Mark Russell and Mirko Colak begin a new era for Red Sonja with a new #1 - and a new ruler for the heroine's homeland of Hyrkania.
"In the first five pages, I really wanted to not only introduce Dragan the Magnificent as the main villain and a force of nature, but to give readers a sense of the world they were stepping into," Russell tells Newsarama. "Mirko’s intensely detailed artwork, depicting things like the 'Gate of Woe' through which prisoners enter the capital, and the bas relief of Dragan reclining on a bed of skulls, really make the world come to life."
Read those first five pages here in this preview, ahead of Red Sonja #1's debut on February 6, 2019.
RED SONJA #1
Writer: Mark Russell
Art: Mirko Colak
Cover A: Amanda Conner
Cover B: Joseph Michael Linsner
Cover C: Christian Ward
Cover D: Frank Cho
Cover E: Cosplay Variant
ON SALE DATE: February 6
No man knows the place of her birth, nor where she learned to wield a sword to shame many a male. They know only that she is called The She-Devil of The Hyrkanian Steppes. That, and RED SONJA.
MARK RUSSELL (The Flintstones) and MIRKO COLAK (Conan) bring a savage tale of metal and blood. A world conqueror possesses a massive army and a fatal prophecy. A bastard sorceress craves revenge. And a fearsome red-haired warrior is made wartime ruler of a homeland set for decimation.
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