Red Sonja’s Legacy Celebrated With Best Of Anthology Volume! Five Decades & Over 350 Pages of Classic Stories!

July 18, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Red Sonja is celebrating 50 fantastic years, and Dynamite is celebrating her native medium of comic books with a special anniversary anthology compiling some of the biggest moments and standout gems from her history! The Best of Red Sonja is a hardcover volume packed to the brim at over 360 pages. It’s an indispensable part of a Red Sonja collection moving forward, the perfect opportunity to revisit her greatest tales, or sample them for the first time as a new fan!

From her earliest appearances on her own in Marvel Feature, to her first solo series with gorgeous Frank Thorne artwork, to the beginnings of the Dynamite era, epics by Gail Simone, Amy Chu, Mark Russell, origin stories, one-off specials, and more, it’s all accounted for here!

The creative names within the book are unparalleled, and it doesn’t even focus particularly on the incredible covers through the years, which Dynamite has covered extensively in other art books in print. Writers and artists included range from Gail Simone, Roy Thomas, Mike Carey, Amy Chu, Mark Russell, Walter Geovani, Michael Avon Oeming, Frank Cho, Luke Lieberman, Mel Rubi, Esteban Maroto, and more.

It’s all encased in one of the most memorable covers contributed by superstar Jenny Frison during the Gail Simone era.

The book is tentatively set to feature insightful introductions and other materials. A list of contents are below, but subject to finalization for publication.

  • “Red Sonja” by Roy Thomas, Esteban Maroto, & Neal Adams – Savage Sword of Conan #1
  • “The Day of the Sword” by Roy Thomas, Doug Moench & Howard Chaykin – Kull & the Barbarians #3
  • “The Temple of Abomination” by Roy Thomas & Dick Giordano – Marvel Feature (1975) #1
  • “The Blood of the Unicorn” by Roy Thomas, Ed Summer, Clair Noo, & Frank Thorne – Red Sonja (1977) #1
  • “The Message” by Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Carey & Mel Rubi – Red Sonja (2005) #1
  • “One More Day” by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray & Liam Sharp – Red Sonja: One More Day
  • “The Return of Kulan Gath: Goddess” by Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi & Steve Sadowski – Red Sonja (2005) #12
  • “Queen of the Frozen Wastes” by Frank Cho, Doug Murray & Homs – Savage Red Sonja #1
  • “The Cloud Tiger” by Arvid Nelson & Pablo Marcos – Red Sonja (2005) #50
  • “Wolves on the Road: War Season” by Eric Trautmann & Walter Geovani – Red Sonja (2005) #51
  • “Red Sonja” by Gail Simone & Walter Geovani – Red Sonja (2013) #1
  • “Three Wishes” by Luke Lieberman & Sergio Davila – Red Sonja (2013) #100
  • “Worlds Away” by Amy Chu & Carlos Gomez – Red Sonja (2016B) #1
  • “The Coronation” by Mark Russell & Mirko Colak – Red Sonja (2019) #1
  • “Birth of the She-Devil” by Luke Lieberman & Sergio Davila – Red Sonja: Birth of the She-Devil #1


THE BEST OF RED SONJA HC is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2023 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2023. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the book 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!

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