Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sorry I have been neglecting...

I have been paying a lot of attention to Adventures in Nerdliness lately (some good posts on they way). Here is a bit of art by Art Adams which I found on Tumblr:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yep, Sonja's still the Queen...

The fourth issue of Queen Sonja came out a couple of weeks ago and I figured I would have been beaten to the punch long before now, but Mikey must be asleep at the wheel. So here's my impression of this series that seems a little too much like a weak version of King Conan.

Mel Rubi's art still just seems...well, less good than the other artists who have worked on the various Sonja titles. It's not horrible, and certainly better than nothing, but when you have great art like the work in Wrath of the Gods, Mel's art just seems even less good.

Here are a couple of the pages that I thought were among the better illustrated in this issue:

The whole "Queen" thing just seems to have magically happened, too. Maye they're planning to go back and explain how she became queen or maybe I skipped an issue without realizing it, but I'm a little lost. And since when does Sonja cover herself with armor (yeah, I know - she didn't start out with the bikini, but it has become her thing and I'm not liking the changes!) And don't get me started on the wolfmen at the end of the issue. Seriously?

I'm not going to abandon the title (especially if the Lucio Parrillo covers continue to be so amazing), but I'm just saying it doesn't stack up as one of the better Sonja series that Dynamite has put out. Am I wrong? Is it really a good series and I'm just being an over-critical butthole? If so, tell me what I'm overlooking, because I don't get it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

WRATH of the GODS!!!

the "Wrath of the Gods."
Written by Luke Leiberman and Ethan Ryker, featuring the returning art of
Walter (RED SONJA) Geovani, WRATH OF THE GODS explores the mysteries of Sonja's past, while presenting her with the malicious threat of Loki in the present! Can Thor, the God of Thunder, and Odin, the All-Father, aid the warrior woman and prevent their fellow god from destroying the very world? Featuring a fully-painted cover by Lucio Parrillo.

While I know that Thor ,Odin and Loki are popularly Marvel comics characters people must take into consideration that these Norse deities who are commonly known in the Marvel Universe they are based on an ancient Pagan religion and are basically public domain. Anyone can write a story with THOR and ODIN. Now...the cool thing is this! RED SONJA is caught in the middle of a DAMNED GOD WAR! What part will she play in all of this? The suspense is killing me.
Needless to say I can't wait and I feel this series is going to be the coolest damned series since SAVAGE RED SONJA!
I can't wait and I'm going to be waiting in front of the comic shop day and night for the next issue. Who's with me?