Red Sonja, Vol. 2: The Art of Blood and Fire

  • Title: Red Sonja, Vol. 2: The Art of Blood and Fire
  • Author: Gail Simone Walter Geovanni Ivan Rodriguez Jenny Frison
  • ISBN: 9781606905296
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Red Sonja Vol The Art of Blood and Fire A dying emperor has a last request of Sonja He is throwing the ultimate send off party and needs the six greatest artisans from all the known lands the greatest chef swordsman courtesan and If Son
    A dying emperor has a last request of Sonja He is throwing the ultimate send off party, and needs the six greatest artisans from all the known lands the greatest chef, swordsman, courtesan, and If Sonja brings them in time, he will free a thousand slavesbut if she fails, they will be buried alive right next to his coffin Collects issues 7 12 of the ongoing RedA dying emperor has a last request of Sonja He is throwing the ultimate send off party, and needs the six greatest artisans from all the known lands the greatest chef, swordsman, courtesan, and If Sonja brings them in time, he will free a thousand slavesbut if she fails, they will be buried alive right next to his coffin Collects issues 7 12 of the ongoing Red Sonja comic book series, plus the special 0 issue.

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    About Gail Simone Walter Geovanni Ivan Rodriguez Jenny Frison


    1. Gail Simone is a comic book writer well known for her work on Birds of Prey DC , Wonder Woman DC , and Deadpool Marvel , among others, and has also written humorous and critical commentary on comics and the comics industry such as the original Women in Refrigerators website and a regular column called You ll All Be Sorry.


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    1. For the most part, Gail Simone’s Red Sonja remains an enjoyable romp of a comic book: pulpy, raunchy, horny, exploitative, more than a little silly, yet always with a lot of attitude… and an excellent cleavage, yes, but that is (almost) beside the point. You see, it's our heroine's uninhibited nature I have come to appreciate: "I drink, I fight, I bed." Here and there, though, I got the impression that Simone is starting to run out of ideas, and that the whole thing might actually have worke [...]

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    2. Gail Simone and Walter Geovani’s Red Sonja run continues to impress with this second volume, The Art of Blood and Fire. This might be Dynamite’s best series since The Boys (which happens to be, ironically, about a girl)!A dying emperor (who looks a lot like an Egyptian pharaoh) is arranging a death party before he clocks out. He tasks Sonja with acquiring for him the six greatest artisans in the world from these professions: chef, swordsman, courtesan, beast-master, stargazer and dancer. She [...]

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    3. This is far more episodic than the previous volume of Red Sonja, which I loved. That isn't entirely a bad thing. Each of the individual stories is more than good enough to keep my attention, and I liked the new characters that were introduced. They get a lot of personality packed into their short times in the spotlight, and it was really good to see the group come together as a surrogate family. And then Sonja rides off at the end of the book, which was a bit disappointing. I just get invested i [...]

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    4. Excellent art and well written storyline, some great hilarious moments and good fleshed characters too, but like previous volume I really can't stand the rebooted/retconned "I drink, I fight, I bed" Conan the Barbarian-style "new" Sonja, there were almost no references to Robert E. Howard's Hyborian setting (the adding of swamp lizard-men D&D-like was just forced again) and the criticism to the cast swordsman (previous essence of the former Hyrkanian She-Devil was a real low strike for good. [...]

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    5. How to Wear a Chain-Mail Bikini in the Snow!Jan wrote that and got everyone's attention, so I thought I would try it.But that IS the central visual attraction in this comic. It's funny, because a jacket blurb by Good Kind of Geek says, "Giovani's art is still great. . . Red Sonja looks sexy without being overly sexualized." Haw! In some scenes Sonja, also known by many as The Devil, wears only this skimpy chain mail bikini, regardless of who she is fighting or what kind of weather. True, it's no [...]

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    6. Gail Simone’s run on Red Sonja continues to make the She-Devil about a lot more than tits and ass and the male gaze. Her relationships with other women are important, but here we also see how she relates to the rather male-oriented world around her. I love that it makes no excuses for what Sonja is like — low on hygiene, high on hedonism, low on distinction, high in violence… And she’s a character you can love anyway, because there are things she cares about, regrets that she has, and sh [...]

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    7. I wish I could rate this higher, but it's more like 2.5 stars.The first volume of Gail Simone's run of Red Sonja gave me such high hopes for the title moving into the future. It was fun, funny, well-paced, and engaging. Whereas this volume is filled with unfunny jokes, typos, and boring, uninspiring caricatures of 6+ medieval archetypes.The beginning of this series established (for me, a new reader of this character) that Red Sonja is a horny lush. But throughout this arc, those tendencies frequ [...]

