Dynamite Entertainment and Terra Virtua are offering RED SONJA: QUEEN OF PLAGUES as a non-fungible digital collectible.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Terra Virtua, the entertainment-focused digital collectibles platform, is expanding their non-fungible digital collectibles with a fan-favorite Red Sonja graphic novel Queen of Plagues from creators Gail Simone and Walter Geovani. This limited-edition NFT collects the first volume of their celebrated run on one of the most iconic female characters in all of comics.
Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues was called, “Sword and sorcery adventure done right” by CBR and IGN said, “This is a great comic book and it deserves your attention.” Now it’s being offered in this unique and incredibly limited format for the first time.
This release comes from the company’s partnership with Dynamite Entertainment to launch a limited-edition range of fan-favorite NFT lithographs and graphic novels which kicked off last week with the ground-breaking series The Boys, in which the first issue $100 NFT sold out immediately. Still to come throughout the remainder of this year will be offerings from Vampirella, John Carter, Dejah Thoris and more featuring the works of legendary creators Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Christopher Priest, Michael Turner, Peter Steigerwald, Joe Quesada, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jim Lee, Tim Bradstreet, Mark Texeira, John Romita Jr., John Romita Sr., Lucio Parrillo, Joe Jusko, Alex Ross, J. Scott Campbell, Jose Gonzalez.
“We’re excited to add Red Sonja to the successful line of NFTs we’re creating with Terra Virtua. We’re also proud to create participation for all creators in our NFTs. Not only will Gail Simone and Walter Geovani receive participation, so will colorist Adriano Lucas and letterer Simon Bowland. It is great to be able to bring this incredible creative team’s work to this new platform,” said Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “And working with Terra Virtua, with so many comic fans as part of their team, they know how important it is to curate the titles to enhance and grow the industry. Another exciting aspect of this category is these exciting collectibles help current collectors enjoy NFTs, but also it helps to fuel and grow the comic industry bringing in new fans. I can’t wait for fans to experience this celebrated series in this new format.”
“When I originally read Queen of Plagues, little did I think we would one day be releasing this epic work as a prized digital collectible,” said Gary Bracey, Terra Virtua CEO. “Personally, I think this is one of the best adaptations of Robert E. Howards’ works and that Gail and Walter have created an iconic collectible with this. So very proud that we are collaborating with our friends at Dynamite to bring these amazing works to a whole new audience.”
The limited-edition digital collection is available to purchase on Terra Virtua here:
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.
About Terra Virtua
Terra Virtua, founded in 2017, is an entertainment-focused collectibles platform. Using blockchain technology, it provides utility by allowing collectors of digital assets to display and interact with their virtual goods in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and in 3D on PCs. Leveraging the latest in mobile and gaming technologies, their mission is to engage and connect fan-based user communities and turbo-charge fandom.