Atlantis has risen, can the She-Devil with a Sword do anything to save Hyboria from its onslaught? Read on to find out.
The official description from Dynamite:
King Kazeel wants to rule the world. But Thulsa Doom has other plans. The dreaming god is awoken. As Red Sonja desperately tried to pull the warring factions of humanity together, she’s doesn’t realize that she is already too late.
Two issues in and this mini-series is strutting its stuff in this fast paced outing. From beginning to end this issue oozes with epicness, as Red Sonja attempts to save a devastated city from the Atlanteans while Thulsa Doom gains terrible powers unbeknownst to his would be conquerors. If you’re a fan of this character, this romp is most certainly a must buy.
Luke Lieberman hits the ground running, as his second script ignores character development while it charges forward carving its own adventurous narrative path. He writes the world and characters expertly, as each line delivered doesn’t feel tongue-in-cheek but rather natural and true to the source material The free flowing nature of the story helps sell the scale, as each page builds on the premise in a way that will leave many readers exhausted by the time they reach the cliffhanger.
The art by Max Dunbar is a bit stronger in this outing, but it will still be a bit divisive for some fans. His characters and world are highly stylized as his pencil strokes inform and construct the story in a way that works well enough to sell the varied set pieces. He delivers the necessary scale, as hundreds of characters fight on screen with our heroine charging forward taking heads as she usually does. It’s a solid effort, that for me added rather than detracted from my reading experience.
Red Sonja: Atlantis Rises #2 is a solid second part in this mini-series, a lot happens while the action amps up while the story starts to take shape. Recommended.