Red Sonja/Tarzan #1

by Alan Rapp on May 4, 2018

in Comics

Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 comic reviewDespite some similarities, Red Sonja and Tarzan aren’t characters that naturally fit together, knowing this writer Gail Simon sidesteps the rather important question of just how these two characters are brought together and instead focuses on the why and the reason for their team-up. The first issue of Red Sonja/Tarzan introduces both characters to a common enemy in the hunter Eson Duul.

We are shown separate sequences of Duul and his men beating a drunken Sonja in the streets and years (and dimensions) away Duul harming the African animals and locals of the area who Tarzan considers family. While Tarzan gets a small victory over the man, it leads to only further trouble with the hunter who pushes back hard against the Lord of the Jungle. It does seem our two protagonists have a common foe.

Although mostly set-up for the conflict to come, and not quite enough build-up to make me believe Duul can stand-up to both heroes, there is enough here for fans of both characters to enjoy. For fans.

[Dynamite Entertainment, $3.99]

jamie May 7, 2018 at 9:46 pm

I don’t know what I was expecting with this comic but I was disappointed.

jack May 10, 2018 at 3:59 am

Characters brought together for the sake of it. How Sonja finds Tarzan of for that matter speaks English is left hanging. A villain without any saving grace- his badness is underlined so heavily that it’s silly. Don’t think about it or the holes in this story get bigger and more plentiful as you go. Not very good.

Nick August 23, 2019 at 10:39 am

Rubbish first issue which led onto a rubbish series … after the rave reviews earned just because Gail Simone’s name was on the writer’s line, readers deserted it in droves. Walter Geovani’s art was absolutely miles away from his best as well. This has been eclipsed by Mark Russell’s current ongoing, as well as Luke Lieberman’s ‘Birth Of The She-Devil’ mini and Amy Chu’s volume.

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