Official Press Release
Queen Sonja #5, the Earth-shattering conclusion to the first story arc of Queen Sonja, is now available for order through Diamond Previews. Written by Joshua Ortega and illustrated by longtime “Red Sonja” artist Mel Rubi, this is one conclusion fans won’t want to miss.
With Issue #1 almost sold out and Issue #2 sold out from Dynamite, “Queen Sonja” is the newest hit comic in the Dynamite family of titles. Jumping from the pages of the critically acclaimed “Red Sonja”, this newest addition to Red Sonja lore tracks Sonja’s path to become Queen of Sogaria, serving as a protector for her subjects and leading an army to battle the conquering army of Emoria. Issue #5 puts the next piece of the puzzle of Sonja’s ascent to power in the reader’s hands. The closing of the opening arc also paves the way for new stories, starting with issue #6 by Arvid (Kull) Nelson!
As a special incentive to retailers, for every 20 copies of Queen Sonja #5 ordered, retailers will receive a BLACK & WHITE MEL RUBI INCENTIVE COVER at net cost!
The critics agree – “Queen Sonja” is a hit!
“Dynamite’s take on the character continues to be filled with action and slick production values. Long-time fans should love it, and sword-&-sorcery devotees that have never had the occasion should check it out.” – Troy Brownfield, Newsarama.com
“Joshua Ortega takes on a new chapter in the saga of Red Sonja, and it is one that diverts from the path of old. The image of the tortured female warrior traveling the plains, unable to submit to love and constantly proving herself the equal of any man has been replaced with one of her protecting not only herself, but a whole country.” – Stacy Baugher, MajorSpoilers.com
“Red Sonja has been revisited a couple of times with Dynamite and every time it meant more depth and story to be added to the character, whether she was meeting her Goddess, canoeing her way through the afterlife, or being reincarnated and getting her warrior-streak back! The Red Sonja ride was never dull.” – Richard Boom, BrokenFrontier.com
QUEEN SONJA #5
Covers: Mel Rubi (25%), Lucio Parrillo (50%), Jackson Herbert (25%)
Writer: Joshua Ortega
Penciller/Inker: Mel Rubi
Colorist: Vinicius Andrade
Genre: SWORD AND SORCERY, ADVENTURE, SUPERHERO
Publication Date: FEBRARY, 2010
Format: Comic Book
Age range: 16+
RETAILER INCENTIVE #1: FOR EVERY 20 COPIES ORDERED, RETAILERS WILL RECEIVE A BLACK & WHITE MEL RUBI INCENTIVE COVER AT NET COST
SKU: C725130137937 UPC: 725130137937
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.