October 12, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Fans and collectors get a rare chance to own a piece of comic book history, as Dynamite and Terra Virtua are offering up a super-rare illustration of Red Sonja by renowned artist George Perez, but it is only available as a single 1-of-1 NFT edition, and available as an auction for the next 72 hours.
For an amazing 45 years, readers were blessed with the stunning artwork of Perez. The beginnings of his legendary career included important contributions to characters like Deathlok, Man-Wolf, and the historic White Tiger at Marvel, before moving onto juggernaut tenures on Avengers, Fantastic Four, and the Justice League of America. His popularity and acclaim exploded alongside an industry-shaking collaboration on New Teen Titans, where he co-created a bounty of new characters and classic storylines. Alongside the same collaborator, writer Marv Wolfman, he then shook the multiverse of DC Comics to its core with the Crisis on Infinite Earths, before revamping Wonder Woman for the modern era, and embarking on many more beloved projects.
This breathtaking portrayal of Red Sonja is dated 1980. That lines up with his earliest work on New Teen Titans at the genesis of his peak in the industry. This early work is emblematic of his fan-favorite trademark style, with Sonja's flowing red hair reminiscent of Starfire and other heroines for which George is known. And as a bonus, colorist Steve Oliff, who contributed those striking colors, also signed the piece. Oliff is the acclaimed and award-winning artist renowned for his revolutionary take on comics coloring, and involvement in ambitious projects like Akira.
The auction for this ultra-rare collectible can be found here:
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.
About Terra Virtua
Terra Virtua, founded in 2017, is an entertainment-focused collectibles platform. Using blockchain technology, it provides utility by allowing collectors of digital assets to display and interact with their virtual goods in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and in 3D on PCs. Leveraging the latest in mobile and gaming technologies, their mission is to engage and connect fan-based user communities and turbo-charge fandom.