Red Sonja is not your typical fantasy heroine. She is a hardcore warrior and defiant. She is not someone draped in a bright gown with shine and a halo. Red Sonja is kickass with minimal armor and a tough determination.
She is far more than what meets the eye. The sword swinger is bold, brave, and the adjectives of fierceness. Her fiery red hair and scantly clothed armor stand out and attract attention. The red-haired warrior is appreciably more, and she is a survivor and a symbol of feminine strength and defiance.
Like any other valor hero, Red Sonja to has an intriguing and tragic backstory. Her traumatic past propelled her to take the path of vengeance and empowerment. Her deal with the goddess did not give her physical power but also to be the symbol of fierceness. Despite being created over 40 years ago, the sword swinger shows no sign of fading. Her unremitting legacy continues to uplift a new generation of readers and viewers, solidifying her position as one of the most iconic and beloved fantasy characters ever.
Red Sonja is celebrating 50 years of defeating bad guys. Numerous artists have contributed to illustrating the swordstress’ wild and valiant adventures throughout the years, including Mark Russell, Amanda Conner, and Amy Chu. To celebrate these five decades of boldness and savageness, the writer is bringing her signature flair for strong ladies and weapon-wielding warriors for an exciting new era.
Torunn Grønbekk is teaming up with the artist Walter Geovani for the seventh volume of Red Sonja.
New adventures of Red Sonja are on the way
The new adventures of the bold lady are starting this Saturday with the release of Red Sonja for Free Comic Book Day. The new release is going to give a flashback of her early years with a reprint of “The Temple of Abomination” from 1975’s. The plot is going to establish She-devil with a sword as a runaway after a horrific murder. From there, Sonja fights against an “invisible force” yanking at the back of her mind. She also tries to unravel the mystery of His master’s voice. The series debuts on 19 July.
The series is going to be adrenaline-fueled that offer some engrossing new insights into Red Sonja’s motivation and potential future developments.
Grønbekk talks about the forthcoming Red Sonja tales
Grønbekk shares about the position that Sonja will take in 2023 and how working on other fantasy tales influenced him on Red Sonja. Grønbekk also shares her experience working with Geovani.
Grønbekk shares that her editor gave her the directive to go “big and back to basics” when they started to discuss the book. Grønbekk also wanted to do the same. The comic is going to be a classic sword and sorcery experience with tonnes of wit, violent clashes, and historical references along the way.
Grønbekk opens up that instead of remaking Sonja, she wanted to dwell on the qualities and traits that made her fan favorite and not alter the sword-bearer’s aura and personality, her shamelessness, keen wit, and valor.
Has Sonja evolved?
The character has undergone numerous changes over the past five decades, Grønbekk says, some more effective than others. She adores the fact that they got this badass, formidable lady that can be whatever she wants.
Breathtaking variant covers of Red Sonja are coming soon
Beyond stunning interior pages by Geovani and the team, the series also includes a steady stream of striking variant covers by modern talent and industry legends. Shannon Maer’s staggering main cover, a work by Jim Cheung, and a comic world icon Mike Mignola’s masterpiece will be unveiled by Dynamite.
Who is Walter Geovani?
Walter Geovani began contributing to the series in 2007, almost as soon as Dynamite started publishing Red Sonja. Walter Geovani has established himself as the character’s uncontested modern artist with partnerships and tales like Gail Simone’s lauded run, the Prophecy event, The Price of Blood, and fusions with other legendary characters like Tarzan.
As the creative team honors the legacy of Red Sonja’s golden anniversary while challenging her and the audience on the way, the readers may anticipate some big shocks.