Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Another Sonja by Dezunga

Well after Mikeyboy posted that awesome picture up the other day I felt the need to dig into my own collection and share this piece. Ive had this painting for a few years now, having bought it off ebay back in 2008 I believe, Im going to have to get it framed some day.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Red Sonja number one variant covers

I picked up the first issue of Red Sonja this past week ( The Peacock cover ) while I was in the store I noticed they had all the variant covers.  I wanted to purchase them all...after all they are brand new I grabbed each one and approached the counter.  They even had the b/w variants of the covers so I picked them too.  The guy rings them up and the bill came to over 300 bucks...I was like WHOAHHH DUDE!!! 300 bucks?  He says " Yeah the variant covers are all 25 dollars each. "  I said " Ok you're crazy and thats a rip...I'll just take this one. "  ( The peacock cover is the newstand edition ) paid cover price and walked out.  What a creep...the nerve of him 25 each for brand new comics.  At most those comics could be marked up to 5 bucks each but 25?  What is this ebay?  Anyway I can't divulge the name of the store because I don't want to get sued...BUT I can tell you they are directly across the street from an Ice cream confectioner and MUGSY McGEE'S corner pub. In Massapequa NY. are some of the variants by...Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Buscema, Fiona Staples, and Amanda Conner...enjoy

Red Sonja by Tony Dezuniga

                    I find the coolest stuff at random.  Behold an awesome Red Sonja illo by Tony      Dezuniga...Pretty,Sweet,awesome,well done...RIP Tony.  God bless and Thank you.

Daily Deviant Art

Some new ones from Rodel Martin

RED SONJA by RODEL MARTIN (07032013) by ~rodelsm21 on deviantART

Red Sonja (#7) by Rodel Martin by ~VMIFerrari on deviantART

Red Sonja (#8) by Rodel Martin by ~VMIFerrari on deviantART

RED SONJA by RODEL MARTIN (06172013) by ~rodelsm21 on deviantART

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Red Sonja #1 page 04

Poor Sonja sure looks like she is in a bit of a jam. Walter Geovani artwork.

Unpublished cover to Red Sonja #12

I found this while searching about and thought it would be nice to share with you. An unpublished cover to #12 of Marvel's first Red Sonja series.


Daily Deviant Art

Some more Deviant Art.

Sonya with Sword by ~PaulAbrams on deviantART

So why do I like Deviant Art?  Well it gives new artists (and some old hands at it) a chance to get seen and by using their share feature if an artist doesn't want their art on a site then they can remove it on their own.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Red Sonja and the Wizard, SDCC 1978

Here is a rare treat.  The fantastic Wendy Pini and Frank Thorne as Red Sonja and the Wizard.

Courtesy of BoingBoing.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gail Simone's Red Sonja #1 out Today!

Get to your Comic book store or head over to Comixology to get Gail Simone's new Red Sonja #1.

At Comixology you can also take advantage of their sale.

more Daily Deviant Art

Wanna make sure the best of Red Sonja gets to you!

Red Sonja Unchained #03 Cover by ~wgpencil on deviantART


Monday, July 15, 2013


Official Press Release

Following on the immense success of the newly launched Red Sonja ongoing series by Gail Simone, Dynamite proudly announces the upcoming Legends of Red Sonja prestige miniseries, an extravaganza celebrating the iconic fantasy heroine's long and storied career.  Legends of Red Sonja is a collaborative effort uniting Simone with a star-studded and prestigious creative team including , Marjorie M. Liu, Mercedes Lackey, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Rhianna Pratchett, Leah Moore, Tamora Pierce, Blair Butler, Nancy Collins, Meljean Brook, Nicola Scott, Devin Grayson and more to be announced.  Frank Thorne, one of the key artists responsible for defining the character's distinct look, will be among the artists to contribute cover artwork, as will Jay Anacleto.

"When it was first decided that I would be taking part in the relaunch of Red Sonja, we had what I thought was a very fun idea, which was to have all the covers and variant covers be drawn by top female artists," says Gail Simone, an industry legend with celebrated runs on Birds of Prey, Secret Six, and Batgirl.  "The idea just took off, as some of my artistic heroes, people like Colleen Doran, Amanda Conner, and Nicola Scott all contributed these gorgeous, eye-popping pieces of art for the book.  It made everyone tremendously happy and gave us a wonderful extra kick for our relaunch of this classic character.  So when Dynamite told me that the 40th anniversary of Red Sonja was coming up, I thought, 'I wonder if we could do the same thing, but with all my favorite female writers?'  I can't tell you how exciting this is for me, it's something I've wanted to do for years."

