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RED SONJA MONTHLY RETURNS WITH ISSUE #50!

Milestone issue hits comic stores in June!

Because SONJA fans demanded it…. this June, Dynamite Entertainment's original She-Devil with a Sword returns in the milestone anniversary issue, Red Sonja #50!  

After the Red Sonja's epic battle with Kulan Gath and death, Dynamite made the move to the Queen Sonja series, leaving fans without the much anticipated #50 anniversary issue! But wait no more! In this amazing time and tradition inspired by other marvelous milestones (such as Marvel's Thor #600 and Amazing Spider-Man #600), the all-new Red Sonja #50 will feature 100 pages of story and art, including new stories from Arvid Nelson, Kevin McCarthy, Raven Gregory, as well as reprints of classic stories by Roy Thomas!  This incredible comic book will be available with four awe-inspiring covers and a forward by Dynamite's original Red Sonja scribe, Mike Carey!  Be sure to reserve your copy of Red Sonja #50 before it's too late!  

The action and adventure of Red Sonja #50 will be told old school "Hyboria-style", and for more info, we thought we would let the author's talk about their stories:

Exclusive Interior Page from Red Sonja #50

"In her new incarnation, She's put through her paces by the likes of Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Reed, not to mention Rascally Roy Thomas himself.  I was part of the equation too, for a little while, and it was a blast, even though I was basically playing Stanley to Mike Oeming's Livingstone.  Vividly imagined by Mel Rubi and Walter Geovani and Pablo Marcos (and don't get me started on the cover artists), Sonja is as compelling a heroine as ever - and she's never looked better."  -- Mike Carey, writer of X-Men Legacy and writer of Dynamite's (2005) Red Sonja series debut, Red Sonja #50 foreword

"In my story, Sonja finds herself leading a wealthy warlord on a hunt for a legendary mountain beast, the cloud tiger," says writer Arvid Nelson.  "But she's got a secret the whole time. The story is part history, and part mystery!"

Exclusive Interior Page from Red Sonja #50

"RED SONJA: THE FROST GIANT'S CURSE is a full-length, stand-alone epic which finds the She-Devil trapped in a violent Viking port city cursed by a perpetual Winter," states writer Kevin McCarthy.  "Unable to escape by sea or land, Red Sonja uses her wits and her sword to slash a bloody path through legends and lies to discover the tragic truth behind a tormented town, and a giant monster's curse that, much like our red-haired heroine, cuts both ways.  This story was a thrill for me to write, and in case I never got another chance, I put everything I've ever wanted to see the She-Devil do into my little Sonja saga.  So it's got a brutal bar fight, an old woman whose warnings of danger go unheeded, a malicious magic curse, blood on the snow, tragic Viking heroes, and a freakin' FROST GIANT.  An earlier draft featured cameos by the Green Hornet, Vampirella, Robocop, and President Barack Obama, but Nick Barrucci nixed that because Red Sonja #50 had already exceeded critical levels of awesomeness! Maybe next time . . ."

"I had a fantastic time working on this story with Raven Gregory," adds artist Joyce Chin.  "It was a blast to meld together the Red Riding Hood myth, werewolf legends, and Red Sonja, such an iconic hero, into such a fast paced action packed story!"

RED SONJA #50

Written by ARVID NELSON, KEVIN MCCARTHY, and RAVEN GREGORY

Art by JOHNNY D, PABLO MARCOS, JOYCE CHIN

100 pages

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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.

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