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Looking For Group #3-5

This review covers Dynamite’s publication of Looking for Group issues 3, 4, and 5.  In issue #3 the epic quest for the sword of truth continues in the apparently empty city of Kethenecia.  It soon becomes apparent that the group must go back to go forward, AGAIN.  Add some mayhem, chaos, a dwarven bard assassin, a duplicitous elf and one humdinger of a choice for Cale’Anon and we have the climax of the issue.

Next up, the group receives a passionate entreaty from a town besieged by elementals, who assures them that they can buy.  That’s believable.  A spanner gets thrown into the works when HCTIB makes a shocking return and curses Richard with an amulet that returns him to “Little Dick” proportions...

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Looking For Group #2

Cale’anon and his band of untrustworthy followers continue their search for the sword of truth, an artifact that everyone in the world but the group seems to know the location of. Following some lore that Crunch has, the group needs to draw out the spirit of a woman known as The Shriek. One catch, only one pure of heart can call her out. For once Cale’s innocence serves the group and he takes a portal back to a time when elves were good and righteous. They were also being overrun other more sinister elves. Cale has lousy timing. At the end of the battle Cale receives two magic swords from the dying king that will (hopefully) lead the group to the city of Kenethecia, the resting place of the mythic sword of truth...

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Looking For Group #1

Cale is your run of the mill, happy go lucky elf looking to become a renowned adventurer to protect the innocent, punish the evil, and become a shining beacon of goodness. Unfortunately, he’s not very bright and his first contact is an evil warlock named Richard who seems hellbent on convincing Cale, that he is really evil he just hasn’t realized it yet. They seem to be getting along quite well until Cale calls Richard “Dick” and Richard incinerates him. Being the kindly warlock he is, and the mayor of a village up the coast, Richard takes Cale’s ashes to find a healer. Curiously, Cale is still talking and annoying our plucky warlock...

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Red Sonja Conan #1

Sonja, the scarlet shocked sword swinging siren, find herself once more heel to toe with the gruff overbearing Cimmerian barbarian Conan in an action packed new series from Dynamite and Dark Horse, brought to us by the fine talents of Gischler and Castro. A stygian sorcerer is on the prowl yet again, this time with a whole army at his back. It’s up to the bickering pair of butchers of the fantasy world to put down this new menace to the Hyborian world. Another unforgettable pairing of our favorite mercenaries from the world of Robert E. Howard.

Conan and Red Sonja teaming up is nothing new. We have seen it before. Maybe a hundred times we have seen it before. It would be tempting to just let this one slide right by, but that would be a mistake...

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Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja/Jungle Girl 1

Red Sonja is plunged through the Rift to Jana the Jungle Girl’s tropical island, just as paradise is besieged by a terrifying monster that rains down ice and snow with killing cold. Jana, terrified for her homeland, is determined to destroy the source of the magic and return balance to her world – even if that means combating the She-Devil herself! An official tie-in to the epic Swords of Sorrow crossover event, written by celebrated writer Marguerite Bennett.

The best thing I can say about this comic is that the cover is amazing, capturing all the best aspects of both Jana and Sonja in all their glory. The background effects with the water accentuate the finely rendered characters, and the shading makes each muscle in Jana and Sonja stand out...

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