The structure of the Legends of Red Sonja prestige series will be, in Simone's words, "a braided story, with individual, unique stories written by titans of comics, prose, and the gaming world.  These are all powerful voices whose work I adore.  Dynamite asked me to make a list of the women I'd love to see included, and again, I was astounded at the eager responses!  We have giants of the fantasy and horror prose world; Tamora Pierce, Nancy Collins, and Meljean Brook. We have some of the hottest comics talents; Marjorie M. Liu, Mercedes Lackey, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Leah Moore, Devin Grayson and (in her first published story as a writer) Nicola Scott.  And we have brilliant writers from games and television; Rhianna Pratchett and Blair Butler.  Getting to hand-pick this crew of fierce women was an absolute joy, and the fun of it is, we're all fans of Red Sonja, and of each other.  Throwing ideas back and forth and shaping the stories has been some of the most fun I've ever had in comics.  I can't wait for people to read these takes on Red Sonja...some are funny, some are scary, some are very different versions of Sonja than we are familiar with!"

Many of Gail Simone's hand-picked contributors have shared their excitement about the project:

Rhianna Pratchett (Heavenly Sword, Mirror's Edge): "I treasured my Red Sonja poster when I was kid.  So to get the opportunity to write a story for the character, and to do it in the company of such extraordinary, talented women, is a dream come true.  My younger self is definitely high-fiving my older self."

Leah Moore (Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery, Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon):  "It's not everyday that Gail Simone asks me to write Red Sonja.  To be honest, I'm glad, because when it happened, I had to be peeled off the ceiling.  Writing Red Sonja has been a personal ambition of mine for a long time.  She is about the most fun a writer can have.  She's a loner, a grouch, a badass, and is apparently impervious to cold.  I am almost too excited about this project to actually write the thing, which is counter-productive, really."

Tamora Pierce (The Song of the Lioness, Mastiff):  "This is the coolest project ever: new stories crafted by some of the best writers and artists out there, about a woman warrior created by one of my literary idols, Robert E. Howard, spearheaded by my comics goddess, Gail Simone.  I'm honored to be a part of this, and can't wait to see the whole thing.  It will be a ground-breaking, multilayered view of a character who has been brawling through comics for decades!"

Blair Butler (Heart, host of MSN's Nerdcore):  "I'm honored and exceedingly intimidated to be included in this group of talented creators.  Gail Simone is amazing -- and her take on Red Sonja is something I've been looking forward to since it was announced way back at Emerald City Comic-Con.  So when she asked me to contribute, I agreed immediately, even though I'm totally nervous about it."

Nancy Collins (Swamp Thing, VAMPS):  "I am thrilled to have been chosen by Gail Simone to participate in Legends of Red Sonja.  I remember how excited I was when I plucked Conan the Barbarian #23 off the spinner rack as a kid, all those years ago, and finally saw a female hero capable of dishing it out with the best of them.  I am honored to have been given this chance to add to Red Sonja's mythos."

Meljean Brook (Iron Seas, Demon Angel):  "I'm absolutely thrilled to be writing a story for the she-devil, Red Sonja.  I first encountered Red Sonja in the movie with Nielsen and Schwarzenegger when I was about eight years old -- and I know that movie isn't without its problems, but it's almost impossible to describe how incredible it was to watch a film in which the heroine was just as strong and as tough as the muscle-bound hero.  I loved that she was arrogant, skilled, and never wimped out or waited for rescue, and I immediately went out in search of similar stories about her.  Red Sonja was a revelation to eight-year-old me, and I can trace many of the heroines I write today back to those roots."

"Wow.  Gail and the editorial team at Dynamite have put together an incredible team of creators - a prestigious and impressive list - on a series that celebrates one of the strongest female characters in comics.  I can say, that they have done an incredible job together, and I thank them."  States Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci.

Sounds nifty.

Sonja and Conan...

                                                        The boy never really had a chance....

RED STORM - By Dave Cockrum

Sunday, July 7, 2013