Archive for April, 2011

Red Sonja: Break the Skin Review

Posted in Comics, Reviews on April 27, 2011 by nemedian bard

Felicity Gustafson reviews Red Sonja: Break the Skin on Comics Bulletin.

Red Sonja: Break the Skin

“‘Break the Skin’ is a particular treat that can be savored by everyone, not just the long time fans. If you’re simply looking for a good, fantasy based comic, this would be a good one to start with. After all, she’s a fiery, redheaded sword master with a chip on her shoulder — what’s not to love?”
– Felicity Gustafson, Comics Bulletin

Dynamite’s Solicitations for July 2011

Posted in Comics, Solicitations on April 27, 2011 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for July 2011. There are two Red Sonja items:

Red Sonja #61
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Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Walter Geovani, covers by Walter Geovani, Wagner Reis.

Stygia: mysterious land of black magics, serpent gods, and deadly intrigues…and the last place in the Hyborian Kingdoms a sane person would venture. But with Emperor Strabonus’ assassins hot on her heels, and accounts to settle in Stygia, that’s just where Red Sonja is headed.

Queen Sonja #21
Queen Sonja #21 Lucio Parrillo coverQueen Sonja #21 Igor Vitorino cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Fritz Casas, covers by Lucio Parrillo, Igor Vitorino.

Queen Sonja: Conquest! Plauged by invasions, insurrections, and the wrath of Thulsa Doom, Sogoria is left in ruines and stands on the brink of civil war. Sonja remembers that sometimes the best defense is a good offense. She must turn to the only Baron left in the land with any coin, and he is a man of grand ambitions…

Red Sonja Omnibus Volume 2

Posted in Books, Previews on April 25, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Red Sonja Omnibus Volume 2 on sale April 27.

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Kulan Gath controls the land. Red Sonja and her companions have been sent to the other side of the globe. Now the She-Devil must battle her way across Hyboria, encountering strange animal-men, vicious undead pirates, mysterious sea creatures and more to end the dark sorcerer’s reign of terror. New allies are revealed, old allies are lost, and villains abound as Sonja comes face-to-face for the final time with Kulan Gath in a battle that can only end with the DEATH of Red Sonja!

This massive 408 page omnibus collects issues 19-34 of the ground-breaking series written by Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Ron Marz, Christos Gage, Joshua Ortega and Luke Lieberman, and illustrated by Homs, Mel Rubi, Fabiano Neves, Pablo Marcos and Lee Moder.

This volume also collects a complete cover gallery featuring: Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Arthur Adams, David Mack, Ariel Olivetti, Paul Renaud, Ken Kelly, Frank Brunner and more!

Red Sonja: Break the Skin

Posted in Comics, One-Shot, Previews on April 18, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Red Sonja: Break the Skin on sale April 20.

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It looked like such a simple job: Zepur, a princess of the nomadic Talakma Horsemen, sought Sonja’s sword to defeat an unwelcome suitor and his army. When Sonja discovers she’s led her mercenary band into the middle of a bitter and vicious rivalry for leadership of Zepur’s clan, she’s got to figure out whos lying to her the least, which promises she can keep, and how to fight the soul-eating avatar of an angry ape god. Also features a Classic Red Sonja bonus story!

Red Sonja Sales for March 2011

Posted in Comics, Sales on April 14, 2011 by nemedian bard

Diamond Comics Distributors released sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks sold in the direct market for March 2011. The numbers are from sales within the Diamond channel and do not take into account data from newsstands, book stores or overseas market. Red Sonja #55 came in at 210 with 8,729 copies sold. Queen Sonja #15 ranked 231 with 7,539 issues sold. Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1 placed at 238 with 7,215 copies purchased. Red Sonja: Deluge sold 6,274 and finished at 255.

Red Sonja #55Queen Sonja #15Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #1Red Sonja: Deluge

Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #2

Posted in Comics, Previews on April 11, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #2 on sale April 13.

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Loki just loves it when a plan comes together, this usually means bad news for, well, everyone else. Red Sonja struggles to defend her friend’s kingdom from destruction and stop Loki from unleashing an even greater danger on the Hyborian world.

More Photos of Red Sonja from MegaCon 2011

Posted in Cosplay on April 7, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here are more pictures of Alisa in her Red Sonja costume at MegaCon 2011.
Special thanks to Chris Shields and Michael Iacca for the use of their photos.
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