Archive for January, 2011

The Art of Red Sonja

Posted in Books, Previews on January 24, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at The Art of Red Sonja on sale January 26.

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“Know also, O prince, that in the selfsame days that the Cimmerian did stalk the Hyborian Kingdoms, one of the few swords worthy to cross with his was that of Red Sonja, warrior-woman out of majestic Hyrkania. Forced to flee her homeland because she spurned the advances of a king and slew him instead, she rode west across the Turanian steppes and into the shadowed mists of legendry.” – The Nemedian Chronicles

Dynamite Entertainment has created this very special hardcover featuring the heroine Red Sonja and a selection of the exceptional artists who have depicted the She-Devil with a sword!

Featuring illustrations and unseen sketches from: Alex Ross, Michael Turner, Frank Cho, Jim Lee, Steve Mcniven, George Pérez, John Cassaday, Michael Turner, JG Jones, Mel Rubi, Neal Adams and so many others!

Red Sonja #54

Posted in Comics, Previews on January 24, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Red Sonja #54 on sale January 26.

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For centuries, Persemhia — a tiny border kingdom of Shem — has faced down enemies from Koth, Argos, and Stygia. But the arrival of Red Sonja and her band of mercenaries has called down the combined might of all those opponents, under the command of the deadly General Cavvalus. To defeat Cavvalus and his mighty legions, Sonja may be forced to do the unthinkable: surrender.

Dynamite’s Solicitations for April 2011

Posted in Comics, Solicitations on January 24, 2011 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for April 2011. There are three Red Sonja items:

Queen Sonja #19
Queen Sonja #19 Fabiano Neves cover
Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Edgar Salizar, covers by Fabiano Neves and Carlos Rafael.

Things are reaching a breaking point for Sonja and her one-time ally, the Cimmerian mercenary Ryakin. Meanwhile, Thulsa Doom continues working to free his dark god, Set, from his imprisonment. Set is hiding something from Thulsa, but not to worry … Thulsa is hiding something from Set, too! A desperate battle in the wilderness and an unexpected reversal of fortunes — and loyalties — awaits in the blood-and-guts packed penultimate issue of Son of Set.

Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #3
Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #3
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Daniel Sampere, covers by Lucio Parrillo.

Oh how the tables have turned, the weak become strong, and the strong become dead. With Loki taking over, Sonja is fast running out of options, but she has one card left to play – Thor. She had better move fast as Loki’s devious mind is quick to invent new destruction, and he may have found the key to unleashing the Ragnarok.

Red Sonja: Break the Skin One-Shot
Red Sonja: Break the Skin Phil Winslade cover
Written by Jen Van Meter, art by Edgar Salazar, covers by Phil Winslade, Paul Renaud.

Sonja is deceived by the nephew of a dying chieftain into eliminating his rivals, securing leadership of the clan for himself. Enraged by the betrayal, Sonja lets a little magic justice play itself out. Also features a Classic Red Sonja bonus story!

Review of Queen Sonja #13

Posted in Comics, Reviews on January 24, 2011 by nemedian bard

Queen Sonja #13 is reviewed by Terry Verticchio on cxPulp.

Queen Sonja #13

Red Sonja Sales for December 2010

Posted in Comics, Sales on January 24, 2011 by nemedian bard

Diamond Comics Distributors released sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks sold in the direct market for December 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 #12 ranked 212 on the list with 8,231 copies sold.

Queen Sonja #12

Queen Sonja #13

Posted in Comics, Previews on January 18, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Queen Sonja #13 on sale January 19.

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The plot thickens as Sonja’s ambition and love of stealing brings trouble as she learns that one does not take lightly from Lord Fellon. Her innocence lost as young Sonja takes her first life, this is a pivotal turn in Sonja’s journey from wild child, to thief, to warrior.

The Top 5 Red Sonja Moments of 2010

Posted in Comics, General on January 3, 2011 by nemedian bard

The Nemedian Chronicles count down the top 5 Red Sonja moments from 2010.

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