September 29, Mt. Laurel, NJ: When fans think of the She-Devil With a Sword, so many fabulous creators come to mind. In modern times, perhaps no team has had more of an impact on the character and her popularity than the duo of Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Deadpool) and Walter Geovani (Clean Room). Their celebrated 2013 run on the character and continued collaborations are being commemorated with a trio of exclusive comic books available right now on Indiegogo!
Their iconic run is passing its eight year anniversary, and continues to be read by fans looking to explore the character. With a beautiful deluxe omnibus hardcover reprinting their entire tenure, there has never been a better time to delve into this all-time project. Characters including Dark Annisia first appeared in the series, rumored to be in the upcoming blockbuster film which is being consulted on by Gail.
"I am so THRILLED that this is happening. My time with Red Sonja, who has become my favorite character ever, was especially wonderful because of the talent and dedication of Walter, one of the finest artists I've ever gotten to work with," said writer Gail Simone. "We finally get to have copies of our number one issue with these AMAZING covers drawn by Walter, which is an absolute triumph! Add to that the amazing cosplay cover featuring Sonja and Annisia, as played by the incredible Gracie and Morgan, and this is something truly special. Thank you DYNAMITE, and thank you ALWAYS to the readers who have been so supportive and wonderful!"
Walter added, "I was lucky enough to do the interior art for such an amazing run, and now I´m revisiting my favorite characters for an exclusive cover. Also, the Frank Thorne´s homage cover was a lot of fun (and challenging) to do. Plus the Ivan Nunes colors are just AMAZING! I couldn't be more excited!"
Over top a special presentation of their first issue, the Indiegogo campaign offers a trio of exciting unique exclusive covers, with eight total variants. Walter Geovani is one of the most prolific artists on the character, before and after working with Simone. However, by chance he never drew a cover during the pair's original collaboration. Dynamite is rectifying that and taking it to the next level with two covers by him. The first is an homage to the original self-titled Red Sonja #1 from 1976, with its iconic cover by artist Frank Thorne, to this day considered one of the definitive creators on the character. The second cover is a fully original composition by Geovani and meant to capture many of the plot points and characters through his and Gail's run.
A third bonus cover is only available as a reward to fans who purchase a combo pack of the other covers. On it, fan-favorite cosplayer and friend of Gail Simone, Gracie the Cosplay Lass, depicts the She-Devil With a Sword alongside fellow cosplayer Morgan McClung portraying Dark Annisia. Readers of the Hyrkanian heroine have lauded Gracie for her crafting skills, modelling and dedication to portraying her cosplay, especially Red Sonja.
Additional options in the campaign include editions signed by Gail Simone, multiple deals on combined orders, and CGC graded copies.
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.