The industry's best and brightest have all worked on Dynamite's Red Sonja. Now the writer/artist Dan Brereton is giving his take on his favorite red-headed warrior drawn by Adriano Batista in Red Sonja Annual #3, with select pages painted by Dan Brereton himself!!!!!!!!! In this special issue, Red Sonja is on her way through a mountain pass to meet a client she's been hired to guide. Sonja meets the former subjects of a fallen king said to haunt the mountains in the years since losing the war, and his life to a savage tribe of mountain trolls. When the young girl she was hired to escort off the mountain is spirited away right before her eyes, Sonja follows, dragging along the town hag. In the crags above the village, she discovers the Hall of the Lonely King, where folk have disappeared to for years, never to return again. Its here she meets the lonesome king, his spectral guard...and the flesh-eating enemies who feast on the King's kidnapped subjects.
Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in Conan the Barbarian #23 by Marvel Comics. Red Sonja has become the archetypical example of the fantasy figure of a fierce and stunningly beautiful female barbarian who typically wears armor resembling a bikini or lingerie. The character now appears monthly in her own series, Queen Sonja, as well as a series of mini-series and one-shots from Dynamite Entertainment. So enjoy this special issue of Red Sonja Annual #3 coming this May!
"I'm thrilled to have been able to tell the story of Red Sonja and the Lonely King, a tale I've had in mind to tell for several years," says writer Dan Brereton. Since I was a snot-nose kid, Red Sonja has always been my favorite female character in comics. Something about her never fails to captivate me- it isn't the steel bikini or the flaming red hair... you just can't shake her eyes- angry, intelligent, savage and sad. I think she may even have her Cimmerian pal beat for gigantic melancholy and gigantic mirth, which is a great challenge from a writing standpoint."
RED SONJA ANNUAL #3
Written and cover by DAN BRERETON
Art by DAN BRERETON & ADRIANO BATISTA
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, the publishing division of DYNAMIC FORCES, INC., was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including Red Sonja, Project Superpowers, The Boys, Army of Darkness, Battlestar Galactica, The Lone Ranger, Zorro and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Michael Avon Oeming, Brian Reed, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent and fan favorite creators!
DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their more recent launches - 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
Aside from their monthly periodical comic book series, DYNAMITE also produces new and classic material, including Tim Truman's SCOUT, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's BORDERLINE and TALES OF TERROR, Jim Starlin's DREADSTAR, as well as well as reprint editions of classic RED SONJA material.