Dynamite announced another big book to celebrate Red Sonja’s 50th anniversary. Now the publisher will release a special anniversary anthology compiling some of the biggest moments and standout gems from her history. The Best of Red Sonja is a hardcover volume filled with more than 350 pages of story and art.

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From her earliest appearances on her own in Marvel Feature to her first solo series with gorgeous Frank Thorne artwork, to the beginnings of the Dynamite era, epics by Gail Simone, Amy Chu, Mark Russell, origin stories, one-off specials, and more, it’s all accounted for here!

The creative names within the book are unparalleled, and it doesn’t even focus particularly on the incredible covers through the years, which Dynamite has covered extensively in other art books in print. Writers and artists included range from Gail Simone, Roy Thomas, Mike Carey, Amy Chu, Mark Russell, Walter Geovani, Michael Avon Oeming, Frank Cho, Luke Lieberman, Mel Rubi, Esteban Maroto, and more.

It’s all encased in one of the most memorable covers contributed by superstar Jenny Frison during the Gail Simone era.

The book is tentatively set to feature insightful introductions and other materials. A list of contents is below, but subject to finalization for publication.

  • “Red Sonja” by Roy Thomas, Esteban Maroto, & Neal Adams – Savage Sword of Conan #1
  • “The Day of the Sword” by Roy Thomas, Doug Moench & Howard Chaykin – Kull & the Barbarians #3
  • “The Temple of Abomination” by Roy Thomas & Dick Giordano – Marvel Feature (1975) #1
  • “The Blood of the Unicorn” by Roy Thomas, Ed Summer, Clair Noo, & Frank Thorne – Red Sonja (1977) #1
  • “The Message” by Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Carey & Mel Rubi – Red Sonja (2005) #1
  • “One More Day” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Liam Sharp – Red Sonja: One More Day
  • “The Return of Kulan Gath: Goddess” by Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi & Steve Sadowski – Red Sonja (2005) #12
  • “Queen of the Frozen Wastes” by Frank Cho, Doug Murray & Homs – Savage Red Sonja #1
  • “The Cloud Tiger” by Arvid Nelson & Pablo Marcos – Red Sonja (2005) #50
  • “Wolves on the Road: War Season” by Eric Trautmann & Walter Geovani – Red Sonja (2005) #51
  • “Red Sonja” by Gail Simone & Walter Geovani – Red Sonja (2013) #1
  • “Three Wishes” by Luke Lieberman & Sergio Davila – Red Sonja (2013) #100
  • “Worlds Away” by Amy Chu & Carlos Gomez – Red Sonja (2016B) #1
  • “The Coronation” by Mark Russell & Mirko Colak – Red Sonja (2019) #1
  • “Birth of the She-Devil” by Luke Lieberman & Sergio Davila – Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1

The Best of Red Sonja HC will be available for preorder in August and will release in October 2023. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.


  1. Women really aren’t bothered by this character? Her chain mail bikini is a costume clearly aimed at teenage boys and she looks like she’s about to fall out of her costume at any minute. Clearly no one ever lost money publishing this character but that doesn’t make her any less ridiculous. Dave Sim nailed it with his parody version he called Red Sofia.

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