Though it seems far away, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In 2022, Vampirella and Red Sonja are observing the occasion in their own special one-shot titles. A range of talented creators, including breakout cover artist Sozomaika, are set to tell lovestruck and romantic tales of two of Dynamite’s biggest stars. Each Valentine’s Special features a stunning Sozomaika take on the two powerful and beautiful heroines. Superstar Lesley “Leirix” Li also contributes a cover to each, and model Rachel Hollon swaps her outfit for the pair of cosplay covers.
Rising writer Chuck Brown, of the Eisner-nominated hit Bitter Root, leads the charge on Red Sonja’s romantic escapades. In a magical land far from Hyrkania, she’s temporarily developed supernatural abilities to manipulate fire. In “Burning Love,” she must venture into this land where powerful warlords possess ice powers, and one among them has literally exchanged their heart and soul for power. Can Sonja take down this formidable force?
Love is no easy emotion and drive to navigate as a mere mortal. Let alone as a superpowered, alien, vampire woman such as Vampirella of Drakulon. Fans will join writer and colorist Dearbhla Kelly, among others, this February for a trek through love, hate, and their complicated combinations, in Vampi’s Valentine’s Special.
The Vampirella Valentine’s Special 2022and Red Sonja Valentin’s Special 2022are slated for release in February 2022.
writer: Sarah Hoyt artist: Madibek Musabekov covers: Lucio Parrillo (A), Derrick Chew (B), Carla Cohen (C), Celina (D), Rachel Hollon Cosplay Variant (E), Lucio Parillo (RI-F/BW), Mike Krome (RI-G), Carla Cohen (RI-H/BW), Derrick Chew (RI-I/BW) FC | 32 pages | SciFi/ Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+
The dominos keep falling, but still, there are more to tumble as Barbarella seeks the source of a malevolent evil that enslaves, mutilates, and now can add mass kidnappings to the list. And so, Barbarella brings the love – and the outrage — to the pleasure planet, Rio, ‘cause there’s nothing pleasurable about being kidnapped — or on the wrong end of a Vix scorned!
The Queen of the Jungle is swinging back into comics this fall in a brand new series! One of comics’ most historic heroines returns in a bold new take by writer Stephen Mooney that seeks to answer the question – in a very different kind of jungle, the urban one – is Sheena still queen? Mooney is reunited with his Bettie Page collaborator Jethro Morales, as they’ve honed their chemistry together alongside colorist Dinei Ribero.
In a tale evoking such action-packed and incisive films as Jurassic Park, Predator, and The Hunger Games, Sheena is drafted by a conglomerate eager to rehabilitate its image with a haven for endangered flora and fauna in a state-of-the-art combination research center and destination resort — the Bio-Dome!. But on the eve of the grand opening, all communication with staff and the first lucky park visitors has broken off. Inside and outside of the Bio-Dome, Sheena faces obstacles both new and old, including deceit, manipulation, and a deadly creature like nothing she has ever encountered. What she discovers will change her entire world — and her place in it.
That lasting legacy is celebrated with a diverse range of artists contributing to the series beyond the core creative team. Readers and collectors can enjoy covers by Lucio Parrillo, Rose Besch, Arthur Suydam, Joseph Michael Linsner, Carla Cohen, Stephen Mooney, Lesley “Leirix” Li, and even cosplay by Rachel Hollon.
Sheena Queen of the Jungle #1 is slated for release in November 2021