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Red Sonja Sales for January 2012

Posted in Comics, One-Shot, Sales on March 5, 2012 by nemedian bard

Diamond Comics Distributors released sales estimates for comics and trade paperbacks sold in the direct market for January 2012. 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 #62 placed at 199 with 7,160 copies sold. Queen Sonja #26 sold 6,016 issues and ranked 220. Red Sonja: Raven came in at 236 with 4,942 copies sold.

Red Sonja #62Queen Sonja #26Red Sonja: Raven

Red Sonja: Raven Review

Posted in Comics, One-Shot, Reviews on February 13, 2012 by nemedian bard

Red Sonja: Raven is reviewed on Comics Bulletin.

Red Sonja: Raven

“Raven however did not lose points for the multitude of depiction. Though the accent is distracting, the artwork is nevertheless breathtaking, and the fight choreography inventive. The story is strong, but the ending falls apart, and it’s more than just the plotting.”
– Ray Tate, Comics Bulletin

Red Sonja: Raven

Posted in Comics, One-Shot, Previews on January 16, 2012 by nemedian bard

Here’s an advance look at Red Sonja: Raven on sale January 18.

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The goddess Scathach places her blessings upon a new warrior, Raven, who dedicates herself to the advancement of women all across the land. But when Red Sonja finds herself investigating a series of massacres, she begins to suspect that Raven isn’t quite as noble as she seems in the pursuit of her cause. Surrounded by an army of women ready to draw blood in her name, Raven may be the one foe that Sonja cannot defeat — and she may not want to!

The Top 5 Red Sonja Moments of 2011

Posted in Comics, General, Miniseries, One-Shot on January 14, 2012 by nemedian bard

The Nemedian Chronicles count down the top 5 Red Sonja moments from 2011.

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Dynamite’s Solicitations for January 2012

Posted in Comics, One-Shot, Solicitations on October 26, 2011 by nemedian bard

Red Sonja #66
Red Sonja #66 Walter Geovani coverRed Sonja #66 John Watson cover
Written by Eric Trautmann, art by Walter Geovani, covers by Walter Geovani and John Watson.

The final, bloody showdown over the cursed Horn of Nergal is at hand! To stand fast against an army of Stygian assassins, and the sinister machinations of the Priestess Azanathi, will require all of Red Sonja’s considerable skill. But is the She-Devil’s martial prowess enough to win the day, and perhaps, a measure of redemption, or will the Horn’s curse cost Sonja everything?

Queen Sonja #27
Queen Sonja #27 Lucio Parrillo coverQueen Sonja #27 Igor Vitorino cover
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Milton Estevam, covers by Igor Vitorino and Lucio Parrillo.

When you move to strike Empress Sonja you had better not miss, because you only get one shot. Then it is her turn. Meanwhile Xander and Melea penetrate Koliostri’s growing cult, and learn its secrets.

Red Sonja: Raven
Red Sonja: Raven
Written by Marc Mason, art by Lui Antonio, cover by Frank Martin Jr.

The goddess Scathach places her blessings upon a new warrior, Raven, who dedicates herself to the advancement of women all across the land. But when Red Sonja finds herself investigating a series of massacres, she begins to suspect that Raven isn’t quite as noble as she seems in the pursuit of her cause. Surrounded by an army of women ready to draw blood in her name, Raven may be the one foe that Sonja cannot defeat — and she may not want to!

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!

Dynamite’s Solicitations for June 2011

Posted in Books, Collectibles, Comics, One-Shot, Solicitations on April 1, 2011 by nemedian bard

Dynamite Entertainment posted their solicitations for June 2011. There are five Red Sonja items:

Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #5
Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #5
Written by Luke Lieberman, art by Daniel Sampere, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

In the Ragnorok, even the gods must die. The question is, who yet lives and what is dead, after the skies go black and the waters red. Prepare for an epic battle for the ages that will change Sonja’s world forever!

Red Sonja: Blue One Shot
Red Sonja: Blue One Shot Walter Geovani coverRed Sonja: Blue One Shot Mel Rubi cover
Written by Peter Brett, art by Walter Geovani, covers by Mel Rubi and Walter Geovani.

Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of the Demon Cycle, takes the reins for this special issue, teaming up with fan favorite artist Walter Geovani to take Red Sonja back to her barbarian roots — and the She-Devil isn’t going without a fight! When an unfortunate encounter with a demon deprives her of her trademark chainmail bikini, Sonja is forced to don a familiar blue fur tunic for the remainder of this adventure. Brett brings a mix of deft characterization, wry humor, and hard action to this one-shot homage to the Sonja legacy, honoring longtime fans while offering the perfect self-contained story for new readers.

Red Sonja Vol. 8: Blood Dynasty Trade Paperback
Red Sonja Vol. 8: Blood Dynasty TPB
Written by Brian Reed, art by Walter Geovani and Diego Bernard, cover by Paul Renaud.

The conclusion of the odyssey of the “Blood Dynasty” (featured in Red Sonja #41-49)! This ambitious story features Sonja as you’ve never seen her before, as the series takes a thrilling turn towards the mysterious, while maintaining a classic sense of adventure! Written by Brian Reed and illustrated by Walter Geovani and featuring a complete cover gallery!

Queen Sonja Vol. 2: The Red Queen Trade Paperback
Queen Sonja Vol. 2: The Red Queen TPB
Written by Arvid Nelson, art by Jackson Herbert, cover by Lucio Parrillo.

After the thrilling opening adventures of the all-new, all-different Queen Sonja, Dynamite proudly presents the next chapter in the She-Devil with a Sword saga! Featuring the Dynamite debut of writer Arvid (Warlord of Mars) Nelson and artist Jackson (Avengers/Invaders) Herbert, Sonja finds herself warily upon the throne and facing a new and deadly threat from within… and without!

Red Sonja Statue Inspired by J. Scott Campbell
Red Sonja Statue Inspired by J. Scott Campbell
Sculpted by Tom & Joy Snyder, Advance Solicitation for October 2011.

This beautiful statue was inspired by the incredible Red Sonja artwork of J. Scott Campbell.

Tom and Joy Snyder sculpted, painted and painstakingly reviewed every detail of this statue under the watchful eye of project overseer J. Scott Campbell, creating one of the most compelling and beautiful Red Sonja statues of all time.

Measuring approximately 8.5″ tall with a base 4″ long x 6″ wide, this truly magnificent piece is one that fans will appreciate for years to come.