Monday, 14 August 2017

Conan The Newspaper Strip: Enter... Red Sonja!

Been ages and ages since we checked out the Conan newspaper strip, so here's the brawling barbarian's first meeting with everyone's favourite She-Devil, Red Sonja.
Has everyone checked out Big Red's latest series over at Dynamite, by the way? It's actually really good, with Sonja stranded full time in the 21st century, taking on biker gangs and wondering if she should change her nickname to 'Crazy Bitch', as that's what everybody calls her.
Meanwhile, back in the Bronze Age, Roy Thomas, John Buscema & subsequently Ernie Chan are sort of, kind of, but not really redoing The Song Of Red Sonja, and it's great.
Interesting to see Ernie let loose on pencils and inks here for once, and fun that he's obviously based his Sonja on Wendy Pini's turn with Frank Thorne in the Wizard & Red Sonja Show they used to do at conventions.

By the way, if anyone's never seen it, Richard Pini put up footage of one of the shows on youtube a while back. It's actually quite charming, and leagues away from the ( dare I say ) ultra-commercial cons of today. Just fans having fun.
Meanwhile, back in the desert...


  1. It is unfortunate that the adventure/story strips are virtually dead. I miss seeing a well illustrated newspaper strip with a different approach to visual storytelling.I personally would love to see a sample of the World's Greatest Superheroes strip sometime for a sample of the Justice League in comic strip form.

    1. All comic strips are pretty well dead now. It's a holdover from a bygone time and will be gone soon.

  2. You betcha! But don't wait for me, there's some on
    Just go to the newspaper strips link at the bottom of the page.