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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!

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!

Dynamite’s Solicitations for June 2012

Posted in Books, Comics, Miniseries, Solicitations on March 22, 2012 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for June 2012. There are five Red Sonja items:

Red Sonja #70
Red Sonja #70 Walter Geovani cover
Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Geoff Isherwood, cover by Walter Geovani.

Witness the thrilling conclusion of Red Sonja’s battle alongside a kingdom’s most legendary swordsman, against an ancient creature of limitless eldritch and physical power! To the death!

Queen Sonja #32
Queen Sonja #32 Lucio Parrillo cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Milton Estevam, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

When the tournament ends, will a world war begin? Will the victor claim his spoils? Will the assassin meet the Queen’s justice? Plots, within plots within plots are revealed and the future of Sonja’s rule takes shape.

Witchblade/Red Sonja #5
Witchblade/Red Sonja #5
Written by Doug Wagner, art by Cezar Razek, cover by Ale Garza.

The tide has turned as Red Sonja now hunts the dark angel Ragniel. Filled with a savage bloodlust, Sonja won’t rest until the monstrosity carrying her father’s soul is destroyed and Ragniel has paid for his transgressions. In modern-day New York City, Sara Pezzini has found Sonja’s mythical Hyrkanian sword and rushes to save her daughter. Hell hath no fury! Join Dynamite Entertainment and Top Cow Productions for the thrilling conclusion of Witchblade/Red Sonja. Blood, guns, swords, and a chainmail bikini are guaranteed.

Prophecy #1
Prophecy #1 Paul Renaud cover
Written by Ron Marz, art by Walter Geovani, cover by Paul Renaud.

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? A seven-issue, self-contained event! That’s right, fans, no spinoffs, no add-ons, just seven issues of all out, apocalyptic warfare! Be there for the first crossover spanning the Dynamite line…before it’s too late!

Red Sonja Omnibus Volume 3 Trade Paperback
Red Sonja Omnibus Volume 3
Written by Brian Reed and more, art by Walter Geovani and more, cover by Joseph Michael Linsner.

Everything you knew about Red Sonja and her world was forever changed when the She-Devil battled Kulan Gath to the death! Now, following her trip to Hades, the spirit of the She-Devil is reborn, though the world around her has forever changed! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents issues #35-50 in another massive volume! Over 430-pages of Red Sonja action, along with a complete cover gallery.

Red Sonja Sales for August-December 2011

Posted in Books, Comics, Miniseries, Sales on March 2, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here are Red Sonja sales estimates from Diamond Comics Distributors for the months of August through December 2011. The numbers are from sales within the Diamond channel and do not take into account data from newsstands, book stores or overseas market.

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Dynamite’s Solicitations for May 2012

Posted in Books, Comics, Miniseries, Solicitations on February 22, 2012 by nemedian bard

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

Queen Sonja #31
Queen Sonja #31 Lucio Parrillo cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Milton Estevam, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

Queen Sonja learns the price of breaking her vows to the Goddess, as the tournament turns to chaos and ruin. As enemies beset her on every side, can Queen Sonja find the assassin who threatens to plunge her realm into bloodshed?

Witchblade/Red Sonja #4
Witchblade/Red Sonja #4
Written by Doug Wagner, art by Cezar Razek, cover by Ale Garza.

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.

Red Sonja Vol. 10: Machineries of Empire Trade Paperback
Red Sonja Vol. 10: Machineries of Empire trade paperback
Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Noah Salonga, Patrick Berkenkotter, cover by Paul Renaud.

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. This collection features issues 56 through 60 of the series by Eric Trautmann, Noah Salonga and Patrick Berkenkotter, as well as covers by artists Walter Geovani, Paul Renaud and Fabiano Neves!

Dynamite’s Solicitations for April 2012

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

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for April 2012. There are four Red Sonja items:

Red Sonja #69
Red Sonja #69 Walter Geovani cover
Written by Eric Trautmann, art and cover by Walter Geovani.

Red Sonja continues her travels in the jade kingdom of Khitai. Sonja and her allies find themselves face-to-face with that fabled land’s most revered swordsman. An unparalleled master of the blade and a She-Devil With A Sword: a recipe for grand adventure… or complete disaster?

Queen Sonja #30
Queen Sonja #30 Lucio Parrillo cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Milton Estevam, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

The Empress sleeps alone while all around her find comfort, she reconsiders her vows, and holds a Tournament of Kings. Every throne needs an heir, after all.

Witchblade/Red Sonja #3
Witchblade/Red Sonja #3
Written by Doug Wagner, art by Cezar Razek, cover by Ale Garza.

The dark angel Ragniel has won. Red Sonja flees for her life with the mortally wounded Nissa over her shoulder. Sara Pezzini finds the Witchblade is useless against Ragniel and his zealots have kidnapped her daughter. Drowning in desperation, Sara dives deep within the memories of the Witchblade in hopes of finding the sinful angel’s weakness and comes to a single, undeniable conclusion. Her only chance of saving her daughter and mankind is for Red Sonja to become the bearer of the Witchblade.

Queen Sonja Vol. 3: Coming of Age Trade Paperback
Queen Sonja Vol. 3: Coming of Age trade paperback
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Mel Rubi, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

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! Collecting Queen Sonja #11-15, along with a cover gallery.