Review: Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues

In Comic Books, Dynamite, Movies by Beyond The Geek2 Comments

You either enjoy motion comics or you don’t. Simple as that.

Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues is the latest pen and ink heroine to grace the medium. While I’m a fan of the sometimes jerky form of animation, I know many have a deep annoyance for it. I don’t get it. It’s bringing the art you love to life, in motion…what’s not to like? That said, I would’ve loved for this saga to brought to life via animation or live action.

(sidebar: Seriously, Hollywood! You keep saying you need more strong female super hero types. Red Sonja is you’re girl! She’s got it all. You’d think with the success of Game of Thrones and Vikings somebody would be in post right now. Anyways.)

If you’re not a fan of Gail Simone and Walter Geovani run at Dynamite, two things. One; you’ve missed one of the best comic comics in recent memory. And, two; sadly it might detour your from purchasing this Blu Ray, but it shouldn’t. Honestly, if you’ve always wanted to get into the Red Haired Devil this a perfect way to saddle on up to the franchise.

Voice actress Misty Lee (Michigan Native, what up girl!) does a stellar job of brining Sonja to life. It’s the Sonja we’ve dreamed about, commanding, sassy and like Tom Petty, won’t back down. In Plagues, Sonja faces the brutal warrior Dark Annsia whom is (almost) her equal. Simone’s tale is dark, bloody, and oozes greatness, coupled with Geovani’s art popping to life like never before-as a member of the Red Sonja army-this motion comic is almost too excellent to be true.

Out on Blu-Ray/DVD now, from Shout Factory and Dynamite Entertainment.

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