New Artist Alessandro Miracolo Joins the War Party
July 2, Mt. Laurel, NJ: This September’s Red Sonja #19 kicks off a new arc in writer Mark Russell’s critically acclaimed treatise on leadership, war, and sword & sorcery action.
Hot new artist Alessandro Miracolo (Zorro) joins for this next stage of the run, as pieces fall into place and everything connects back around. Fans will want to track down his limited Independence Day variant cover for the preceding Red Sonja #18 in anticipation and to complete their collections. His exciting style follows in the footsteps of other great artists who have contributed to this volume, lead by Mirko Colak and Bob Q. Colorist Dearbhla Kelly and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou will continue on the title with their expert craft. While superstars Jae Lee and Joseph Michael Linsner continue their runs on covers, joined now by Miracolo and other exciting talents like Erica Henderson (Assassin Nation).
“Red Sonja returns to Shadizar in hope of ending the wars that have destroyed every kingdom they’ve touched,” said Mark Russell. “But the end of one war is the cause of the next and how can she find the way out when every dead foe has someone to avenge them? This is the answer that the previous eighteen issues have been building up to.”
“I am very happy to join this fantastic team and be welcomed to the Hyborian Age,” said artist Alessandro Miracolo. “I grew up with the characters and stories of Robert E. Howard, so for me, this is a dream. And to follow the work of great artists like Mirko [Colak] and Bob Q, as well as collaborate on a book with one of my favorites in Jae Lee, it’s hard to believe this is all real!”
Issues #19 through #24 will chronicle Sonja’s return to her native land of Hyrkania only to discover that a figure who has lurked in the background has made a major move. Cyril, the orphaned son of Dragan the Magnificent, has taken the throne he feels belongs to him and is bent on avenging his father’s death. To prevent further catastrophic warfare, Sonja travels to Shadizar with a mission to kill Cyril herself. What she doesn’t know is what has happened through the course of the indispensable companion miniseries Killing Red Sonja, including all the allies and magical abilities Cyril has picked up in his journeys.
Red Sonja #19 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2020 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2020. 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!