example.

If you like sword and sorcery in the style of Robert E. Howard's CONAN, you might find rather a lot to enjoy here.

If you DON'T, then, no, a Howardian sword and sorcery book probably isn't for you.

In either case, however, I don't think I've written "medieval Barbie" at any point in my extended run on the title.