THE SHE-DEVIL BATTLES THE UNDEAD!
Rick Remender and Paul Renaud Team-Up for Vacant Shell One-Shot
February 19, 2007, Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment released images and information today concerning RED SONJA: VACANT SHELL, an extremely special one-shot featuring a very dramatic and early adventure starring the She-Devil with a Sword! The one-shot is written by Rick Remender with the Dynamite debut of artist Paul Renaud. Scheduled for an April release, Red Sonja: Vacant Shell will be available with covers by Paul Renaud and the legendary Michael William Kaluta.
As 2007 marks the 35th anniversary of Red Sonja’s first appearance in comics, Dynamite Entertainment keeps the She-Devil in the spotlight with the upcoming Red Sonja: Vacant Shell. Writer Rick Remender described the basis of the one-shot tale in an interview with Comic Book Resources: “In the story, Red Sonja travels to the outer villages to investigate rumblings of a “Dark God”. Along the way, Sonja encounters a critically wounded man and, against her better judgment, saves his life.”
“There are as many consequences to saving a person as killing one. You sort of have to own their acts once you give them their life back. With no knowledge of the man of if his tale is true or not, Sonja is forced to trust her instincts and hope they are not being manipulated. Sonja is eventually led to a village turned completely evil, its inhabitants no more than ghouls who’ve traded away their souls. Things get progressively worse from there. This will be a painful learning experience for the character. It’s also perfect self-contained issue that deals with characters from regular continuity…”
Red Sonja: Vacant Shell is illustrated by Paul Renaud, who also provided the cover for Red Sonja #17. Fans and contemporaries have compared Renaud’s stunning art to that of Adam Hughes. Joining Renaud on covers for Vacant Shell is the legendary Michael Kaluta, whose influence and style is thoroughly his own, yet rooted in classic illustration.
RED SONJA: VACANT SHELL (FEB073315) WRITTEN BY RICK REMNDER, ART BY PAUL RENAUD; COLORS BY CHRIS CHUCKRY; 50/50 VARIANT COVERS BY PAUL RENAUD AND MICHAEL WILLIAM KALUTA!
Fan Favorite writer Rick Remender is joined by the incredibly talented Paul Renaud as they present the Vacant Shell! Featuring two covers, one by Renaud and the other by living legend Michael Kaluta, Vacant Shell finds the She-Devil amidst a village of the undead and up against a dark sorcerer bent of unleashing hell in Hyboria!
Red Sonja one-shots are a great introduction to the character and her world, as well as quick sell-outs! Don’t miss this new addition to the Red Sonja library!
FANS, ASK YOU LOCAL RETAILER ABOUR THE INCENTIVE VARIANT COVERS, INCLUDING: A RENAUD BLACK AND WHITE COVER!
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