Debuting this November, Dan Panosian (Slots, Alice Ever After) will be introducing fans to a new vision of the She-Devil With a Sword in Savage Red Sonja. The tone and approach will hearken back to the original Robert E. Howard threads of sword and sorcery. While the beloved Hyrkanian heroine will unleash her vicious side, with thrilling drive and action.
The 50th anniversary of Red Sonja continues with Panosian’s creative team rounded out with artist Alessio Petillo, colorist Francesco Segala, and letterer Dave Sharpe.
The fast-paced tale of mystery, suspense, and the supernatural finds Red Sonja tracking down a fabled gem from a crumbled, ancient kingdom. Along her adventure alone through a dangerous wasteland, she comes across a wayward prince and his fellow redheaded bride. The trio are afforded just a brief opportunity to get to know each other before they’re ambushed by a monstrous beast from below their very feet! And that’s just the beginning!
“We all have doubts about the paths in life we’ve chosen. This story explores the course Red Sonja’s life has taken and how it has affected her,” said writer Dan Panosian. “Does she have any misgivings? Doubts? Fears? Regrets? Couple that with a very mysterious adventure and you have Savage Red Sonja!”
Panosian’s artwork for huge franchises like X-Men, Captain America and the early days of Image Comics made him a superstar. Over the years both his style and his varied contributions to comics have evolved and made him a true all-purpose renaissance man in the art form. His art has never been better, as displayed with the lead covers he’ll be doing for this series. While his writing on Alice Ever After, An Unkindness of Ravens, Black Tape, Slots, and more has garnered a whole new layer of fans.
In addition to the covers by Panosian, Savage Red Sonja will also feature variants by top tier creators including Frank Cho and Arthur Adams. Fans got a tease of the masterpiece by Adams around San Diego Comic Con, but now it features gorgeous colors, and the stunning Cho piece is now revealed. The title will also feature cosplay covers, with Dynamite fan-favorite Rachel Hollon on the first issue.
SAVAGE RED SONJA #1 is slated for release in November 2023. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.