March 23, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Red Sonja finds herself deep in the culture of the 1980s in a special one-shot this June by acclaimed scribe Amy Chu.
40 years ago, Red Sonja once found herself mysteriously transported to the then-present, tangling with one red and blue wall-crawler and her immortal enemy Kulan Gath. Writer Amy Chu’s beloved ongoing run on Red Sonja kicked off in 2016 with a similar premise, taking the fiery-haired heroine to the constantly-under-construction bustling NYC of today. She also found herself out of time in Amy’s fun-filled crossover with Riverdale’s finest, Betty and Veronica. In this new special story, Sonja finds herself once again in more modern times in the City of Angels. Red Sonja goes to Hollywood!
“1982 was a special year. I mean it was the year of E.T., TRON, Magnum PI, Hill Street Blues. MTV was brand new and exciting. The Commodore 64 and Apple II ruled. There was no internet,” said writer Amy Chu. “If you thought my last run was wild, well… I love the fact that [artist] Eric didn’t blink an eye when I explained what was going on. It does get pretty crazy, but there’s a method behind the madness. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it.”
This time she’s up against a mysterious killer android tracking her through time. In the midst of the excesses of Los Angeles of the era, Sonja recruits a rag tag team for her mission. A bouncer, a drag queen, and a disco roller skating martial artist will help her slay her enemies all across the city. Could Kulan Gath be involved again this time?
Amy Chu (Poison Ivy, Green Hornet) is joined by up and coming artist Eric Blake and colorist Adriano Augusto. A lead cover by indie sensation Dani depicts Sonja in her slick clubbing getup, backdropped by the iconic neon lights of the era. Jimmy Broxton covers the other side of the story with a retro-futurist vibe of cyberspace. Alyssa Stargoddess is featured on the cosplay variant.
“I’m loving working on this project with Amy, Red Sonja is such a great character,” said artist Eric Blake. “It’s a pleasure to be part of the team and I’d like to thank Dynamite for assembling us for this super fun story that I hope fans will love!”
Return to this cult classic era for an epic struggle between good and evil, mohawks and perms, New Wave and Heavy Metal – in RED SONJA 1982!
RED SONJA 1982 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ April 2021 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in June 2021. 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!