September 13, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Two of the most powerful forces in the Dynamite mythos collide to conclude this year, in Red Sonja / Hell Sonja. But are they meeting as foes or allies, and will both survive to tell the tale?
Writer Jordan Clark (Samurai Sonja) returns to the Sonjaverse in an all-new story that forces Red Sonja and Hell Sonja to team up against an immensely powerful Dark Entity from another world. Clark teams up with artist Miriana Puglia as he switches from historical action to cosmic horror.
Red Sonja / Hell Sonja tells the story of Hell on Earth. Hell itself has begun caving in, forcing Hell Sonja to escape through a portal…she finds herself stranded on Earth, powerless, but still hunted by the evil from her home dimension. There is only one warrior strong enough to help her fight back against horrendous Hell creatures: Red Sonja! Hell may have no fury like a woman scorn – but Hell’s in real danger when going up against two Sonjas!
“It's great to be back! I've loved getting the chance to introduce Samurai Sonja, and this was an opportunity to try and stretch things even further,” Clark spoke about returning to the franchise. “When the idea of a Red Sonja/Hell Sonja story was brought to me, my mind immediately went towards cosmic horror. For these two to team up again it would take quite the threat, and what bigger threat than your own sanity?”
The first issue will have covers by some of the top talent in the industry including Lucio Parrillo, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Joseph Michael Linsner and Rebeca Puebla. There will also be a cosplay cover by the incredible Rachel Hollon.
RED SONJA / HELL SONJA #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ October 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in December 2022. 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.