Dynamite has been the leading publisher of cosplay comic book covers, working with top costume artists, models, and photographers such as Jenifer Ann, Ani-Mia, Karrigan Taylor, Jacqueline Goehner, Jessica Felice, Shannon Kingston, Valerie Perez, Samantha Estrada, and more. Now, fans can collect their favorites in a new premium deluxe trading card set celebrating both cosplay models and original hand-drawn sketch art.
For decades cosplay has been an integral part of comic book culture, with two of Dynamite’s flagship characters popular choices for models and artists: Red Sonja and Vampirella. Models Barbara Leigh, Julie Strain, and Maria di Angelis have famously cosplayed as Vampirella, and writer/artist Wendy Pini (Elfquest) and others as Red Sonja.
The sketch cards included in the set display top artists like Axe, Ken Haeser, Kevin Graham, Mike Lilly, Mitch Ballard, Rich Molinelli, Sanna U, and Tim Shay, to name a few.
Individual foil packs come with two base cards, two sketch cards, one black-and-white art card, one puzzle card, and one autographed card. Fans and retailers can order by the pack or by box.
The Cosplay Women of Dynamite Deluxe Trading Card set will be available in May. Preorder this month or head to www.dynamite.com/cards for more on this set and others.
Deanna Destito is a writer and editor based in New Jersey. When she is not writing about comics or scripting her own stories, she’s watching the lowest budget horror movies available.