Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sonja & Friends in Dynamite's Prophecy

I may be the odd-man-out here, but I'm not a huge fan of Paul Renaud's Red Sonja covers - I really prefer Jusko's, Parillo's, Linsner's and...well, pretty much any of the artists who paint her likeness - though the "paint" is as likely to have been applied to the canvas electronically these days.

But I have to admit that the Sonja gracing the most recent (and not actually read until yesterday) cover of Dynamite's Prophecy (issue 3) is pretty damn impressive. (Yeah, I'm a bit behind on my comic reading. My unread comics now fill over two long boxes in my garage.)

I was planning to scan the cover of my own copy of the book to get a super-mega-hi-res image, but I haven't quite gotten around to it yet, so enjoy this image of the cover lifted from the interweb.

As far as the story between the covers...well, it's pretty silly (Sonja chasing Kulan Gath through time and uniting with other characters from Dynamite's large-breasted stable to take him down). It's illustrated about as well as most of Dynamite's books.

It's not exactly a "must buy" for Red Sonja fans, but I generally pick up anything Sonja-related I can find. This issue might be worth acquiring for the cover alone.

5 comments:

  1. I have been reading it too. You are right, not a must buy, but fun.

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  2. I just wanted to say you are not the odd man out, I prefer other artists renditions of Red Sonja too.

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    1. But you gotta admit that Sonja on the Prophecy 3 cover is pretty well done, nevertheless.

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  3. Certainly well done, just not my favorite.

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  4. women swords cleavage and cheesecake...all you'd ever sask for

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