We say “first” in a hopeful way.
Legenderry is the seven-issue mini-series from Dynamite Comics written by notable Fables writer Bill Willingham. Legenderry is also the steampunk setting where in Issue #7 Red Sonja joins up with Six Thousand Dollar Man Steve Austin, Zorro, Vampirella, the Green Hornet and Kato, Captain Victory, Silver Star, and the Phantom, all to face off in a final showdown with Ming the Merciless, Queen Flor Zora, Kulan Gath, Lydia Valcallan, General Tara, and Doctor Moreau.
And we hope this is the first of several series with these classic characters in their newest and most creative incarnations.
The best character development in the series is that of Red Sonja, who has spells leaving her to think she is actually the mild and citified Magna Spadarossa, sister of Sonja. By the end of the series her primitive side breaks through and she is the savage we’re all familiar with. A close second is Willingham’s Six Thousand Dollar Man and his then-pricey 19th century prosthetics. Including Oscar Goldman as his companion was a brilliant move.
Artist Sergio Fernandez Davila creates a visually stunning location, and Willingham’s fun take on these classic characters makes the series one of the best steampunk stories to enter the comic book medium.
Issue #7 hits comic book stores this week. Take a look at the first five pages of this final issue after the break.
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