From Sword & Sorcery Fan-Fave Jim Zub and Leading Into 50th Anniversary
Posted by Sponsor on August 15, 2022 @ 2:07 am CT
The She-Devil with a Sword soars toward her huge 50th anniversary in 2023. To lead fans into the big celebration, Dynamite Entertainment is proud to present a sweeping story of high adventure to join the canon. Acclaimed writer Jim Zub returns to write the character, but for the first time with full focus and an extended take. This series follows his previous collaborations on the beloved Conan/Red Sonja crossover with Gail Simone and Dan Panosian, and the one-shot special Red Sonja and Cub. This project also follows a revered tenure on Conan the Barbarian, the final run in Marvel’s return to that character. Across the fantasy genre, Zub has also contributed to Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, and Samurai Jack, as well as writing many other top superhero titles.
In this new adventure, Red Sonja carries a hazy memory lurking just out of reach. As she seeks to solve the mystery of this strange vision, it will unlock a journey of forbidden magic and searing steel. Moments from Sonja’s past, present, and even the future collides in a quest unlike any other our scarlet-haired hero has faced before! It’s a Sonja story different from any fans have seen before, but at its core is classic sword and sorcery fare.
Sonja is a self-made woman and warrior, from her earliest days to her legend built as Queen. In her harsh era and environment, death can come at any turn, necessitating an uncompromising and unforgiving approach to battle and life. This is where the Unbreakable title comes to the forefront. The creative team is determined to put her through one of her most brutal stories yet to truly earn that "Unbreakable" adjective.
"Red Sonja is one of our flagship characters, and we’re always looking for the perfect creators and stories to maintain the high standard we set for her and take her to the next level, on behalf of the fans," said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "This go around, it didn’t take much deep searching [Laughs]. Jim Zub is one of the foremost masters of fantasy in comics and beyond, and we hope fans will be overjoyed to see him sticking around a little longer in the Hyborian Age!"
Unbreakable Red Sonja #1 is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers.
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