As part of the 45th anniversary celebration of the character, Dynamite is Kickstarting a premium set of Red Sonja trading cards. And as card sets go, this one seems heavy on the sketch cards and signed cards.
Official PR follows:
Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Red Sonja with these Deluxe Ultra-Premium Trading Cards. This highly collectible set features a select group of Red Sonja’s most renowned artists portraying the “She-Devil with a Sword” in all of her savage, majestic beauty! Included in the set; the art of J. Scott Campbell, Frank Thorne, Walter Simonson, Amanda Conner, John Buscema, Fiona Staples, Jenny Frison, Jay Anacleto, Mike McKone, Art Baltazar, Stephanie Buscema, Dick Giordano, Jonboy Meyers, Mel Rubi, Joseph Michael Linsner, and many more
The Dynamite “Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Deluxe Ultra-Premium Trading Cards” Kickstarter campaign is live now, and can be found by visiting:
Red Sonja, the “She-Devil with a Sword”, is a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Robert E. Howard and adapted for comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in Conan the Barbarian #23 (Marvel Comics) in 1973. Red Sonja has become the archetypical example of the fantasy figure of a fierce and stunningly beautiful female barbarian. The character now appears monthly in her own series, as well as a series of mini-series and one-shots, all published by Dynamite Entertainment.
These aren’t just trading cards, these are instant collectibles! This trading card set is like no other ever created! Featuring a collection of Red Sonja’s most iconic images, this extremely limited, ultra-premium trading card base set is a collector’s dream with hundreds of sketches and autograph cards available! Every pack will include two GUARANTEED hand drawn sketch cards and one autograph card!
Each individual pack will be 7 total cards including 2 base cards, 2 sketch cards, 1 B&W art card, 1 puzzle card and 1 autograph card and they’ll likely retail for upwards of $100 dollars in stores. But pre-ordering though the Kickstarter campaign lets you get a pack for only $65, plus you get the exclusive Shannon Kingston cosplayer photo card and the 2-card preview set.
Higher tiers give access to:
Shannon Kingston cosplayer photo card signed
Ashley Du cosplayer photo card
Ashley Due cosplayer photo card signed
Frank Thorne Kickstarter card
Joe Jusko Kickstarter card
Joe Jusko Kickstarter card signed
And there are the two special top tiers that include original hand-drawn sketchcards by legendary artists Joe Jusko or Joseph Michael Linsner.
“45 years is a major milestone for any comic book character.” States Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “Dynamite has been the ‘home’ of Red Sonja for so many years, so there’s no better organization to help commemorate this landmark with a collection of the great art and talented creators who have brought her to life.”
The Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Collectible Cards Kickstarter is available for a limited-time only at the special Kickstarter price. Backers can get on-board and gain access to all these amazing rewards by visiting Kickstarter today!
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