Official Press Release
Runnemede, NJ – Dynamite Entertainment proudly announced today that they are including a third cover on the upcoming Red Sonja #12 – the issue which features the return of Kulan Gath as Sonja’s GREATEST nemesis.
In addition to the previously announced Jim Lee and George Perez covers, a third cover will be available in equal ration, featuring the pairing of John Romita Jr. and John Romita Sr. in homage to John Romita, Jr.’s classic cover depicting Kulan Gath on Uncanny X-Men #190. The piece, penciled by Jr., inked by Sr., and colored by Brian Buccaelleto, now features Gath and Red Sonja in the famous pose.
“We were very fortunate – and are very thankful – that Marvel allowed John to work with us for this very special cover. We’re very fortunate that John Jr.’s able to do two covers for us, this being the first,” commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen, “We’ve been working on this one for a LOOOONNNNGGGGG time and are very, very pleased at the end result. We were hoping to announce this with Jim and George’s cover, but wanted to make sure John Jr. could fit it in with his busy schedule and ensure it was in hand before announcing. John Romita Jr. is truly one of the most talented artists in the business, and his legacy in the industry is just being felt. I can’t say enough, so I won’t say much more. We’re fortunate and proud to offer this to the retailers and fans! John Romita Jr. added to this cover was a dream come true, and having John Romita Sr. ink him is truly “Dynamite!”
As mentioned, Dynamite is shipping John Romita Jr’s cover as additional variant cover, in addition to the masterpieces done by Lee and Perez, and all three will ship in equal ratio. Dynamite reminds fans and retailers that issue #12 begins an exciting new story arc, and is a perfect jumping on point for fans, as well as the celebration of Sonja’s first year back! Retailers can re-order through Wednesday May 31st to guarantee their orders!
RED SONJA #12 (APR063067) — WRITTEN BY: MICHAEL AVON OEMING, ART BY MEL RUBI; COVER ART (SHIPPING IN EQUAL RATIO): the team behind the #1 comics of ’05 and ’06 – JIM LEE and GEORGE PEREZ (Approximately 33%/33%/33% RATIO), PLUS: JOHN ROMITA JR. AND SR. in homage to Jr.’s UNCANNY X-MEN #190!
It’s in this very issue that the question of “what do Spider-Man, the Uncanny X-Men, the Avengers and Sonja have in common?” And the answer is Kulan Gath! And part 1 of this new story arc will start revealing Kulan’s evil plan to conquer Red Sonja and her world. Part 1 is amazing, it’s uncanny, and the new storyline starts HERE! The perfect jumping on point for new readers!
Sonja meets her deadliest enemy as Year Two of Dynamite Entertainment’s Red Sonja journey begins HERE! Who has been the wizard Sonja’s been after? Yes Sonja fans, it is Kulan Gath as many fans have guessed, but the real question is, what is his connection to her past? This issue begins to reveal all of the answers that lead back to issue #0 and the first storyline, and paves the way for future storylines. Again, a great jumping on point with the revelation of Kulan Gath in part 1 leading in to Sonja’s biggest battle ever!
This 12th issue – now featuring the Romita Homage cover, as well as featuring a stunning cover by Jim Lee, joined by George Perez and Mel Rubi, along with the ultimate all-star team of writer Michael Avon Oeming and Mel Rubi’s gorgeous interiors! And as if all of this isn’t enough, the cherry on top, Richard (Ultimate Marvel Colorist) Isanove is coloring Jim Lee’s dynamite cover! Now that’s truly “dynamite”, and it’s only the beginning. Read on true believer!
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER ABOUT THE MEL RUBI SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY COVER!
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ALSO AVAILABLE: RED SONJA #12 LIMITED EDITION FIERY RED FOIL COVER (APR063072)!
ABOUT DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of ’04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic — and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite’s new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company’s first major launch of ’06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue.
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned – Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews – as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy and Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, Tim Truman’s Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com.
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