September 24, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Red Sonja swings into her new limited series, The Price of Blood, by Luke Lieberman and Walter Geovani this December.
Red Sonja caretaker Luke Lieberman returns to the fiery-haired heroine for another chapter in her early adventures. He's joined by fan-favorite Sonja artist Walter Geovani (Death-Defying 'Devil, Clean Room) whose prolific work on the character goes back over a decade, most celebrated being his run with Gail Simone. The blood-soaked colors are handled by Adriano Augusto, while the slashing sound effects are brought by Taylor Esposito.
"Sonja has had a really rough road, and it has made her very jaded, so she is searching for the brighter side of life. That is why she is so angry when this moment of happiness and innocence is stolen from her in this series," said writer Luke Lieberman. "The goal with Sonja, as with any good storytelling is to do something different than everything that has come before while staying true to her roots. That is always the balance - between honoring to the history and being open to the future."
"It´s great to be back! I'm always happy and honored to draw such an iconic character," said artist Walter Geovani. "Sonja is a badass, cutting heads off, but she also has an emotional side."
This new series takes place in the months following Lieberman's last saga, Birth of the She-Devil [in paperback now], but can be read completely standalone like any great pulpy sword and sorcery tale. After the brutal events of that story, Sonja is looking to cut loose and drown out all the atrocities she has witnessed with ale. She travels to Aquilonia to attend the Festival of Fire with her new friend Elli.
Though Sonja's escape is destined to be shortlived, as local forces have a starkly different interpretation of the festival's patron god, Mitra. They come in to drench the festival in blood and Sonja finds herself invariably resisting them, and along the way spending time behind bars. Will the She-Devil With a Sword overcome this bloodshed and can she save the lives of those around her?
A pack of five brilliant covers grace the debut issue of this series. Geovani contributes one himself, and is joined by fantasy comics art pioneer Arthur Suydam, Red-regular Joseph Michael Linsner, a fearsome cosplay cover, and last but certainly not least, a ferocious piece by comics legend Michael Golden!
RED SONJA: THE PRICE OF BLOOD #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ October 2020 Previews catalog, and slated for release in December 2020. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
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.