Predictably, Simone’s writing is outstanding, and her take on the Rose/Thorn construct is engaging. Gritty and realistic, it makes for an entertaining read without demanding too much out of our suspension of disbelief; the psychology, if a little stretched, is believable enough for me to buy. And there’s enough twists and turns (and a gut punch of an ending) to keep things enthralling throughout. (13/13)
Tag: Gail Simone
I’m not going to bother extolling the virtues of Gail Simone’s work on Red Sonja: either you recognize it as the best interpretation of the character in the She-Devil’s history, an industry-leading writer at her peak, with greater depth and integrity than any previous writer (except for maybe Jim Zub, but that was a one-shot) had even contemplated for her; you’re just not a sword and sorcery reader (we should talk about whatever abuse you experience as a child, that would leave you scarred so); or you’re illiterate.
DAY TWO: Noble is dead and the world has lost it’s brightest hero. Mass panic and confusion are spreading throughout the globe like wildfire and Lorena’s left to make sense of it all. Astrid wants vengeance for Noble, while Val struggles to live up to his status as the hero people needed. It’s only DAY […]
Wonder Woman/Conan #1 DC Comics/Dark Horse Comics Written by Gail Simone Pencils by Aaron Lopresti Inks by Matt Ryan Colors by Wendy Broome Letters by Saida Temofonte What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their names into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the […]
Swords of Sorrow #1 (of 6) Cover A Main: J. Scott Campbell Writer: Gail Simone Art: Sergio Davila Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction DYNAMITE’S FIERCEST FEMALES IN THEIR BIGGEST EVENT EVER! Fan favorite GAIL SIMONE (RED SONJA, BATGIRL) and rising art star SERGIO DAVILA (LEGENDERRY) combine to tell the ultimate pulp adventure, featuring Vampirella, Dejah Thoris, […]