The Nature of Things – Review of “Red Sonja” #6

RSv2-06-Cov-FrisonThis issue of “Red Sonja” gives us the nature of so many things…the nature of evil, the nature of rulers, the nature of loyalty and the nature of treachery, the nature of a plague…and the nature of a warrior.  When we last left Sonja, both she and Annisia were once again captives of the Butcher of Zamora, Bazrat!  There’s a lot to be resolved here in another excellent issue of “Red Sonja”!

LIGHT SPOILERS ONLY

As they are preparing for a battle that neither of them truly wants, Bazrat has one more revelation for Sonja and Annisia, one that changes everything we’ve known so far and that sends Annisia completely over the edge.  Meanwhile, Nia and Ayla are leading the survivors of Patra in an uprising against their tormentors.  There is death all around…and more than one character won’t make it out of this issue alive.  Just who will survive, and what shocking revelations will we find? To get that, you really need to grab this issue of “Red Sonja”.

Gail Simone wraps up a great arc in “Red Sonja”, one that re-establishes her as the amazing and iconic character she deserves to be.  Sonja is a fighter without equal, a friend whose loyalty is unsurpassed, an adversary truly to be feared, and a person who lives her life to the absolute fullest every single day.   The story provides several shocking surprises as this arc concludes, showing us just how far Bazrat and those supporting him have been willing to go.   And, the conclusion (while we won’t reveal it here) is riveting.

Simone’s excellent script is matched by great artwork from Walter Geovani on pencils/inks and Adriano Lucas on colors.  The covers are stunning from Jenny Frison, Jill Thompson and Stephanie Buscema.  This is a top-of-the-buy-pile book – and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Ed is a long-time comics collector, going back to the days when comics were only 12 cents. He reviews DC titles and a variety of Indie publishers here at TMStash.

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