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The Pull List – Vampirella/Red Sonja #2

On a yeti hunt in the frozen mountains of Kholat Syakhl, Vampirella stumbles onto a warrior. Dressed in ancient armor and speaking a lost language, the warrior appeared feral. Forced to subdued the crazed stranger, Vampirella takes the warrior back to be helped. Through magical powers and calm temperament, the warrior is revealed to be Red Sonja. Now Vampirella and Sonja must work together to piece the mysterious gem that has brought Sonja across time and the hidden secrets still in the snowy mountains.

Issue two brings Vampirella face to face with Sonja, but it’s not an easy introduction. Sonja is not her calm and collective self. Instead, she is running on fighting instinct and lashes out. However, Vampirella knows how to handle a frenzy situation and is able to hypnotize Sonja. With the help of an occultist, Vampirella is able to understand Sonja. After a bath and burgers, Vampirella tries to figure out how the warrior from Hyrkania had landed in Russia. Sonja talks about a cursed gem that has the power to send a traveler to distant lands, but a remote mountain location holds the key behind her visit.

Just when Vampirella thought she was hunting a yeti, an encounter with Sonja changes the investigation. Jordie Bellaire brings the Hyrkania warrior from the archaic age into modern times. Sonja reacts like the out of place warrior she is but is oddly calm once everything is explained. Adapting to fast food and tv, it’s hilarious to see her get comfortable in a hotel room. Bellaire creates a fun rapport between Vampirella and Sonja that have the exchange snappy words and a level of growing trust. However, Vampirella and Sonja aren’t taking a long rest and back into finding what other mysteries are in the mountain. There is a great evil that drew Vampirella and Sonja together, and the next issue will reveal the cause.

Vampirella/Red Sonja #2 was released on October 9th, 2019.

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