June 28 Mt. Laurel, NJ: Red Sonja, the She-Devil With a Sword has starred in countless diverse stories. Recently Dynamite and talented creators have expanded the horizons via the Sonjaversal series, introducing the idea that there are an infinite number of alternate realities where radically different visions of the Hyrkanian heroine reside. One of the breakout spotlights so far has been Samurai Sonja, and now NFT comics collectors can check out her big first appearance!
In Samurai Sonja, writer Jordan Clark and artist Pasquale Qualano have placed an exciting version of the fan-favorite character into the Sengoku period of Japan, with plenty of thrilling elements from mythology. Our heroine is the daughter of a fallen samurai and must journey out on a quest to solidify her family's legacy. Along the way she will deal with the sun goddess Amaterasu, and fight fearsome Oni. The new story is inspired by classics of film, anime, and manga such as Vagabond, Samurai Champloo, and the work of Akira Kurosawa. Fans of both sword and sorcery will be excited to check out this take removed from the typical European inspired template. Now it's available in the innovative collectible NFT comics format as well.
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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.
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.