Red Sonja Preludes 50th Anniversary Series with Free Comic Book Day’s #0 this Saturday with nearly 100,000 copies
The Red Sonja 50th anniversary celebration series launches this July, but fans can get a sneak peek at the new direction and creative team ahead of time with the issue #0 available on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday May 6!
Writer Torunn Grønbekk, artist Walter Geovani, colorist Omi Remalante Jr., and letterer Simon Bowland‘s grand new epic features a special prelude that will be available at no cost to customers from their closest comic book store.
This advance setup of the story shows how Red Sonja has found herself running from the law. The She-Devil With a Sword is seemingly caught red-handed, in the midst of a murder with blood on her hands. Of course, that isn’t quite what happened. But she’ll find herself fleeing and trying to figure out how to clear her name.
The issue also features a flashback to Red Sonja’s earliest years, with a reprint of “The Temple of Abomination” from Roy Thomas and Dick Giordano originally released as Marvel Feature #1 in 1975. Fans can enjoy the past and future of Sonja’s 50 fantastic years!
The Free Comic Book Day issue features a show-stopping, ultra-detailed, and action-packed cover by Nick Bradshaw. He is making a heralded return to the character here, after playing a role in kicking off the character’s series back in 2016. Bradshaw is also an important creative force in the overall evolution and history of Dynamite Entertainment. His big breakout was on Army of Darkness, in fact the very first comic book issue ever officially published by the company. Since then he’s received acclaim from fans and critics for his work on titles like Wolverine & the X-Men, Spidey, and a range of covers.
Dynamite has announced that orders of around 95,000 copies of Red Sonja #0 will be stocked by retailers.