Red Sonja: Long Live The Queen

by Jeff

aug090781 Red Sonja: Long Live The QueenMedia Release — “Know also, O prince, that in the selfsame days that the Cimmerian did stalk the Hyborian Kingdoms, one of the few swords worthy to cross with his was that of Red Sonja, warrior-woman out of majestic Hyrkania. Forced to flee her homeland because she spurned the advances of a king and slew him instead, she rode west across the Turanian steppes and into the shadowed mists of legendry.” -The Nemedian Chronicles

Red Sonja is back this October in a brand-new series with a brand-new direction and a brand-new writer! But, it’s not all new as fan-favorite artist Mel Rubi is returning for the massive “Queen Sonja Storyline”!

Following the events of Red Sonja #49, the great cosmic “reset” button has been hit and readers new and old will once again follow the classic adventures of the She-Devil with a Sword, only this time with a twist and Sonja assumes the throne.

aug090784 Red Sonja: Long Live The Queen“We wanted to do something special for what will be our 50th issue,” Dynamite Editor Joe Rybandt explained. “And while we didn’t want to fully relaunch the series, we did settle upon the new numbering and the Queen Sonja titling, as it fit the story and direction we came up with alongside writer Joshua Ortega. Getting Mel back was always part of our plan and he’s been hard at work on the story and doing his usual incredible job.”

In addition to the powerful creative team, Dynamite is launching the series with three covers: one by Rubi, a stunning painted piece by Lucio Parillo and a third cover by Jackson (Avengers/Invaders) Herbert. Also, in the days of rising comic costs, Dynamite is keeping the cover price at $2.99, but with a twist as they’re adding MORE content at the same standard price! In addition to the 22 pages of Queen Sonja action, an extra classic Sonja story will be featured, making the total page count of the issue (including ads) 48 pages! All for just the standard $2.99!

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RED SONJA LIVES! Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new direction for the mother of all warriors, Red Sonja! Under the direction of writer Joshua (Death Dealer) Ortega, QUEEN SONJA #1 also features the return of artist Mel Rubi!

Sonja finds herself with more than she bargained for as she takes the throne of her homelands! This first issue also features bonus pages of Red Sonja material, including an all-new Red Sonja short story! 48 pages for $2.99!

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