By Dustin Cabeal
Remember when Dynamite was like, “hey, everyone else is rebooting their female leads to appeal to a more diverse readership… we should do that too!” And then that diverse readership was like, “no, we actually don’t care about Red Sonja… how are you again?”
If you have any doubts about how terrible of an idea it was to take one of Dynamite’s best-selling titles and reboot it to make her look kinda like a bum, then look no further than the fact that in 2017, Red Sonja is getting another reboot. The reception to this was lukewarm and really unnecessary because it voided everything that Red Sonja was about. No one read Red Sonja to see her in her trademark chainmail bikini; they read it to see her put a fucking sword in some guy’s gut… when you focused on the clothing you lost that part of her character and it hasn’t come back. Hopefully, she’ll do better in the modern era… because that sounds like a good idea and won’t break the entire point of the character for the second time in two years. See ya on the list next year a She-Devil!