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Red Sonja #5

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

This issue: The voice behind the curtain stands revealed as Sonja continues to battle against the massive forces against her! You won’t want to miss this issue and the revelation that was foreshadowed back in issue #0!

Written by TORUNN GRØNBEKK and illustrated by WALTER GEOVANI, this acclaimed series continues its all-star showcase of cover artists here with amazing imagery from LUCIO PARRILLO, BRYAN HITCH, JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER, and BJORN BARENDS!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic maintains that addictive narrative dynamic, where Red Sonja faces her greatest enemy without knowing it in the middle of a war between peoples led by a psychotic sorcerer.

    Art has textures that give the details a retro/vintage touch that highlights the interesting dynamism and a warm color palette towards red and yellow that gives it a dynamic tone. The fight sequences are impressive with splash pages that balance the sensuality of Red Sonja with the lethal speed of her sword.

  • 98

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    While Red Sonja rescues the powerless and bestows mercy on monsters, a fallen foe influences events from beyond the grave, raining destruction upon the Hyborian world in Red Sonja #5.

  • 80

    This issue is a doozy, but a rewarding one. In the span of 20-something pages, we get an excellent self-contained fight for Sonja, some larger developments in lore, and one hell of a cliffhanger. Torunn Gronbekk’s script navigates it all in an overwhelming but entertaining manner. The art from Walter Geovani is great in some moments and underbaked in others — but overall, this issue is a worthwhile journey.

  • 80

    Lotusland Comics

    ‘Red Sonja’ by Torunn Gronbekk, Walter Geovani, and Omi Remalante, Jr. has been an exciting immersive fantasy adventure so far and they don’t let up with issue five. This action-packed, dialogue-heavy chapter propels the story forward with expanded lore-building and an ending you won’t see coming. Gronbekk carefully balances the weight of information with the constant threats to Sonja as she absorbs the revelations while fighting for her life. In lesser hands, the story could have been jumbled and indecipherable but Gronbekk keeps it tightly organized. Geovani and Remalante as usual, create art out of chaos when Sonja goes to battle. The framing of the attacks is clear and exciting in its escalation and choreography while the colors accentuate the carnage with boldness. I will say that because it is dialogue-heavy, it’s hard to imagine all the events around Sonja while holding a conversation, so that’s a bit distracting but another entertaining issue nonetheless.

  • 70

    Comical Opinions

    RED SONJA (VOL. 7) #5 cranks out the action and intrigue when Red Sonja fights her way through the countryside to reach Thord Vard’s stronghold. The action is entertaining, and the art is excellent, but the payoff of Red Sonja’s hidden companion is a letdown

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