Dynamite Announces More Red Sonja and Vampirella Busts And Goods

Dynamite Entertainment continues to expand an ever-growing line of collectible items with the announcement of two destined-to-be-sought-after statues featuring the one and only She-Devil with a Sword! The Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Bust by Arthur Adams is the first of Dynamite Entertainment's new series of busts inspired by the artwork of comic book master Art Adams! Sculpted by Jason Smith and modeled after Adams' gorgeous cover to the landmark Red Sonja #50, this Limited Edition poly-resin bust has cast metal details and stands approximately 7.5" height (to the top of Red Sonja's sword hand), with a base measuring 3" by 5.5". Packaged in a four-color display box, this highly-detailed bust celebrates one of the industry's finest artists, and one of fantasy's most iconic women.

Additionally, Dynamite will release a special variant statue in their Women of Dynamite line: the Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Black-and-White Statue in a limited edition of just 99 pieces! This extremely limited Red Sonja statue is based on the work of comics sensation J. Scott Campbell and sculpted by the ever-talented Jason Smith, featuring the stark contrast of light and darkness. Hand-painted on cold-cast porcelain, the Red Sonja statue stands approximately 11.5" in height with a 5.5" base. This rare variant edition of the Women of Dynamite statue comes packaged in a four-color box with a hand-numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Welcome the fantasy genre's most iconic female to your collection with this rarity in three dimensions!

"I couldn't be more proud of our growing line of statues, and our first bust," says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. "Before we were a publisher, we started Dynamic Forces for our personal love of collectibles, and to be able to bring the characters of Dynamite Entertainment to life in beautiful three-dimensional items is truly satisfying. I am only hoping that someone decides to gift ME one of these beauties this holiday season."

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The Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Bust is available for a special introductory price of just $75.00 for a limited time, while its regular price is $89.99. The special limited edition Women of Dynamite: Red Sonja Statue retails for $249.99, and allocations may occur.

Additionally in November, Dynamite will release the official Vampirella Bottle Opener. Made of sturdy, cold-cast zinc alloy and measuring approximately 4.5" by 2" in size, the bottle opener ships in a four-color display box. Plus, two magnets on the back will allow Vampi to stick conveniently to your refrigerator door, readily available for use and on full display for your jealous friends and family! After all, not everyone has fangs to pry open their favorite beverage! Quench your thirst this November for $17.99.

These special collectibles will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' September 2016 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in November. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve their items with their local comic book retailers.

SDCC 2016: Shout! Factory Adapts Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues Into Weird Motion Comic Animation Thing

Having watched every Marvel one of these that Shout!Factory did... I will tell you right now that they're all terrible and just a motion comic that you have no control over. That and it's Dynamite so nothing suggests that this is going to be any better, but hey if you like that trailer then you'll be pleased to know that the "animation" will continue to move and look like that and the voice acting will be just as terrible. I wonder how many more announcements Dynamite has? I think this is going to drain their year for sure. From Dynamite:

Dynamite Entertainment and Red Sonja, LLC, are proud to announce that leading multi-platform entertainment company Shout! Factory has adapted the critically acclaimed Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues storyline written by Gail Simone (Batgirl, Secret Six) and illustrated by Walter Geovani (Vampirella, Witchblade) into a full-length animated feature. Measuring 72 minutes in length and featuring voice acting (including the talented Misty Lee of Ultimate Spider-Man), sound effects, and music, the Red Sonja film transforms the seminal, epic comic book series' artwork into a thrilling experience of motion and sound. The film is available in Blu-Ray and DVD formats on August 2, 2016.

In the Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues film, the crimson-tressed heroine intends to pay back a blood debt owed to the one man who has gained her respect... even if it means leading a doomed army to their certain deaths! Who is Dark Annisia, and how has this fearsome warrior accomplished what neither god nor demon has been able to do: force Sonja to her knees in surrender? An epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance, Queen of Plagues takes the She-Devil with a Sword from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory.

RSSimoneVol1CovWriter Gail Simone says, "Red Sonja's my favorite character, and seeing my words and the dazzling art of Walter Geovani brought to life has been absolutely thrilling. It's just a big, fun, sexy, sweaty epic with the best sword and sorcery character of all time!"

