Tuesday, October 27, 2009

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Red Sonja #49

BAD THING: The cover on the copy I picked up, which - even by the standards of Red Sonja and making allowances for the tropes of the sword and sorcery genre - is frelling ridiculous. At least the interior artist had the decency to give her furs to put over her armor whenever she went to a snowy climate.

GOOD THING: This waste of a series is finally over and is coming back with a new writer who has proven himself capable of writing Red Sonja in the past!

In case you are wondering how the series ends... it's with a whimper and a sob, not a bang. Sonja kills the man who killed her husband. Sonja kills the fake goddess/sorceress who has been manipulating her for an apparent eternity. Sonja is apparently now completely mortal, unbeholden to any goddess or oath and the series ends one year later with her partnering up with her bardic companion Osin to look for someplace that is "not boring".

So... yeah. Pretty much everything about Sonja that makes her unique and interesting has been tossed out the window in favor of another blank slate. Except it isn't really a blank slate since you need to know all about the stupid "her goddess is a sorceress" retcon from THIS series in order to understand a lick of it.

Maybe the new series will be better. We can only hope.

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