The Invincible Red Sonja #6
Written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Moritat
Colors by Matt Carter
Letters by Dave Sharpe
The Rundown: With the mountain coming down around them, Sonja will have to save her friends and confront her past.
As the kingdom awaits news of the hunt for the wizard, more secrets are revealed including one about the widowed queen and the king of a rival kingdom. At the same time, Sonja and Tuma attempt to escape the falling mountain in the wake of Brelaq’s death. As the rescue party searches for Sonja, she emerges to warn them to get off the mountain before her old foe Bahira cuts off her means of escape. As she tells her friends to flee down the crumbling mountain, she stands to face Bahira.
As the two clash, their troubled past is revealed and as the pirate has Sonja trapped, he reveals that the wizard’s spell is still on her. As he goes in for another blow, the mountain ruptures but it is not the end of their battle. While the prince discovers a dark secret and the entire city is in jeopardy, Sonja and the others battle to escape. Unfortunately, in order for them to escape, Sonja will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.
The Story: Conner and Palmiotti thrill with this issue. The action and adventure are brilliantly intense and the dialogue is fantastic. The tone and tension throughout is exciting. The story is engaging and surprising. Everything builds to some amazing character moments right up to the awesome cliffhanger ending.
The Art: Moritat delivers some amazing visuals throughout the story. The art is exciting and filled with action and detail.