Saturday, March 5, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Queen Sonja #13
GOOD THING: This story gives us a new origin for Sonja's infamous chainmail bikini armor and it is, out of all the tales we've been given, probably the most plausible. While a part of me finds it hard to believe that Sonja would continue to wear what was meant to be a slave's garments as armor (even in tribute to her fallen first-love) I can't deny that the story is compelling and certainly makes a good deal more sense than her finding the odd armor in an old tomb (the Cross Plains Comics origin given in their only Red Sonja book) or continuing to wear the costume given to her by a king who sought to put her in his harem (i.e. The Marvel origin).
BAD THING: The artwork is as bad as ever, being sketchy and oddly inked.
The Final Verdict: As before, a good story with bad artwork.