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Red Sonja takes a slice out of June!
By The Editor
May 5, 2010 - 08:01

Dynamite Entertainment

Red Sonja is having a HUGE June launch month!  Red Sonja's monthly returns with a special anniversary issue, Red Sonja #50!  In addition, Sonja's adventures as a queen continue with Queen Sonja  #9!  But wait, there more!  The epic adventure in Red Sonja's past is proudly represented with Classic Red Sonja "Re-Mastered" #1!  And if that isn't enough, the conclusion of Red Sonja's clash with Loki and Odin hits with Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #5!  Collecting the storylines immediately preceding Red Sonja #50, Red Sonja Vol. 8: Blood Dynasty Hardcover  collects issues #41-49 of Red Sonja.  For the fans of Red Sonja collectables, we are also going to be offering a Red Sonja 5" x 7" J. Scott Campbell Fine Art Litho and a Red Sonja "Re-Sized Edition" Michael Turner statue!  And for the fan of the many different artistic interpretations of Red Sonja, we are offering a prestige hardcover, The Art of Red Sonja!

Red Sonja #50 is written by Arvid Nelson, Kevin McCarthy, and Raven Gregory and drawn by Pablo Marcos, Joyce Chin, and Johnny Desjardins, with covers by Joseph Michael Linsner, Art Adams, Joe Jusko, and Johnny Desjardins.  A special anniversary issue because YOU demanded it! When Dynamite made the move to the Queen Sonja series, fans were left without their 50th anniversary issue! No More! In the vein of Marvel's Thor #600 and Amazing Spider-Man #600 - featuring 100 pages of story and art, including new stories from Arvid Nelson, Kevin McCarthy, Raven Gregory as well as reprinting classic stories by Roy Thomas and all!  Featuring 4 awesome covers and a forward by Red Sonja writer Mike Carey! Ask your local retailer for the incredible line-up of incentive covers to complete your collection!

Classic Red Sonja "Re-Mastered" #1 is written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Estebban Maroto, with a cover by Frank Brunner.  Classic Sword and Sorcery action! An all new series reprinting classic Red Sonja tales! First up is an incredible story ("The Ring of Ikribu" from Savage Sword of Conan) by the legendary Roy Thomas, joined by artist Esteban Maroto! Featuring a new cover image by the legendary Frank Brunner! Remastered in color for the first time ever!

Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #5 is written by Luke Lieberman and Ethan Ryker and drawn by Walter Geovani, with a cover by Lucio Parrillo.  Will Sonja, Thor and Gamble be able to take down both Loki and Odin, the All-Father? Gods and the She-Devil clash in the earth-shattering conclusion of Wrath of the Gods!

Sonja Vol. 8: Blood Dynasty Hardcover is written by Brian Reed and drawn by Walter Geovani, with a cover by Paul Renaud.  Twenty winters have passed since last Sonja walked the land. However, now that she has returned, her new incarnation self has yet to learn the truth of her existence, or the reason for her miraculous rebirth.  So begins the odyssey of the "Blood Dynasty (Red Sonja #41-49)! This ambitious story features Sonja as you've never seen her before, as the series takes a thrilling turn towards the mysterious, while maintaining a classic sense of adventure!

Red Sonja 5" x 7" J. Scott Campbell Fine Art Litho and a Red Sonja "Re-Sized Edition" Michael Turner statue is for anyone interested in Red Sonja collectables!  Poised for action and bound for adventure, Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword has never appears as exciting as ever in this fine art litho presented by Dynamite Entertainment and fan fave artist, J. Scott Campbell, creator of Danger Girl. These limited edition lithographs are perfect for framing and demonstrate the strength of one of the most time-tested heroines in all of comics and fantasy fiction: Red Sonja! Don't miss out on this limited edition works of art!  Also, fans and retailers should not miss this opportunity to add a piece of Red Sonja's history to their collection - and what an amazing piece! Featuring the newly resized 3-D reproduction of Michael Turner's cover to Red Sonja #1, this incredible statue stands 7.5" tall, and 7" wide and 6.5" deep!

From the edge of her sword to the murky swamp below, this magnificent work of art in The Art of Red Sonja captures every dramatic detail of the She-Devil with a Sword. This is a must have for both the fine art collector and the lover of sword and sorcery fantasy.  Over 35 years in the making! Featuring a look at every aspect of the she-devil with a sword - Red Sonja! From the Dynamite revival and going back to the beginning of the classic era of Roy Thomas and Marvel Comics, the Art of Red Sonja has it all! Bursting with incredible art by a veritable who's who of talent: Alex Ross, Michael Turner, JG Jones, Joseph Michael Linsner, John Romita Jr., John Romita Sr., Marc Silvestri, Mel Rubi, Pablo Marcos, Neal Adams, Jim Lee, Frank Cho, Frank Brunner, Adam Hughes, Pablo Marcos, John Cassaday, Art Adams, Mel Rubi, Howard Chaykin and more! Over 200 pages of art and history from comics most fearsome female!

Red Sonja has been one of our longest running titles, and this special collection has been 5 years in the making.  We're honored that so many great artists have worked with us over the years, and pleased to be able to showcase as many covers as we can in this wonderful collection.  Chris Lawrence has done a wonderful job on this collection, and we couldn't be happier." states Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci.

"The biggest challenge - and thrill - of working on a character like Red Sonja is that she practically defies explanation," says writer Chris Lawrence.  "At first glance, she appears as this almost-impossibly buxom redhead with a penchant for swords and rather improbable clothing. If you read up on the character, though...if you delve into Roy Thomas' classic Sonja stories...immerse yourself in the Dynamite stories penned by the likes of Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Reed (among others)'d be hard-pressed not to move beyond those superficial impressions and admire the character for what she really is: one of the strongest and most genuine heroes in comics. Over the past two years, I've had the tremendous opportunity to explore the breadth of the Sonja canon - from her first mention in the writings of legendary fantasist Robert E. Howard to her "birth" in Marvel's Conan comics, from her Ace Paperbacks line to her triumphant return to the medium that made her famous - and those experiences have added a level of depth to the magnificent images captured in this book, imbuing them with the mystery, power, and allure that characterizes truly outstanding art."

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