Saturday, April 17, 2010

Joe Jusko does a Sonja #50 cover!

I don't usually pay much attention to the free issues of Comic Shop News at my local comic shop, but it quickly grabbed my attention this week when I spotted Joe Linsner's rendition of Sonja on the cover. The issue features an article all about the upcoming landmark (for current indy titles, anyway) 50th issue of Red Sonja. I figure the series is way past 50 already if you count all the other Sonja titles out there like Savage Tales, the Spider-man/Red Sonja crossover, Queen Sonja, the Red Sonja/Claw crossover, Red Sonja Vs Thulsa Doom, etc. By my count, there are already about 90 Dynamite-published Sonja issues.

So, back to the article.

The Comic Shop news article talks about contributors to the upcoming issue (there are quite a few new faces) and some of the basic plot outlines for the stories. There are four covers for the issue and I will be picking up each of them. They're all beautiful.

Even our good friend Joe Jusko is doing one of them. And it's amazing.

One of the stories is such a Conan rip-off that it's comical. It's basically Sonja vs the Frost Giants. Wow. If I was a Howard purist, I'd be pissed. But as a Howard fan who doesn't mind seeing other characters visit Howard's universe, I'm psyched.

The Comic Book Resource web site also has an article talking about the upcoming issue. And its images from the issue are much better quality than the news print scans I did from the Comic Shop News.

I can't wait.

Here's an advertisement showing the Turner statue and the art book with the Silvestri cover that's mentioned in the Comic Shop News article.


  1. ABSOLUTELY!!!! I read that a few days back here in Vancouver. So happy!!! I thought it continues in Queen Sonja... but it seems not. New Queen Sonja artbook out soon... with Frank Cho in it. :D

  2. Ya know?...I did not know they still printed comic shop news.