September 18, Mt. Laurel, NJ: D
ynamite Entertainment brings holiday cheer as Red Sonja gets her own holiday special! Authors Amy Chu (KISS, Red Sonja
) and Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, Red Sonja
) team-up once again to find the Red Goddess in holiday hijinx. The 40-page Red Sonja Holiday Special
will available December 5th, making it the perfect gift for comics fans everywhere.
Featuring cover artwork by the talented Leonardo Romero (Hawkeye) and interior art by Ricardo Jaime (The Shadow), Red Sonja reminisces about the time she and Sir Max rescued a drunk Santa from the Grinch (Kulan Gath of course!) and learns the true meaning of Christmas.
“I don't believe a Red Sonja Holiday special has ever been done before in her 45-year history, so this is a rare honor and challenge for me and my writing partner and friend Erik Burnham,” said co-author Amy Chu. “Erik calls me a "mad genius" but I say he is the true wizard with words. Erik is the only person I've ever co written with, starting with KISS: The Demon miniseries and now Red Sonja. I love that I can lob the craziest ideas at him and he never says, nah, but, hey, that could work!"
“I love working with Amy in general, but specifically on Red Sonja. I think we found a great rhythm in the last few issues of volume four and I'm excited to see what kind of shenanigans we can get the She-Devil into,” remarked co-author Erik Burnham. “Amy and I will talk about a few ideas, then she'll go off and write out an outline, filling it with everything she wants. I'll get her outline, find some surprises, and then try to surprise her as well when I build the final script. We've talked through several ideas for what a Sonja holiday special would be like, and I can't wait to see where we land!”
“Red Sonja is a cornerstone character of Dynamite Entertainment’s publishing line the Red Goddess is long overdue for a holiday special,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “After watching their work on the ongoing Red Sonja series, it was clear that Amy and Erik were the perfect pair to write this book.” The Red Sonja Holiday Special will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' October 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Red Sonja Holiday Special with their local comic book retailers. The Red Sonja Holiday Special will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
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 Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, 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.