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    8. Der zweite Band von Gail Simone ist Unterhaltung pur und toppt sogar den sehr gelungenen ersten. Natürlich fließt auch hier reichlich Blut, aber Gewalt und Dunkelheit werden aufgelockert durch trockenen Humor, den ich von Red Sonja bisher nicht kannte, der ihr aber gut steht. Gut stehen ihr auch noble Kleider, die sie bei zwei Gelegenheiten anziehen darf (obwohl, der chain mail-bikini ist natürlich das ihr einzig angemessene Kleidungsstück), und die bei Red Sonjas neuer Mission auch eine Fun [...]

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    9. I'll admit that watching Red Sonja enjoy her first real bath while taking a bath myself was deeply satisfying. I now feel a deeper connection with the She-Devil.

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    10. I have mixed feelings about Gail Simone's Red Sonja series. This second volume was better than the first - more humor, more epic, more Red Sonja being badass. That said Simone's feminist sensibilities must have caused her some cognitive dissonance writing about a cheesecake figure most famous for looking sexy in a chainmail bikini while trying to make her a serious totally-not-sexist character.The Art of Blood and Fire is fairly straightforward - a dying emperor wants his last party to be an epi [...]

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    11. Red Sonja craves sex. There are other elements to this collected arc, but the driving force behind a lot of the conflict in this volume is that Red Sonja is randy. Hunger, she can sate. Sobriety, she can rectify. But the touch of another human is something that requires the complicity of another human something Red Sonja is not exactly famous for gaining. Gail Simone's Red Sonja has always been a hard-hitter - she's something of an alcoholic, she's unrepentant in her combat style's brutality, an [...]

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    12. With the second story arc in her Red Sonja run, Gail Simone unifies what could easily be a series of six one-offs by creating a fetch quest. In this case, Sonja is asked by the nearly-dead King of Not-Egypt to find him six gifted people to play key parts in his death party. In order to raise the stakes, the king promises her that he will let his slaves free if she fulfills the request.Red Sonja Vol 2 Issue #8 - Too Stinky for SexRed Sonja Vol 2 Issue #8 – Too Stinky for SexJust as before, Simo [...]

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    13. I think it's safe to say I'm in love with Red Sonja. Who thought a woman in a metal bikini could be so much more than that? Clearly, in Gail Simone's capable hands, she's a complete badass. And thankfully, she wears more clothes than you'd expect.Sonja is fierce, strong, loyal, brave, determined, independent, and unashamed of who she is. She has a passion for drinking, fighting, and bedding that can sometimes get her in trouble, but she also has a solid heart that's intolerant to injustice. And [...]

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    14. I will always be skeptical of Red Sonja's chain mail bikini. I also remember the 1985 movie Red Sonja far too well. So it took convincing for me to read this book, even though it's written by comics rockstar Gail Simone. I loved it! And Sonja herself. Here's the plot in a nutshell: Mercenary Red Sonja doesn't want to take the job offered by the dying emperor, but she hates slavery more than just about anything, and the fate of one thousand slaves hangs in the balance. She has to save them. So sh [...]

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    15. This volume is even better than the first one, in my opinion. Sonja is AWESOME. She is so well-written! She has so much personality, she's strong and brave and fierce, and yet so humane, so relatable and funny and adorable and you just want to be friends with her. And all the supporting characters in this ark (one new character in each chapter) are totally loveable, too, and they add a lot to the tone and the feel of this volume.The story itself is also quite brilliant, raising very important qu [...]

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    16. Probably the best of the Simone volumes I liked the episodic bringing the gang together angles, and the sense of community/family they created. A cool group of misfits, reminiscent somehow of the Firefly crew not to mix genres etc. But definitely that feel, and sense of fun.

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    17. In this volume, Red Sonja has to find six great accomplished artisans at the request of a dying king. It starts out strong, but towards the end of the story, it runs out of steam. The final artisan doesn't even get a story (or a personality).

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    18. I was worried, after the first volume, that I had misremembered how much I liked Gail Simone's Red Sonja. I needn't have worried. This was sooo much fun. Still a little rushed at the end, but this is my Red Sonja through and through.

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    19. Another great volume. Sail Simone can turn every single comic book character into great comic book character. I absolutely loved this volume.

