Wonder Twins #2 - "Little Boxes"



For me, I really was thinking about how the post-Millennial generation, all these teens and young adults, are being handed this world that’s burning with global warming, the financial structure is screwed and we’re reverting to 1930s-style fascism all across the world, and this is the world we’re handing to them and expecting these newcomers to fix it all. This is what the Wonder Twins are experiencing; they’ve come to this planet that has all these problems and no one has noticed because we’re all used to it. They’re able to look at it with fresh eyes and see that it’s really messed up. They’re really the ones that we should be listening to more, because they are able to look at these things with fresh eyes. -- Mark Russell

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A lesson in loyalty for young Sonja

Now, in the status quo, Red Sonja is Queen Sonja, charged with repelling a superior invading army from her borders.
But in her recent history she was a mercenary adventurer.
pay attention )
So...what's the moral of this story?

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Wonder Twins #1 - "It Gets Weirder"



I think in a lot of ways, what the series is, is a time machine -- it's a chance for me to go back and talk to my teenage self, what I would tell myself with what I know now. A lot of it is contained in this issue, like 'don't worry, everyone's gonna get humiliated at some point or another during your high school years.' It's not that important because, one, everyone's in the same boat, and two, you're probably not even gonna know these people in a few years. -- Mark Russell

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Red Sonja: She Devil in a Shirt



I quite like Red Sonja. She's a character who can tolerate a high amount of nonsense and fits as the straight woman to a mad, mad world (Red Sonja has to collect a chef, an erotic dancer and others so that to a mad emperor can host a party, Red Sonja gets involved in gentrification, Red Sonja is a chainmail bikini-clad fish out of water in NYC because of magic)

And now Mark Russell is writing her. Mark Russell who wrote the most intriguing comic I've not read all the way through - The Flintstones.

I'm on board for #1 at least.

No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA. MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation

And so... )