Archive for February, 2010

Dynamite’s May 2010 Solicitations

Posted in Comics, Solicitations on February 28, 2010 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for the month of May. There are three Red Sonja items:

Red Sonja Annual #3
Red Sonja Annual #3
A special Red Sonja Annual, written by Dan Brereton – who also paints selected pages of the story and drawn by Adriano Batista!

On her way through a mountain pass to meet a client she’s been hired to guide, Sonja meets the former subjects of a fallen king said to haunt the mountains in the years since losing the war and his life to a savage tribe of mountain trolls. When the young girl she was hired to escort off the mountain is spirited away right before her eyes, Sonja follows, dragging along the town hag. In the crags above the village, she discovers the Hall of the Lonely King, where folk have disappeared to for years, never to return again. Its here she meets the lonesome king, his spectral guard…and the flesh-eating enemies who feast on the King’s kidnapped subjects.

Queen Sonja #8
Queen Sonja #8
The all-new adventures of fantasy’s most fantastic heroine continue from Dynamite, writer Arvid (Kull) Nelson and Jackson Herbert! Has the throne and her discovered royalty finally allowed Sonja to at last find love? Find out in this issue!

Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #4
Red Sonja: Wrath of the Gods #4
Sonja continues her life-or-death battle with Loki, the Prince of Lies as Odin, the All-Father makes his move and Thor, son of Odin and brother of Loki, fights back-to-back with the She-devil with the fate of the very world at stake!

Queen Sonja #4 Review

Posted in Comics, Reviews on February 23, 2010 by nemedian bard

Comixtreme has a review of Queen Sonja #4.

Queen Sonja #4

Conan Vs. Red Sonja by Mark Texeira

Posted in Art on February 23, 2010 by nemedian bard

A hand drawn pencil and ink drawing of Conan and Red Sonja by Mark Texeira (Vampirella, Wolverine) is up for auction on eBay. The size of the drawing is up to 30″ and over 25 years old. The auction ends March 1, 2010 at 8:13 AM PST.
Conan Vs. Red Sonja

Red Sonja Soundtrack for Sale

Posted in Collectibles on February 23, 2010 by nemedian bard

The Red Sonja movie soundtrack by Ennio Morricone is listed for sale on eBay. The seller from Wien, Austria lists the condition of the CD as “new, not sealed”. It has a Buy It Now price of $34.99.
Red Sonja movie soundtrack

Diablo III’s Sonja-Inspired Female Barbarian

Posted in Games on February 17, 2010 by nemedian bard

Blizzard revealed a first look at the Barbarian female for their upcoming Diablo III game and you can clearly see a Red Sonja influence. Michael Fahey of video game site Kotaku had this to say: “It’s refreshing to see a well-muscled barbarian female, as opposed to the Playboy model in a loincloth version we’re used to getting in our fantasy fiction.”

Diablo III's Female Barbarian concept artDiablo III's Female Barbarian in-game model

Red Sonja Sales for January 2010

Posted in Comics, Sales on February 16, 2010 by nemedian bard

Diamond Comics Distributors released sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks sold in the direct market for January 2010. The numbers are from sales within the Diamond channel and do not take into account data from newsstands, book stores or overseas market. Queen Sonja #3 ranked 149 on the list with 10,768 copies sold.

Queen Sonja #3Red Sonja Omnibus Vol. 1

For sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during January 2010, Red Sonja Omnibus Vol. 1 ranked 101 with 888 copies sold.

Red Sonja and Conan by Gene Espy

Posted in Art on February 12, 2010 by nemedian bard

An original piece of art featuring Red Sonja and Conan by illustrator Gene Espy is up for auction on eBay. It is done in pencil and gouache on strathmore 400 series bristol board and measures 13 x 20. The listing ends February 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM PST.
Red Sonja and Conan by Gene Espy