June 20, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite announces its foray into a fresh new sphere for fans - collectible coins! Featuring the She-Devil with a Sword herself, Red Sonja, as depicted by two of her most iconic artists, Lucio Parrillo and J. Scott Campbell!
These two limited edition coins are produced using a revolutionary, high-quality colorization technique. The base coins are authentic US John F. Kennedy Half-Dollars, which have then been plated in genuine 24-karat gold.
Each coin comes with a full-color Certificate of Authenticity and a protective acrylic coin capsule. Best of all, they are in fact legal tender!
The Lucio Parrillo coin design is taken from Queen Sonja #24. While the matching J. Scott Campbell coin is based on his Red Sonja (2016) #2 cover.
Each coin carries a recommended retail price of $29.99, but are being offered at a special introductory price of $19.73 for these inaugural editions, representing the year of Red Sonja's first comic book appearance. Though their value as collectibles in the future, especially with the gold elements, is untold! So don't buy a soda with them!
"At Dynamite, we continue to release some of the best comics in the market, and also some of the coolest collectibles," said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher. "In addition to our best-selling statues, fine art, trading cards and other great comic related limited items, we're always looking for new ways to brand our properties and characters, and these cool Gold Coins are a new venture, and we couldn't be prouder to start with Red Sonja."
The Red Sonja Lucio Parrillo Collectible Coin and Red Sonja J. Scott Campbell Collectible Coin will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2019.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several fan-favorite comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Red Sonja, Nancy Drew, Game of Thrones, Project Superpowers, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Bettie Page, Altered Carbon, Sweet Valley High, Army of Darkness, Twilight Zone, Green Hornet, Barbarella, Six Million Dollar Man, Warlord of Mars, Sheena, 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, Chastity, Purgatori, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Reanimator, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best-selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Garth Ennis, Christopher Priest, Mark Russell, Gail Simone, Kelly Thompson, Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Andy Diggle, Amanda Conner, J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Jenny Frison, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Marguerite Bennet, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Amy Chu, 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 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.