Archive for May, 2012

Queen Sonja #29 Review

Posted in Comics, Reviews on May 31, 2012 by nemedian bard

Queen Sonja #29 receives a 4 out of 5 from One Geek Nation.

Queen Sonja #29

“The artwork is overall very strong, and lends well to the pacing of the story. The book left us at a point that both fulfilled some of our desires for the story, as well as perking our curiosity about what will happen next. It has me interested enough that I fully intend to read issue #30 to see what is next. Overall I was very impressed with this issue. If future issues are as enjoyable as #29, they may have a new regular reader!”
– Josh Pierce, One Geek Nation

Jettie Monday as Red Sonja

Posted in Cosplay on May 28, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here are some photos of Jettie Monday as Red Sonja. Check out her other costumes on her Facebook page.
Special thanks to Bill Nash for the use of his photos.
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Queen Sonja #29

Posted in Comics, Previews on May 28, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Queen Sonja #29 on sale May 30.

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Empress Sonja has renounced her throne and returns to Sogoria with her rightful spoils, but curiously the road home passes close to Tirket and the holy Temples of the Way. With Koliostri elsewhere trying to claim the Emoran throne she left behind, Sonja find a detour is in order.

Queen Sonja Vol. 3

Posted in Books, Comics, Previews on May 28, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Queen Sonja Vol. 3 on sale May 30.

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Before she was a warrior, Red Sonja was a wild child in the Hyrkanian wilderness, before she ruled the empire of Emora, she thieved the streets of Pah-Disha. Running from the the pain of her bloody origins she gambles her life recklessly. Surviving these rough years taught her to fight, to hunt, to steal and to kill. They taught her one more thing, that her gift is her doom, and there is no escaping it. Experience Sonja’s journey from wild child, to thief, to warrior!

Collection Features:
• Issues 11 through 15 of the She-Devil’s second ongoing series by Luke Lieberman and fan-favorite Red Sonja artist, Mel Rubi
• All of the beautiful covers by artists Lucio Parrillo (Warlord of Mars), Carlos Rafael (Buck Rogers), Fabiano Neves (Marvel Zombies vs the Army of Darkness) and Mel Rubi!

Dynamite’s Solicitations for August 2012

Posted in Books, Comics, Miniseries, Solicitations on May 21, 2012 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for August 2012. There are three Red Sonja items:

Red Sonja: Atlantis Rises #1
Red Sonja: Atlantis Rises #1
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Max Dunbar, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

Know also O Prince, that Thulsa Doom did not go quietly into the night, his spirit endured, weak and horrible and viscous. Free of all humanity, hungering with a primal desire, all his thoughts were bent on but a single purpose: Thulsa Doom wanted to go Home. Atlantis Resurrection! When that which sank beneath the waves rises once more, and the Empire of Atlantis remembers its lost glory. Can Sonja save the Hyborean nations from slavery and DOOM?

Prophecy #3
Prophecy #3 Paul Renaud cover
Written by Ron Marz, art by Walter Geovani, cover by Paul Renaud.

The battle lines are drawn. With each passing hour, the sorcerer Kulan Gath uses the Mayan 2012 doomsday prophecy to push the world closer to destruction. But his sworn enemy Red Sonja followed him through time itself, and has now gathered a team of allies to oppose Gath and his army of the dead. Joined by Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and many more, Sonja has sworn to stop Gath, even if the cost is her own soul.

Queen Sonja Vol. 4: Son of Set Trade Paperback
Queen Sonja Vol. 4: Son of Set trade paperback
Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Edgar Salazar, cover by Fabiano Neves.

Red Sonja is secure at last as queen of the tiny nation of Sogaria. Rebel princes, greedy emperors, fiendish intrigues she’s bested them all. But a new danger is rising up from the depths of the Earth itself. Thulsa Doom, Sonja’s hated nemesis, has been rotting in the stygian darkness and nursing his enmity for the flame-haired queen since Sonja cast him down there many years ago. Set, Thulsa’s evil god, calls out to him, promising him vengeance if Doom will free his god from an ancient prison. You can be sure Thulsa is up to the task, and when Set is free, all hell breaks loose in Sogaria. But what about the mysterious plans Set is hiding from Thulsa Doom? And what about Red Sonja? She’s not giving up her kingdom without a fight! The Queen Sonja Volume 4 TP collects issues #16-20 [the “Son of Set” storyline], along with a complete cover gallery!

Prophecy #3 Cover Preview

Posted in Art, Comics, Miniseries, Previews on May 16, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here is a preview of Paul Renaud’s cover for Prophecy #3.
Prophecy #3 cover preview

Canadian Cosplayer Gillian as Red Sonja

Posted in Cosplay on May 15, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here is a picture of cosplayer Gillian in her Red Sonja costume at the Toronto Cosplay Picnic in July 2011. Check out her other costumes on her deviantArt page.
Special thanks to Stillvisions for the use of their photo.
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Gillian’s comments on the construction of her costume:
This costume was a collaboration between my good friend ~Stargazer-Gemini and I. He is responsible for all my lovely chainmail sections.
The bikini top is a custom built suede bra with scale maille sections sewed on top. The pauldrons are made from craft foam and heat formed into shape. The pauldrons are attached to the bikini with Velcro. The necklace is made by me.
The bottoms are made with a leather look fabric and stiff interfacing for the ‘belt’ section. There are 2″ gold hoops on each side. The scale maille is lined with a black cotton to avoid chainmail bites and generally make things more comfortable.