Dynamite is gearing up to release a brand new ongoing Red Sonja series to celebrate 50 years of the character in comics, film, and more. The first issue will be on sale this July 19, coinciding with San Diego Comic-Con. Torunn Grønbekk will write the new book. 

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Read details from the publisher here:

Critically acclaimed writer Torunn Grønbekk is bringing her trademark flair for powerful women and weapon-wielding heroes (Thor, Valkyrie) to the Hyrkanian heroine for an exciting new era. Initially working closely alongside Eisner-winning writer Jason Aaron on his iconic Thor and recent Punisher stories, Torunn has continued to excite fans as one of the most thrilling rising writers in comics. As fans head toward a hotly anticipated blockbuster film, this 50th-anniversary series sets out to both celebrate the storied legacy of the character and launch a new era for the next 50 years and beyond!

“Growing up in Norway, I was raised on mythology and stories, and it sometimes feels like it has all led up to the work I’m doing now,” said Grønbekk. “Badass, complex women are a pillar of our lore, and there are few things I enjoy as much as writing them. Red Sonja is a legend. She is the sword-wielding menace I dreamt about growing up, not only because she is capable but because she is allowed to be vulnerable.”

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Grønbekk is joined by fan-favorite illustrator Walter Geovani. His contributions to the franchise go back to 2007, nearly to the beginning of Dynamite’s publishing of the character. Through collaborations and stories like Gail Simone’s lauded run, The Price of Blood, the Prophecy event, and crossovers with other legendary figures like Tarzan, Geovani has staked his claim as a definitive modern artist for the character. Colorist Omi Remalante Jr. and letterer Simon Bowland round out the creative team.

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The series details:

The kickoff of the series finds Red Sonja on the run, framed for a heinous crime she did not commit and with an unseen force tugging at the back of her mind. Fans can expect mirth, violent delights, and hair-raising action. Yet even as Sonja deals with the terrors of war and mysterious magic, true danger will be threatening from the most unexpected sources. Big surprises await readers, as the creative team pays tribute to the golden anniversary legend, while challenging her and the audience’s expectations along the journey.

The series will feature a main cover by Shannon Maer, and variant covers from Jim Cheung (Young Avengers, Justice League) and industry icon Mike Mignola (Hellboy).

Red Sonja #1 will be available for preorder in May 2023 and is slated for release in July 2023.  It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms such as Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.