It’s a time of civil struggle within the Sengoku interval of Japan. Sonja, in a transfer straight out of Mulan, is the daughter of a samurai, who’s out to show her value. When her father’s boat is attacked and dying appears to be like to embrace Sonja in its icy, moist and chilly fingers, a prayer to a dreaded sea goddess ends in Sonja being bestowed with magical armour and weapons, although there’s a enormous worth to pay ought to Sonja fall in battle.
For a do-over on an present character, Jordan Clark imbues the e book with a Japanese model that in actuality is sort of totally different from what you’ll count on from a Sonja e book; this can both be an enormous win or an enormous turn-off. I’ve to confess, I used to be on the fence with this e book at first look. I’m glad that I gave it an opportunity. There are lots of tropes in play from feudal Japan to demons and samurai. In Sonja, Clark has given us a special sort of Sonja than we’re used to seeing, which could possibly be a part of the attraction. There’s a kind of ethereal sense to the character and the alternatives she is compelled to make.
This leads me to the artwork from Pasquale Qualano and Mirana Puglia, which carries a refined ethnicity which provides the e book a real look and feel. As nice and genuine Sonja, her father and the boat at sea appears to be like, it’s the sea goddess who steals the present, together with her porcelain doll appears to be like. After all there’s a sea dragon and demon masked villain, which is to anticipated, however all tropes are lined effectively. Colours are supplied by Kike J. Diaz who delivers a type of washed out affair that oozes the time interval completely. Letters are provided by Jeff Eckleberry whose font is simple to learn, earlier than accentuating the watery components in the midst of the e book. I’ll say that I’m not positive I respect the scratchy font used for the creators web page, however that didn’t spoil the enjoyment of the e book. Its a Dynamite e book, so which means variant covers; it’s patrons alternative.
An precise all-new and all-different Sonja that borrows from a myriad of sources, which incorporates magical armour which is an thought used in another way in Sonja conventional e book, is a surprisingly pleasant learn.
Writing – 4 Stars
Artwork – 4 Stars
Colours – 5 Stars
General – 4.5 Stars
Written by; Jordan Clark
Artwork by; Pasquale Qualano & Mirana Puglia
Colours by; Kike J. Diaz
Letters by; Jeff Eckleberry
Revealed by; Dynamite Leisure