Dynamite Entertainment has announced that it will launch a new era for the She-Devil With a Sword in Red Sonja #25, an oversized anniversary celebration with will follow up Eisner-nominated writer Mark Russell’s critically acclaimed two year run with the launch of a new arc from Luke Lieberman (Birth of the She-Devil, Price of Blood) and artist Drew Moss (Vampirella/Red Sonja).
Picking up 10 years after the epic conclusion of the previous issue, Sonja the Red is older and has been through her share of war, triumph, and the death that comes with conquest. That won’t stop the fire-haired heroine from enjoying herself with some ale though! As Hyrkania’s current leader, Isolde, approaches old age, she desires once more to see the legendary warrior before she passes on. As aides set out to track down Sonja, she’s tempted by an invitation to the great games being hosted by the Sultan Kimuchi. What will happen when all converges and will Sonja return to her homeland she liberated so many years ago?
A special back up story written and drawn by Will Robson (Thanos, Future Foundation) hearkens back to the very first appearance of Red Sonja, with her sporting the original chainmail tunic as designed by the legendary Barry Windsor-Smith for Conan the Barbarian #23. Fitting that callback, the She-Devil featured within is younger and less experienced, chasing at each chance for adventure. Though it turns out that her newly acquired armor actually has the soul of King Arthur trapped inside, so she must venture forth to find Merlin and release the fellow legendary hero from his curse, as two sword and sorcery canons collide. Fans can be excited for treasure and even a dragon!
“Sonja is a sprawling legend,” said writer Luke Lieberman. “In many ways this is about how the real Sonja clashes with that legend as seen through the eyes of Isolde’s young proteges. This story was fun to write, can’t wait to share it!”
Red Sonja #25 will go on sale in March 2021.