Archive for June, 2012

Dynamite’s Solicitations for September 2012

Posted in Comics, Miniseries, Solicitations on June 20, 2012 by nemedian bard

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

Red Sonja #72
Red Sonja #72 Walter Geovani cover
Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Edgar Salazar, cover by Walter Geovani.

There are old scores to settle, and new threats on the horizon as the She-Devil with a Sword carves a bloody swath across the Hyborian kingdoms. This time, Red Sonja’s travels have brought her full circle, back to her native Hyrkania, where an ancient feud once again blazes to life.

Red Sonja: Atlantis Rises #2
Red Sonja: Atlantis Rises #2
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Max Dunbar, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

King Kazeel wants to rule the world. But Thulsa Doom has other plans. The dreaming god is awoken. As Red Sonja desperately tried to pull the warring factions of humanity together, she doesn’t realize that she is already too late.

Prophecy #4
Prophecy #4 Paul Renaud cover
Written by Ron Marz, art by Walter Geovani, cover by Paul Renaud.

The end is nigh! The end of the world, that is, now that sorcerer Kulan Gath has summoned powerful Mayan avatars of destruction to reduce the planet to ashes. Earth’s only hope is a motley band of warriors, including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Dracula, Pantha, Herbert West the Reanimator and more, who must stand against Gath’s minions. It’s a contest of champions, with the very survival of our world depending on the outcome. Writer Ron Marz and artist Walter Geovani continue Dynamite’s crossover to end all crossovers!

Red Sonja Vol. 10

Posted in Books, Comics, Previews on June 20, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s a preview of the Red Sonja Vol. 10: Machineries of Empire trade paperback. It is in stores today.

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In a savage, violent world, it takes a strong sword arm and quick wits to survive…

Red Sonja — mercenary, thief, and slayer — arrives in Khorshemish, capital city of the mighty nation of Koth. With enemies on all sides, the She-Devil With a Sword finds herself at a crossroads between rival families, all vying for the kingdom’s throne. Amid such intrigues, there’s always a chance for profit, and Sonja’s roll of the dice throws her into a snakepit of old grudges, ancient magicks, and arcane sciences…with the fate of a kingdom at stake.

Written by Eric Trautmann (Vampirella, Action Comics) and illustrated by Noah Salonga (Xena) and Patrick Berkenkotter (Torch).

Collection Features:
• Issues 56 through 60 of the hit series by Eric Trautmann, Noah Salonga and Patrick Berkenkotter.
• All of the beautiful covers by artists Walter Geovani, Paul Renaud, and Fabiano Neves!

Prophecy #1 Goes to Second Printing After Sell-Out

Posted in Comics, Miniseries on June 13, 2012 by nemedian bard

Dynamite announces another printing of Prophecy #1 is being made available after a sell out of the initial run.

Prophecy #1 second printing

Here’s the full press release:

PROPHECY #1 SELL-OUT AT DYNAMITE!

SECOND (AND POSSIBLE THIRD) PRINTINGS ARE BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO SATIATE DEMAND!

June 8, 2012, Mt. Laurel, NJ – Dynamite’s biggest cross-over EVER – Prophecy #1 – hits this June, and we wanted to let everyone know in advance that the second printing that we made available may sell out early next week, and we are already evaluating going back for a THIRD PRINTING! Written by Ron Marz and drawn by Walter Geovani, with covers by Paul Renaud, Prophecy is a self contained event series. Prophecy, running for seven issues, is easily Dynamite’s biggest company cross-over of ALL TIME! Make sure to pick up the first issue of Prophecy in June!

Prophecy takes place during 2012, and the Mayan doomsday prophecy is coming to pass, and the end of the world makes for strange allies. Vampirella, Red Sonja, Kulan Gath, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West The Reanimator, Alan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory, Pantha and many more choose sides and clash in battles that will decide the fate of the Earth and all of mankind. Will the forces of good be able to stop the end of days? Or will an army of darkness rise?

“Obviously it’s great news that Prophecy #1 sold out,” says Prophecy writer Ron Marz. “It’s satisfying to put together a series that embraces the fun of comics, and then have readers respond to that series. But the better news is that Dynamite is going back for a second printing. We want to have copies in front of as many people as possible!”

“It is with great pride that Prophecy is selling out so quickly,” adds Dynamite Entertainment President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. “For issue #1 to be sold out from Diamond within 24 hours of release is a testament to the hard work that Ron (Marz), Walter (Geovanni) and everyone at Dynamite put into the launch. Readers have been asking for publishers to create self-contained events, and it is clear that Dynamite has made the right move by listening to our fan-base with our single focused ‘Prophecy’ series!”

In Prophecy #2, the Mayan Prophecy isn’t coming, it’s here. As the world falls into darkness, an army unites. There’s never been a gathering of heroes like this before … but we’ve never faced the end of the world before! A collection of Dynamite’s greatest characters, including Red Sonja, Vampirella, Pantha, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West the Reanimator, Allan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory and many more, must band together in a desperate attempt to prevent villainous sorcerer Kulan Gath from turning the world into ash. But when your allies include the lord of all vampires, everyone will be at one another’s throats — literally!

In Prophecy #3, the battlelines 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.

Prophecy #1 Review

Posted in Comics, Miniseries, Reviews on June 11, 2012 by nemedian bard

Prophecy #1 is reviewed by Mat Elfring on Comic Vine.

Prophecy #1

“This was a fantastic issue and a great start to this event. What I liked most about this issue is that it’s easily accessible to new readers and writer Ron Marz does a great job explaining the world and characters to new readers. The art team on this book is wonderful. There’s a lot of great detail and the colors really pop off the page. This is one solid cross over so far.”
– Mat Elfring, Comic Vine

Witchblade/Red Sonja #4

Posted in Comics, Miniseries, Previews on June 11, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Witchblade/Red Sonja #4 on sale June 13.

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Glory be to Red Sonja, bearer of the Witchblade!! Against her will, the She-Devil with a Sword now bears the Witchblade. The ancient artifact won’t separate from Sonja until it touches the only weapon able to wound the dark angel Ragniel – Sonja’s Hyrkanian blade. In modern times, Ragniel has taken Sara’s daughter Hope captive and decides the Witchblade must be destroyed. The race is on as Sara frantically searches for the Sonja’s mythical sword and Ragniel’s disfigured minions hunt Sara.

Jettie Monday on the Making of a Red Sonja Costume

Posted in Cosplay on June 6, 2012 by nemedian bard

Jettie Monday as Red Sonja (Copyright Eric Fiallos)

From Geek News Network cosplayer Jettie Monday shares her experience with what goes on behind the construction of a Red Sonja costume. Some of the things she writes about: hiring a blacksmith, making her sword convention-friendly and the demands for the costume to keep the “goods” covered. Continue reading

Prophecy #1

Posted in Comics, Miniseries, Previews on June 6, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s a preview of Prophecy #1. It is out in stores today.

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In 2012, the Mayan doomsday prophecy is coming to pass, and the end of the world makes for strange allies. Vampirella, Red Sonja, Kulan Gath, Dracula, Eva, Herbert West The Re-Animator, Alan Quatermain, Athena, Dorian Gray, Purgatory, Pantha and many more choose sides and clash in battles that will decide the fate of the Earth and all of mankind. Will the forces of good be able to stop the end of days? Or will an army of darkness rise?