Only Dynamite’s 2021 Valentine’s Day Specials can break your heart

by Charles LePage

Red Sonja and Vampirella will receive 2021 Valentine’s Day Specials next February.

RS-Valentines2020-01011-A-Linsner_1 Only Dynamite's 2021 Valentine's Day Specials can break your heart

The press release follows:

Media Release — Dynamite announces a duo of romantic special one-shots for February, starring its flagship heroines, Red Sonja and Vampirella. Fans will think Cupid is hiding in their pull list!

The She-Devil With a Sword celebrates the season in a special story by Bill Willingham (Fables, Robin) and Giuessepe Cafaro (Catwoman, Suicide Squad). The creative duo reunites following their collaboration on the Vampirella: Trial of the Soul one-shot that featured the first appearance of Prester John.

Sonja is faced with the ultimate dilemma, as her arch-nemesis, Kulan Gath is suddenly… her greatest admirer? Is there more at play here than her eyes can see? Sonja will face her greatest challenge resisting the urge to kill a love that can not die.

In addition to the perfect fit of Joseph Michael Linsner for a cover, and a cosplay photo from Savannah Polson, Jimmy Broxton joins with a genius cover homaging the classic romance comics of earlier eras.

Over in a terrifying alternate reality and Vampirella’s special, the Daughter of Drakulon has married Dracula and the world faces a dark crisis like no other. The king of the vampires has subjected humanity to cattle for his people, and his bride has sworn a sacred oath to him. However, hope survives with a rebellion brewing in the shadows. Who is the mysterious Bloodwing and why does Dracula fear her so much? And will she return in future stories? (Yes!)

Prolific Vampirella writer Tom Sniegoski brings in comics newcomer Jeannine Acheson to co-write this tale ripped from the Book of Prophecy, following successful collaborations in prose. They’re joined by rising artist Marco Ramos.

Sniegoski added, “Working on any Vampirella project is something that I absolutely adore, but the Valentine’s Day special, with the addition of Jeannine Acheson’s talents and Marco Ramo’s amazing art, have made this one of my favorite Vampirella projects that I’ve worked on ever—and that’s saying a lot! I can’t wait for people to see it.”

Linsner checks in for a cover on this issue too, completing a perfect set for collectors. Fan-favorite artist Gene Ha (Top 10) depicts a seductive yet threatening Vampi on his cover, and Sarah Stalcup features on the cosplay cover.

Red Sonja Valentine’s Day Special 2021 and Vampirella Valentine’s Day Special 2021 are solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ December 2020 Previews catalog, and slated for release in February 2021. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!

About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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