It’s been 45-years since Red Sonja and her iconic chainmail bikini first graced comic book pages. The sword-wielding fighter was first seen in the 1973 issue of Conan the Barbarian #23 by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. Dynamite Comics began publishing Red Sonja in 2005, with writer Gail Simone joining in 2013 to spearhead a […]
On Saturday, at 11am in room 1A02 at NYCC, Dynamite is having a panel to celebrate Red Sonja’s 45th anniversary. The panel topic is, “Dynamite Presents 45 Years of Seeing Red: Celebrate Red Sonja’s History and Her Battle for Female Empowerment in Comics,” and is scheduled to include Amy Chu, Gail Simone, Louise Simonson, Erik Mona, […]
Amy Chu gives us the straight scoop on the new Red Sonja series from Dynamite that finds the she-devil with a sword in modern day New York City!
Do you own a PS4? Do you like personalizing your digital home screen? Do you like Red Sonja and/or Vampirella too? If you fall into this particular subsection of a subsection of a subsection, you’ll love what Dynamite has for you today. The Powell Group, a video game consulting agency, announced that the PS Store will now carry […]
What is Dynamite’s announcement for today? A Red Sonja one shot reuniting talents from her run since her 1973 debut, including Roy Thomas, Gail Simone, Luke Lieberman, and Eric Trautmann, along with writer Cullen Bunn and artists Dave Acosta and Rich Buckler. Because when it’s a character’s 42nd birthday, it’s time to celebrate with classic brokeback.
Here’s a startling fact: Although most often associated with the Conan the Barbarian oeuvre, Red Sonja, as “The She-Devil with a Sword” was actually created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith in an issue of Conan. The character was based on a short story by Conan creator Robert E. Howard called “The Shadow of the Vulture” that featured a character called red Sonya of Rogatine. It was Thomas who figured out how to add her to the Conan mythos.
Dynamite has had a lot of news this week in the busy Toy Fair/ComicsPRo period, including an exciting crossover event the return of two iconic heroes, and a new merchandise line. Here’s a digest version:
Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. so […]
The next announcement from Dynamite is the arrival of an oversized one-shot coming out in April from creators Jim Zub and Jonathan Lau, Red Sonja and Cub. Steve Morris http://stardarkcity.wordpress.com/
We already previewed this a few days ago, but here are some MORE art pages, just for Beat readers, including the cover by Jill Thompson.
This week sees the end of the relaunched Red Sonja’s first arc, with Gail Simone and Walter Geovani drawing the story to a – likely rather bloody, one would imagine – conclusion. The last few months have seen Simone redefine the character whilst blatantly having a load of fun with it. There’s been singing, there’s […]