Dark Agnes Has A Very Special Skill (Spoilers)

Today sees the release of Dark Agnes #1 from Becky Cloonan and Luca Pizzari, and taking the Robert E Howard 16th century French character and fashioning her into a Red Sonja-type affair not for the first time this has been done) so they can revive that Conan/Red Sonja chemistry for subsequent Serpent-based crossovers. And just as Sonja has a certain attitude towards fighting men, so does Agnes. And a very particular set of skills.

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A two hundred-pace Bobbitting. For pistols of that era, that is a very impressive shot. So when will that ability come into play?

DARK AGNES #1 (OF 5)
(W) Becky Cloonan (A) Luca Pizzari (CA) Stephanie Hans
HER FIRST SOLO COMIC SERIES!
Forced into an arranged marriage, Agnes de Chastillon took matters into her own violent hands to free herself from the yoke of a life she never wanted.  Now, the woman known as DARK AGNES, along with her mercenary partner ETIENNE VILLIERS, make their way through 16th century France as sellswords on their way to join the wars in Italy, where the real money is!  But when Etienne is captured by the DUKE OF ALENCON's forces and set for execution, it's up to Dark Agnes to save the day!  But what evil designs are being enacted on Agnes, and will she doom herself by saving Etienne?
An all-new story following up Robert E. Howard's tales, the swashbuckling saga of DARK AGNES in Marvel Comics starts here!
Parental AdvisoryIn Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $3.99

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Dark Agnes #1 is out today from Marvel Comics… I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic: The Gathering nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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