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    loved the art but what was going on in the story? I didn't exactly follow. Did the town sacrifice women to a god (like I believe they were about to with the lady who was chained and had an idol knecklace she kissed) ? And if so, why did they want to kill Sonja? What was her purpose for acting knocked out, she WANTED to kill all those men or what? What was the bartender's involvement, did she drug Sonja? I was confused cause in the narrative she said she would of drugged her in a past tense? Was that the bartender by the tree at the end of the story? Maybe these questions will be answered as I read more issues. PEACE

  • #2
    Originally posted by True
    loved the art but what was going on in the story? I didn't exactly follow. Did the town sacrifice women to a god (like I believe they were about to with the lady who was chained and had an idol knecklace she kissed) ? And if so, why did they want to kill Sonja? What was her purpose for acting knocked out, she WANTED to kill all those men or what? What was the bartender's involvement, did she drug Sonja? I was confused cause in the narrative she said she would of drugged her in a past tense? Was that the bartender by the tree at the end of the story? Maybe these questions will be answered as I read more issues. PEACE



    Gudday True!

    Let's see now...


    Did the town sacrifice women to a god (like I believe they were about to with the lady who was chained and had an idol knecklace she kissed) ?
    Yeh - that seemed to be the implication. Although I think the kissing of the idol was there to indicate that the sacrifice was willing - perhaps viewed as a blessing or honour.



    And if so, why did they want to kill Sonja?
    Well, on the face of it there could be a number of reasons. It could be because she's a female and as such an ideal sacrifice, or because she's a stranger to the town (and as such an ideal sacrifice, seeing as how it's often preferable to sacrifice those whose loss means little to you), or for simple robbery. Expensive gear and weapons would represent a small fortune to brigands in a town down on its luck. The implication was that the stranger would be an ideal sacrifice, and her gear could be divided afterward by those who had enacted her capture/death.



    What was her purpose for acting knocked out, she WANTED to kill all those men or what?
    I don't think there was acting involved. I've seen experienced bar-brawlers fight like threshing-machines even after having consumed enough grog to stagger a horse, and on occasion even after having had a bit of a snooze on the bar. Also, warrior-heroes in fantasy settings are generally given a fair amount of leeway in terms of the effects of alcohol - Conan is a good example, or Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon myths, and Red Sonja is kinda like the female equivalent.



    What was the bartender's involvement, did she drug Sonja? I was confused cause in the narrative she said she would of drugged her in a past tense?
    I don't believe so. Her task was apparently just to ply Sonja with drink - enough to make any attack a pushover. I think the idea was that, had the bartender known what would follow, in hindsight she would have drugged her.



    Was that the bartender by the tree at the end of the story?
    Yep. Her "reward" for having thrown in her lot with would-be thieves and zealots.



    Maybe these questions will be answered as I read more issues.
    Definitely dude. This comic rocks! The issue you've read is damn good, and it only gets better as you read the others!


    *Bear in mind, what I've given above is only my take on the questions asked. I don't put it forward as a definitive interpretation of the comic.


    Tommy.
    Last edited by Tommy; 01-27-2006, 01:55 AM. Reason: Just for the hell of it...
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    • #3
      [QUOTE=Tommy]

      Gudday True!

      Let's see now...


      Did the town sacrifice women to a god (like I believe they were about to with the lady who was chained and had an idol knecklace she kissed) ?QUOTE]Yeh - that seemed to be the implication. Although I think the kissing of the idol was there to indicate that the sacrifice was willing - perhaps viewed as a blessing or honour.



      Well, on the face of it there could be a number of reasons. It could be because she's a female and as such an ideal sacrifice, or because she's a stranger to the town (and as such an ideal sacrifice, seeing as how it's often preferable to sacrifice those whose loss means little to you), or for simple robbery. Expensive gear and weapons would represent a small fortune to brigands in a town down on its luck. The implication was that the stranger would be an ideal sacrifice, and her gear could be divided afterward by those who had enacted her capture/death.



      I don't think there was acting involved. I've seen experienced bar-brawlers fight like threshing-machines even after having consumed enough grog to stagger a horse, and on occasion even after having had a bit of a snooze on the bar. Also, warrior-heroes in fantasy settings are generally given a fair amount of leeway in terms of the effects of alcohol - Conan is a good example, or Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon myths, and Red Sonja is kinda like the female equivalent.



      I don't believe so. Her task was apparently just to ply Sonja with drink - enough to make any attack a pushover. I think the idea was that, had the bartender known what would follow, in hindsight she would have drugged her.



      Yep. Her "reward" for having thrown in her lot with would-be thieves and zealots.



      Definitely dude. This comic rocks! The issue you've read is damn good, and it only gets better as you read the others!


      *Bear in mind, what I've given above is only my take on the questions asked. I don't put it forward as a definitive interpretation of the comic.


      Tommy.
      thanks for taking the time out to reply with your perspective. I really love the old Red Sonja stories. A swashbuckling sword weilding heroine, gotta love it. Can only take so much of Brian Pulido lol. I'm really enjoying the new Sonja stories I have read. I've only got as far as issue 1 in the main line but have read two incredible one shots. Hope some how Dynamite and Darkhorse do a crossover between their Cimmerian and the crimson haired beauty. PEACE

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      • #4
        The girl with the idol neckless turns up later on in the series. (Won't say where.)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by nikolai
          The girl with the idol neckless turns up later on in the series. (Won't say where.)
          cool! can't wait to find out

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          • #6
            There is no doubt in my mind that DE will deliver a long series with an interweaving story and deep characters. If the core team sticks together we will have the privalege of enjoying years and years of Red Sonja. I am now just as loyal to Red Sonja as I am Conan, which says alot

            Just a thought.

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