RED SONJA: QUEEN OF PLAGUES REVIEWED
“Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues” is a motion comic of Gail Simone’s recent run on the Dynamite Comics version of the famous She Devil. While Red Sonja and Conan were never my bag as a kid, I appreciate Shout’s commitment to using motion comics to bring these tales to wider attention. It’s just that these sort of adaptations feel cheap when similar material is getting cinematic and animated treatment. Misty Lee does an amazing job as the lead character, but at times…things feel a little too Clutch Cargo.
Walter Geovani’s art really pops in HD, but I feel an animated adaptation could’ve fared better. I should be careful of what I say, as we all know that similar sentiment with “The Killing Joke” didn’t fare that well. So, what is the answer? Motion comics have their place, but I’m not sure if they are the best vehicle to win over a new audience. I do like that the Blu insert mentions Gail Simone’s currently available TPB work on Red Sonja. Let’s get as many readers into comic shops, people. It’s the way of the future!
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 8/2/2016
- Video - 88%88%
- Audio - 84%84%
- Supplemental Material - 78%78%
- Film Score - 80%80%
The Plot Thus Far
Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect… even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what neither god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance, Queen of the Plagues takes Red Sonja from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory.
From Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) and Walter Geovani (Vampirella, Witchblade), based on the comic series originally published by Dynamite, Red Sonja: Queen Of Plagues gives the iconic fantasy heroine a fresh new attitude! And now, you can see it all brought to life, starring Misty Lee (Ultimate Spider-Man)!