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Review by C.J. Bunce

We first previewed Samurai Sonja here at borg this past March.  With comic publisher Dynamite rolling out multiple realities over so many titles for the character leading up to next year’s 50th anniversary celebration, the next story of Red Sonja turns to late 15th century Japan.  Spinning out of the world-altering events of Sonjaversal, readers will meet Sonja in an entirely new incarnation, as the daughter of a samurai leader just killed in battle.  Before she can take up his cause against an evil warlord, she must make a pact with a goddess to purchase her very survival.  Can she prove herself worthy of her family’s legacy?

The first issue of Samurai Sonja arrives at Elite Comics and your local comic shop next week.  The only question is which cover option you’ll want to grab for each issue.

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All the multiverses of all the franchises continue to spread like wildfire this year.  It’s like every superhero and genre sensation have a new way to change their stars.  The next is Red Sonja, who is headed to her fifty-year anniversary in 2023.  Thanks to the world-altering events of Sonjaversal, Sonja turns to historical Japanese culture and lore in the pages of this summer’s Samurai SonjaEnter the Sengoku period of Japanese history in a time of near-constant war.  A new Sonja rises as the daughter of a slain samurai who takes on his sword and sets out to prove herself worthy of her family’s legacy.

Check out the first cover variants and character designs below, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment.

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