"We were fortunate to work with Gail and Walter as they had an incredible run on Sonja that had incredible critical acclaim," says Nick Barrucci, Publisher and CEO of Dynamite. "That we could work with them to create this movie to reach a larger fan base is incredibly rewarding."

"Queen of Plagues is one of the best books we have ever put out," says Luke Lieberman, President of Red Sonja, LLC. "It is new canon. Gail and Walter did an amazing job, and Shout! Factory brought the pages to life!"

Shannon Kingston, voice actress on the film, says, "This was up there as one of my favorite acting roles! Getting to bring the words of the great Gail Simone to life was an honor and so much fun. Her writing is so relatable, and funny when it's called for! I'm hoping to do the next two books!"

Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a fictional character, based on a high-fantasy swords-and-sorcery heroine created by author Robert E. Howard and adapted to comics by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith in Conan the Barbarian #23 (1973). Her immense popularity led to solo appearances in Marvel Feature (1975) and a self-titled series in 1977. Red Sonja has become the archetypical female warrior of fantasy literature: fierce, capable, and stunningly beautiful. Since 2005, the character has had many successful ongoing series, miniseries, one-shot comics, and crossover appearances through publisher Dynamite Entertainment. The popularity of the character has led to a 1985 live-action feature film (starring Brigitte Nielsen) and appearances on merchandise including statues, busts, barware, t-shirts, and an upcoming video game.

SDCC 2016: Dynamite Announces Red Sonja Video Game

I swear, if this isn't the new Red Sonja and the cop out and fucking use the old Red Sonja then I'm going to call absolute pandering bullshit on that series. And yes, I know there are Red Sonja covers attached that are for the old version so it's pretty safe to fucking say that the new series is pandering bullshit and that the just needed to write better stories rather than pretend that anyone was asking them to cover her butt cheeks. This game better be amazing.

From Dynamite:

RS#56 RenaudcoversF84 Games (www.f84games.com), Dynamite Entertainment, and Red Sonja, LLC are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership that will see Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, brought to life as a playable character in a dedicated, action-packed, and narrative-driven game. Sharing the news in lead up to Comic-Con International expo, Red Sonja fans will be happy to hear that the multi-format game will be ready for release this upcoming winter 2016/2017.

The stunning new game will be based on the acclaimed comic book published by Dynamite Entertainment, with the series' award-winning writer Gail Simone also confirmed to spearhead the plotlines, characters, and world. Collaborating with F84 Games, Simone's take on the fearless warrior of Hyrkania will present an authentic and seamless continuation of her stories - putting fans straight into an interactive video game version of the Red Sonja comic books.

"There're two things I love in this world without question, and those things are video games and Red Sonja," says Gail Simone. "Gaming is such a huge part of my life, it's what I do for relaxation, socialization, and inspiration, and my game and console collection is a terrifying sight to behold. Mixing my favorite character, the She-Devil With A Sword, with my life-long love of games is a dream come true. We plan on making this a bloody, sexy, funny good time, full of brutal swordplay, cackling villains, and horrendous monsters, all seen through Sonja's trademark wit. I cannot wait."

RSv2-12-Cov-50OnlyVirg"Red Sonja is the kind of character you want to walk a mile in her boots; it is the perfect franchise to turn into a video game," said Luke Lieberman, President of Red Sonja, LLC. "We've waited for the perfect partnership and believe Jeff Hardy and F84 Games have a phenomenal vision for the game. Once Gail agreed to be the dungeon master for this adventure, I knew we had something special on our hands."

"We have had great commercial and critical success with Gail Simone's run on Red Sonja and her involvement helps bring that energy and excitement to the game. It's gratifying to work with F84 Games to create such a fantastic game. Fans of Red Sonja will truly be in awe with what we have planned for them," said Nick Barrucci, Publisher and CEO of Dynamite Entertainment. "From the mythology, to Sonja's characteristics and fight style, to the minute details of the Hyrkanian villages - the game will really be a truly immersive experience."

"We're thrilled to be crafting this new Red Sonja experience in partnership with Luke and Dynamite," commented Jeff Hardy, CEO of F84 Games. "The upcoming game will be a great way to bring new fans into the universe. With Gail Simone's poweful narrative, we feel the game will be truly engaging and bring the authentic Red Sonja quality that fans have come to expect."