Red Sonja Finds Herself in a Tight Spot – ‘Legenderry Red Sonja #3 (of 5)’ Review

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Cover for Legenderry Red Sonja #3 by DavilaLegenderry Red Sonja #3 finds the red-haired warrior in a tight spot: She and her newfound friend, Elizabeth Frankenstein, were captured by Victor and his rebuilt Captain Nemo in the last issue. Now, she is left alone to confront a mad scientist (some might say the mad scientist) on his home territory.

Marc Andreyko keeps this an exciting action story, with Red Sonja facing progressive degrees of peril as the scientist’s nefarious plot unfolds. He also keeps her quick-witted and confident. Red Sonja may be in danger, but she is never the “woman in jeopardy.”

Aneke clearly delights in the steampunk trappings, with everything from the goggles on Sonja’s head to the ruffles on Frankenstein’s shirt flaunting the choice of locale. The faces are dramatic and expressive, though it is a bit distracting that everyone, except the monstrous Nemo, possesses extraordinarily puffy lips. Sonja continues to stride aggressively through the book, showing confidence at every turn. The colors, provided by Impacto Studios, are crisp and bright—Sonja has the greenest eyes any woman has ever possessed, but they suit the tone of the tale.

Legenderry Red Sonja #3 is a part of a five-part series, but a newcomer could still jump on board and enjoy the ride. The series so far is a fast-paced, action-filled tale that revels in its unlikely setting and character combinations.

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Aneke
Colors: Impacto Studios
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover A Main: Sergio Fernandez Davila

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