Artist Walter Geovani is an underrated treasure. I greatly enjoyed Geovani's work on previous Red Sonja books and wished he'd be given a lengthier engagement on the series than he'd had previously. As in previous issues, Geovani continues to show why he is one of the best sword-and-sorcery artists in the business today.
Gail Simone's script reveals a number of surprising twists in this final chapter. Miraculously not a one of them feels tacked-on or added just for the sake of shock value. Longtime fans of Simone's oeuvre may be surprised to see how straight the queen of comic-book comedy plays things here. This issue is all action with nary a bit of snark or sarcasm. What won't surprise anyone is how good the final product is.