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Dan Brereton Takes on “Red Sonja”

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Dan Brereton Takes on “Red Sonja”

Official Press Release

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.”

Written and cover by DAN BRERETON
48 pages

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