REVIEW: 'Red Sonja' #5 by Torunn Gronbekk, Walter Geovani, and Omi Remalante, Jr.



writer: Torunn Grønbekk

artist: Walter Geovani, Omi Remalante, Jr.

Letterer: Simon Bowland

covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Bjorn Barends (B), Joseph Michael Linsner (C), Bryan Hitch (D), Cosplay/Rachel Hollon (E)

FC | 32 pages | Sword & Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

In Stores November 15

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!


★★★★☆ (4/5)

QUICK REVIEW: '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.