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Red Sonja and Vampirella will miss Betty and Veronica

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover D by Dan Parent. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12 Cover D by Dan Parent. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #12
Writer: Amy Chu
Artist: Laura Sanapo
Cover: Fay Dalton
FC | 32 pages | Horror/Mystery | $3.99 | Teen+

And so Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica has finally come to an end. Just as a new chapter begins in the history of Drakulon.

Who will now sit on the throne?

And who will get a proper mani and pedi when she gets home?

Spoilers ahead.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 13 review

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Season 1 Episode 13: “Midnight Train”

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 13: “Midnight Train”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

Thirteen is a lucky number for the Serial Box exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire, as we’re treated to yet another great episode.

Vita Ayala, who incidentally is writing the ongoing James Bond series, takes over again in the latest installment of Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire.

An episode that proves Diane a.k.a. Selene was wrong when she said no one would be looking for Jessica Jones.

Spoilers ahead.

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Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 review: So red the Sonja

Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 Cover B by Mayara Sampaio. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 Cover B by Mayara Sampaio. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Vampirella/Red Sonja #9
Writer: Jordie Bellaire
Artist: Drew Moss
Cover: Jae Lee
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

We already know how ferocious a warrior the She-Devil with a Sword is. Vampirella/Red Sonja #9 shows us how even deadlier Red Sonja is when she becomes a vampire.

Dynamite Entertainment‘s Vampirella/Red Sonja series has convinced me that this comic book publisher’s two most popular characters are made for each other. I’ve been a fan of Red Sonja since I was a kid. Then I fell in love with Vampirella when I reviewed Vengeance of Vampirella #8, which was the first Vampirella comic I read.

So what happens when you turn a She-Devil into a vampire? Spoilers ahead.

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James Bond #6 review: The name’s Big… Mr. Big

James Bond #6 Cover A by Afua Richardson. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
James Bond #6 Cover A by Afua Richardson. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

James Bond #6
Writers: Vita Ayala and Danny Lore
Artist: Brent Peeples
Cover: Afua Richardson
FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen+

As I mentioned in my James Bond: Origin Vol. 2 HC review, I wasn’t really a James Bond fan. Reading the James Bond comics of Dynamite Entertainment, however, changed that. James Bond #6 is another great issue that will make you glad 007 is in comic books.

It helps that it’s co-written by Vita Ayala (Morbius, Gamora), whose episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire have made me a fan, and Danny Lore (Queen Of Bad Dreams).

Not only that, but also James Bond #6 features one of the classic Bond villains, Mr. Big, whom Yaphet Kotto played in the 1973 Bond film “Live and Let Die”. Incidentally, this was the first movie to star the late Roger Moore as Bond.

Spoilers ahead.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 12 review

As we near the end of this serial novel, the Serial Box exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire just keeps getting better.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 12: “Other Times, Other Places”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

As we near the end of this serial novel, the Serial Box exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire just keeps getting better.

One of the things I love most about comic books are superhero team-ups. Well, Sam isn’t exactly a superhero, but it’s always a wonderful episode whenever they interact with Jessica Jones. And the way the young flare and the cynical PI work together so well makes this a great team-up in my book.

Speaking of team-ups, last episode’s co-writers Zoe Quinn and Sam Beckbessinger once again collaborate to deliver a great installment.

Spoilers ahead.

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Red Sonja: The She-Devil and the Stone Siren

Red Sonja #17 Cover A by Jae Lee. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja #17 Cover A by Jae Lee. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja (Vol. 5) #17
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Bob Q
Cover: Jae Lee
FC | 32 pages | Sword and Sorcery | $3.99 | Teen+

The latest Red Sonja issue continues Mark Russell’s examination of the folly of war, as Khitai’s new Master of War, Sonja the Red, sets out to conquer new territory for her masters.

As revealed last issue, our favorite She-Devil is shocked to discover that the army Khitai is providing her is made up of children. (“Nonsense. They’re all at least twelve.”)

The issue begins with Sonja the Red and her army camped in the Mountains of Night, in the territory of the ancient kingdom of Vendhya.

Spoilers ahead.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 11 review

This is the most horrifying episode of the Serial Box exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire to date. If you know Jessica Jones' history, then this is her nightmare come to life.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 11: “Sleight of Mind”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

This is the most horrifying episode of the Serial Box exclusive Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire to date. If you know Jessica Jones’ history, then this is her nightmare come to life.

Zoe Quinn and Sam Beckbessinger are the co-writers of this latest installment. They do a masterful job of showing us Jessica’s confusion, and her growing horror as she slowly discovers the reality of her situation.

And learns, to her regret, the truth about Nova Naledi.

Spoilers ahead.

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Will Red Sonja and Vampirella miss Betty and Veronica?

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #11 Cover A by Fay Dalton. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #11 Cover A by Fay Dalton. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica #11
Writer: Amy Chu
Artists: Maria Sanapo, Giuseppe Cafaro
Cover: Fay Dalton

FC  |  32 pages  |  Horror/Mystery  |  $3.99  |   Teen+

All good things must come to an end, even when it’s a comic book series as popular as Red Sonja & Vampirella Meet Betty & Veronica.

In fact, this crossover between our favorite She-Devil and vampiress from Dynamite Entertainment with Archie Comics‘ Betty and Veronica was originally just supposed to be a six-issue series. But the two comic book publishers decided to extend the series after seeing the sales numbers.

As you might expect from the penultimate issue, this comic book features a lot — and I mean a lot — of action.

Spoilers ahead.

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Red Sonja: Age of Chaos pits She-Devil vs vampires

Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #5 Cover A by Lucio Parrillo. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #5 Cover A by Lucio Parrillo. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #5
Writer:  Erik Burnham 
Artist:  Jonathan Lau
Cover: Lucio Parrillo
FC  |  32 pages  |  Fantasy/Horror  |  $3.99  |   Teen+ 

All hell breaks loose in Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #5 — and it’s just the penultimate chapter in this limited series. Will anyone still be around for the finale?

As previously reported, Red Sonja meets the Chaos! characters Chastity, Purgatori, Jade, and Evil Ernie for the first time ever in this limited series from Dynamite Entertainment.

And chaos is an understatement when all these characters throw down in this action-packed issue. Can Red Sonja and Chastity stop Jade and her thralls, and a newly powered Purgatori?

Spoilers ahead.

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Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire Ep 10 review

The latest installment of Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire will leave you stunned.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire
Season 1 Episode 10: “Newton’s Third Law”
By Lauren Beukes, Vita Ayala, Sam Beckbessinger, Zoe Quinn, and Elsa Sjunneson
Narrated by Fryda Wolff

Stunned. That’s how I feel after finishing the latest installment of Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire. An incredible follow-up to last week’s wonderful episode, with one of the best reveals I’ve read in a book or a comic book.

Sam Beckbessinger once again handles the writing chores in Episode 10: “Newton’s Third Law”. This Serial Box exclusive is now firing on all cylinders as a stubborn Jessica Jones makes it her mission to find out the truth about Jamie’s death.

You would think a superhuman like Jessica, with her super strength and healing powers, would hardly be the underdog in this novel. But she definitely is, and as readers we are constantly worried that she has bitten off more than she can chew.

Spoilers ahead.