Monday, January 24, 2011

Red Sonja: Mutants and Masterminds 3rd Edition

Was re-reading my Mutants and Masterminds 3rd Edition book here and thought I should give Sonja a try.
I put her at PL 9, which is about where she would be for the Warriors and Warlocks book for M&M 2nd Ed.  Plus it puts on par with Tarot Witch of the Black Rose. The two certainly seem distantly related. Or maybe not so distantly really.

Red Sonja

Real name: Sonja
Gender: F
Age: mid-20s
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green

Power Level: 9

STR: 5 (1)AGL: 3FGT: 14 (4)AWE: 2
STA: 6 (1)DEX: 5 (1)INT: 2PRE: 4

Dodge: 9
Parry: 9/14
Fortitude: 8
Toughness: 9
Will: 4

Armor (Chain mail)

Accurate Attack, All out attack, Attractive 2, Close Attack, Diehard, Equipment (Sword and Armor), Extraordinary Effort, Fascinate (Intimidation), Fearless, Great Endurance, Improved Critical +3 (Sword), Improved Defense +2, Languages (Hyrkanian), Precise Attack (all), Prone Fighting


Athletics +7, Close combat (sword) +19, Deception +4, Insight +3, Intimidation +10, Investigation +3, Perception +5, Persuasion +4, Stealth +7

Gift of the Red Goddess Scáthach
-Enhanced Ability: Dexterity 4
-Enhanced Ability: Strength 4
-Enhanced Ability: Stamina 5
-Enhanced Ability: Fighting 10
Cold Immunity 1

Compulsion: Must never lie with a man unless he has beaten her in single combat
Fame: Sonja is known throughout the land

Power Points
Abilities: 36 Powers: 47 Advantages: 28 Skills: 14 Defenses: 10 = 135 pp

Fairly pleased with this build.  I am sure it is a matter of opinion where fighting skills vs her agility vs her strength lie, but this woks out well.

Cross-posted here:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sonja even looks hot as a zombie

I'm probably the last guy on the short bus to discover the silliness that is Dead Sonja She-Zombie with a Sword, but I stumbled across this Sonja parody a couple of months ago on and have been meaning to mention it here, on the offchance that I'm not the only person who is unaware.

Here's a comment from one of the three artists involved (from way back in 2006 when the book came out):

Dead Sonja
I've been working on a comic for print lately, written by Rob Potchak Jr. and co-written by Keenspot's own Chris Crosby. It's a parody comic called Dead Sonja. It's gonna be published by Blatant Comics and it's a 48 page one-shot. The comic is drawn in three parts by three different artists, I'm the one responsible for the art for part 3. I'm close to finishing my part already, but I thought maybe I should start promoting the comic as well with a 2 page splash I just finished today. Check out October PREVIEWS, Diamond gave this comic a spotlight spot.

The art in the book is kind of uneven, as you might expect coming from three different artists, but has some really well-drawn panels and was available with three different covers (the regular cover, the Bloodbath cover, and the Dead Sexy cover).

This is one of my favorite panels from the book:

The story begins with a slightly skewed Sonja-origin story (quite a bit skewed from the origin of Sonja that we're all familiar with). The whole thing has sort of a Mad Magazine feel to it. The illustrations of the second part of the story are my favorite - they have a real Dave Cooper feel to them. There's even a Conan tie-in (Bonan the Carbarian) in this story. Sonja and Conan (Bonan) face off...sort of and do eventually fight it out. The art in the last section of the story isn't horrible, but it's my least favorite (the art belonging to the guy quoted above).

There are even brief Star Wars, Lord of the Rings (sort of), and Army of Darkness references in the book. It's a nerd-trifecta. Score!

You can still pick up a copy of this comic (the actual, physical copy) if you look hard enough. I haven't bothered to pick up an actual copy of the book yet, but I may put forth an effort at ComicCon this summer (if I remember). I've always got my eyes open for Sonja stuff at the con.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dustin Nguyen

Thanks to Land of Nod for this pic.

Red Sonja by Dustin Nguyen.
Semi-related he also did the famous "Red Carpet" picture featuring all the red-headed super heroes of DC And Marvel.
His site is here,

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Rated R for RED SONJA

Ya ' know it aint the first time and won't be the last.
I like to browse the RED SONJA gallery @ Comicart looking for cool drawings.
Many times I find Nip slips and wardrobe malfunction or even straight up full frontal topless shots.
No doubt about it people love the cheesecake factor. I remember a Facebook friend of mine ( an established comic professional ) saying he " Thinks it's creepy for someone to want to see a naked super hero. "....NOW...I do agree seeing gratuitous or sleazie renderings of Super folk engaging in sexual acts is a bit creepy.
But I think these particular drawings of BIG RED bursting at the seams are rather tasteful. Not sleazy at all. IMHO ....I am an artist myself. I was trained using life models. So seeing naked boobies does not excite me. I rather feel that a woman's body is a piece of art.
Gods finest work....yes he created the natural wonders of the world and that includes WOMEN.
So don't be put off by seeing RED in all her glory. Enjoy the beautiful artwork. It's not sleazy at all to like good artwork. It expands your horizons. :)