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    20. Volume 2 is even stronger than 1 and really captures the sword and sorcery vibe needed for this series.

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    21. This book has the honor of being the first non-realistic fiction graphic novel I convinced my partner to read. So Bob, as I'll call him, will be quoted at points so you can get opinions from two different tastes in one review and so I’ll have the joy of this conversation stored somewhere. This will mention Volume 1 but is mostly for Volume 2 because it was my favorite of the two.Despite being Volume 2, this book is a great place to start with Red Sonja. It was the first either of us had read, [...]

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    22. I read Vol. 1 in the library and immediately began Vol. 2 after finishing it. One of the things I noted about the first six-issue arc was that it created a tautly cohesive single narrative. This second arc is instead a more traditional episodic yarn, with each part advancing an overall plot while being more self-contained. Sonja has been tasked with rounding up six artisans from across the world to bring to a dying emperor's funeral party; if she succeeds, he'll free all of his thousands of slav [...]

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    23. Originally posted on Roberta's Literary RamblingsOverall Impression: A fun read that made me laugh and pump my fist from all the general badassery that is Red Sonja.Recommended for: Fans of adventure graphic novels and those wanting find a super awesome female hero.Red Sonja returns in this second installment in the series, and she's just as awesome as before. Gotta love her.Red Sonja is charged with finding the six greatest artisans in the land for an emperor's party before he dies. While Red S [...]

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    24. This was a fun one. I really enjoyed The Art of Blood and Fire, even if, in some matter of calculated irony, this chapter of RED SONJA hasn't much to do with the art of blood or the art of fire.Sonja's travels take her all over the known map in this adventure, and the results are equally humorous, engaging, and rapturous in the sentiments they pluck from the heart (or blade) of the Devil of Hyrkania. Sonja rarely admits she doesn't know what she's doing; but Sonja will always admit to when her p [...]

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    25. There was something a little bit more fun about this volume than the last. The fact that we followed Sonja on a quest, the little jokes here and there. It was less of a story of trauma and the past and more of a delightful story about finding friends in unexpected places. I very much enjoyed it.Things I Liked1. Characters: In this trade, Sonja goes on a quest to find six artisans, and many of them are unexpectedly charming and delightful. On top of that, they choose their friendship with her ove [...]

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    26. Ok, so I may have a bit of a bias for this series. I remember falling in love with Red Sonja when I saw the 1985 movie. I LOVE this movie. It is my proud guilty pleasure, and also the reason for my Xena Warrior Princess crush. (school girl squeal)I also am a big of Gail Simone. Her writing made me a Batgirl fan. Simone has a way of writing female characters that make them seem (dramatic gasp) human. Her characters are not mere ovarian decorations for the male lead. They're tough, funny, and fall [...]

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    27. The title for this volume, "The Art of Blood and Fire", is appropriate because Sonja is tasked with finding the greatest artisans in six different fields by a dying emperor. She has a month to do it, and the emperor has promised to release all 1,000 of his slaves if she is successful.Each chapter is centered around a different artisan that she is trying to recruit. Although characters will appear in multiple chapters, each one feels self contained while sticking to the overall story arc. This ma [...]

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    28. This is a fantastic volume of Red Sonja and has the entire second story arc collected together, as well as the special issue #0.In this volume we see Sonja agreeing to fulfill the wishes of a dying King. He wants to throw a party that will be remembered forever. To accomplish this he wants Sonja to bring before him the six best artisans in the world. In exchange he'll set over a thousand salves free.Sonja may be a savage to some but never let it be said that she is lacking in compassion. Despite [...]

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    29. This is the first long volume of Gail Simone's Red Sonja I read. (Yes, I know, I was out of order, but the bundle I bought included this, but not the first volume.) I really enjoyed her Red Sonja. Her version really feels like a barbarian with a real lust for life. It's nice to read a Red Sonja who likes drinking and fighting and isn't hampered by a weird vow of chastity. I don't think that Red Sonja will ever quite be a feminist icon, but this version of her feels much more like her own woman l [...]

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    30. I enjoyed this a lot, Gail Simone has put together a great story for the she devil with a sword. Sonja is tasked with getting together a group of extraordinary people to meet the promise of a dying emperor. This leads to a series of hair raising capers as she races around the land trying to get the group together. Sonja is a formidable character at the best of times but you see all sides of her throughout this tale and this really makes her a more rounded character than she normally appears to b [...]

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