sonja: The lady in red
Despite many imitations, Red Sonja is Conan’s closest living relative in the world of comics?
From Kull, Ka-zar, Tarzan and Sláine, to He-Man and Bran Mak Morn, there have been many fictional savages in comics. However, Conan’s closest comic book relative must be Red Sonja, also created by Robert E Howard. Red Sonja has been rendered by an array of artists, easily adapting from Conan to drawing the redhead in bikini armour, and vice versa.
“They live in the same period and they could even share adventures,” says Sergio Davila. “I’ve had a great time drawing her. She’s a warrior and not a typical girl who needs help or needs to be rescued – she’s the one rescuing you.”
DOUBLE THE FUN When a fan asked Pablo Marcos to illustrate two of his signature characters together, he drew this for the commission.