Thursday, 19 November 2015

BABE OF THE DAY - RED SONJA...



She'll do for me, Tommy!  Rock on!

14 comments:

Colin Jones said...

But, Kid, do we pronounce the 'j' or is it Sonya ?

Kid said...

Just call her 'Babe', CJ, she won't mind.

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

I was just scanning through some Red Sonja comics (I say "Sonya" - then again I say "Con- an" not "Cone-an")with Frank Thorne art, how good was that guy I (criminally) keep forgetting about his amazing contribution to genre in the days when comics were fun and brilliant.

Strange thing is I bet a lot of folk consider “Marvels” Sonja of this period to be extremely sexist , yet by today’s standards where the image is given that women are empowered the opposite is true (in most not all cases to be fair) and Sonja was pretty much treated well as a female character.

Great statue/model, is that one you have or a picture of it.

Kid said...

No doubt a few feminists would've objected to her skimpy outfit, McS, but Conan usually only wore boots and a fur nappy, so they were getting treated the same, I suppose. I had Marvel's Red Sonja #1 when it came out, but never kept it for long - wish I had. The cover still sets my pulse racing (and that can be risky at our age).

No, I don't have the statue, my inflatable Red Sonja will do for now. (Oops, did I just type that? Only joking of course.)

TC said...

In the movie with whatsername as the heroine and Sandahl Bergman as the villainess, it was pronounced "Sonya."

Kid said...

That's actually how I pronounce it, but I wasn't sure because in REH's book featuring the character (who lived during the late renaissance period), the name is spelt 'Sonya'. I think Roy Thomas changed it to avoid copyright problems. Perhaps Marvel avoided having to pay a fee to the REH estate by changing the name.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, you had Red Sonja #1 and the only one I had was the very last issue - #14 in which Red gets swallowed by a giant clam but fights her way to freedom. Talking of pronunciation, last night I was listening to Inside Science on Radio 4 and it mentioned a survey by British Airways which revealed that American passengers found the Glasgow accent to be the most appealing British accent - but I assume they mean the more middle-class type of Glasgow accent, not the Rab C. Nesbitt variety :)

Kid said...

Either that or those Americans were mistaking Glasgow accents for posh Edinburgh ones, CJ. I can't even make out a lot of Glasgow accents, and I speak the lingo.

Colin Jones said...

Well, I've heard you speaking on that YouTube clip, Kid, and you speak very nicely with a clear and understandable voice - I thought you sounded a bit like Midge Ure actually.

Kid said...

I remember a couple of girls I knew once saying that I looked like Midge Ure. This was back in 1980, when Midge still had a full head of hair. I bet he'd wish that he could look like me nowadays. I must have an elastic face - over the years, I've been told I look like Noel Edmonds, Kenny Everett (ouch), Ian Anderson (from Jethro Tull, I think), Paul Heaton (lead singer from The Beautiful South), Robert De Nero, Daniel O'Donnell (that one hurt), Alec Baldwin, Shaggy from Scooby Doo and Captain Caveman. Oh, and Alan Titchmarsh. The Baldwin one is the most flattering, I'd say. (When he was thin, obviously.)

Colin Jones said...

I was once told I looked like Paul Gascoine (the footballer) and "one of those big boys up in London"...? But mostly people would think they'd seen me before somewhere but couldn't remember where. I was in a friend's flat once and he was looking out of his window (on the first floor) when he said "quick, come and look - there's a man outside who looks exactly like you" but when I got to the window my doppleganger had passed by.

Kid said...

I've had people passing me in the street and saying "Hi", but calling me by another name (not a rude one), so I must look like a few people in my town. Can anybody else possibly be as handsome as me 'though? I doubt it. Nurse, what's that jacket with the long sleeves and straps for?

TC said...

A lot of people have told me that I looked like someone they used to know (former classmate from school, co-worker, etc.), and I've occasionally been mistaken for someone else (fortunately, never for George Kaplan).

I've been told, at various times, that I look like Jim Carrey, Dick York, Gene Barry, and Roddy McDowall, which seems odd, since they didn't really look all that much like each other.

Kid said...

I think it's do do with expressions, TC. Sometimes, depending on our expressions, people will think we look like a particular person with a similar expression. I've got hooded eyelids, hence the alleged Alec Baldwin likeness, but I seem to remind people of different individuals when I change my expression.

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