Archive for September, 2011

Dynamite’s Solicitations for December 2011

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

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

Red Sonja #65
Red Sonja #65 Walter Geovani coverRed Sonja #65 John Watson cover
Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Walter Geovani, covers by Walter Geovani and John Watson.

Blood flows on the Stygian sands as Red Sonja — pursued by a family of Stygian assassins — closes in on her prize: an ancient weapon of incalculable destructive power. But the sorceress Azenathi has schemes of her own, and the She-Devil with a Sword may just be a pawn in a much deadlier game…

Queen Sonja #26
Queen Sonja #26 Lucio Parrillo coverQueen Sonja #26 Igor Vitorino cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Fritz Casas, covers by Igor Vitorino and Lucio Parrillo.

Winning a throne is sometimes easier then keeping it. If Sonja was tired of politics in Songoria she is in for a rude awakening, as the fanatical followers of “the Way” lead by the wizard Koliostri and zealot Rasa will prove more cunning then she thought.

Queen Sonja #20

Posted in Comics, Previews on September 26, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Queen Sonja #20 on sale September 28.

Queen Sonja #20 Fabiano Neves coverQueen Sonja #20 Patrick Berkenkotter coverQueen Sonja #20 Page 1Queen Sonja #20 Page 2Queen Sonja #20 Page 3Queen Sonja #20 Page 4Queen Sonja #20 Page 5

Queen Sonja rides hard for her capital. She’ll take it back from Thulsa Doom or die trying. Thulsa only needs to delay her long enough to perform the ritual that will free his evil god, Set, from his ancient prison. But Set is hiding a terrible secret from Thulsa, a secret that could mean the doom of all Hyboria. Cosmos-shattering revelations, bloody duels and a dark reckoning between Sonja and the darkest forces of the interstellar gulfs await in the final installment of the “Son of Set” story arc!

Red Sonja #57 Review

Posted in Comics, Reviews on September 20, 2011 by nemedian bard

Red Sonja #57 is reviewed by Ray Tate on Comics Bulletin.

Red Sonja #57

“The latest issue of Red Sonja benefits from Trautmann’s mimicry of Robert E. Howard’s narrative style, a massively action packed opening act, a superb setting and the scarlet-haired Solanga/Pettier Sonja discarding sensuality for practicality and fierceness.”
– Ray Tate, Comics Bulletin

Dynamite’s Solicitations for November 2011

Posted in Books, Comics, Solicitations on September 16, 2011 by nemedian bard

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

Queen Sonja #25
Queen Sonja #25 Lucio Parrillo coverQueen Sonja #25 Chasen Grieshop cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Fritz Casas, covers by Lucio Parrillo and Chasen Grieshop.

The final battle for the throne, the fate of an empire hangs in the balance! All loyalties tested and schemes lain bare in the final showdown between Queen Sonja and Emperor Antonious!

Red Sonja Omnibus Volume 1 – New Printing
Red Sonja Omnibus Volume 1
Written by Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Carey and J.T. Krul, art by Mel Rubi, Pablo Marcos, Noah Salonga, Stephen Sadowski and Lee Moder, cover by Michael Turner.

“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

This massive RED SONJA Omnibus features the first 19 issues (including the smash #0 issue which re-introduced Red Sonja to today’s audiences) starring the She-Devil with a Sword by the creative talents of Michael Avon (Powers) Oeming, Mike (X-Men, The Torch) Carey, Mel Rubi and more! A massive 464 pages of top-rate sword and sorcery action!

Also includes a complete cover gallery by the biggest and best in the industry: ALEX ROSS, Jim Lee, Michael Turner, Marc Silvestri, and more!

Red Sonja Sales for July 2011

Posted in Books, Comics, Sales on September 16, 2011 by nemedian bard

Diamond Comics Distributors released sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks sold in the direct market for July 2011. 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 #18 sold 6,869 copies and ranked 223. Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #5 placed at 246 with 5,698 issues sold.

Queen Sonja #18Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #5

For sales on graphic novels by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during July 2011, Red Sonja Vol. 8 ranked at 191 with 566 copies sold.

Red Sonja Vol. 8: Blood Dynasty TPB

Red Sonja Sales for June 2011

Posted in Comics, Miniseries, Sales on September 16, 2011 by nemedian bard

Diamond Comics Distributors released sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks sold in the direct market for June 2011. 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 #17 ranked 233 with 7,241 copies sold. Red Sonja: Blue came in at 263 with 6,138 copies sold. Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #4 sold 5,866 issues and placed at 269.

Queen Sonja #17Red Sonja: BlueRed Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #4

Alisa as Red Sonja at Dragon*Con 2011

Posted in Cosplay on September 8, 2011 by nemedian bard

Here are pictures of cosplayer Alisa in her Red Sonja costume at Dragon*Con 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Special thanks to DalaiMickey and Celeste (starsprinkles) for the use of their photos.
Copyright DalaiMickeyCopyright Celeste (starsprinkles)