Dynamite Entertainment has announced a new Red Sonja limited edition trading card line set to arrive in 2018. The series will feature autograph cards, hand drawn sketch cards, limited edition hand colored cards, puzzle cards, limited edition over-sized box topper cards and more. Dynamite will be handing out special Promo Preview Cards at select comic book conventions nationwide, announced in advance via the publisher's social media channels.
Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a fictional character, a high-fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Robert E. Howard, and adapted for comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. She first appeared in Conan the Barbarian #23 (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.
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite, said:
Red Sonja was Dynamite's second published title, and our first to sell over 200,000 copies, over 240,000 to be exact. With millions of comic books sold world-wide in multiple languages, as an inspiration to hundreds of admirers in the cosplay community, and for so many other reasons, Red Sonja has a wide, well-deserved following with diverse passions. We're eager to satisfy customer interests by exploring all possible merchandising avenues. Statues, toys, apparel, barware, trading cards – however you want to show your devotion to Red Sonja, Dynamite is happy to accommodate! And for retailers who are eager to supplement their comic book sales, Dynamite continues to develop new product lines to appeal to every customer in their stores.
The Red Sonja Trading Cards Preview Set, with a set retail price of $10.00, will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2017 Previews catalog and on-sale date of October 4th.