Published on November 16th, 2017 |
by Richard Boom
The Dynamite Amanda Conner Red Sonja Statue Kickstarter: Game On!!
Dynamite Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of their exciting new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which celebrates the storied history of their most iconic comic book character, Red Sonja, with a set of three stunning statue options based on the artwork of legendary comic book artist Amanda Conner! Expected to ship mid-December 2017, these dazzling new statues will add a little dynamite to any fan’s Red Sonja collection!
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). For a decade, Red Sonja has had many successful series with Dynamite Entertainment, including monthly, mini-series, one-shots, and crossovers.
Fan-favorite comic book artist Amanda Conner began her professional career as an illustrator for New York City ad agencies, but her passion for comic books and cartooning soon led her to the comics world where she initially found work at companies such as Archie, Marvel, and Event Comics. Since then, she has become one of DC Entertainment’s highest profile creators, and has worked on many popular projects including Harley Quinn, Vampirella, Painkiller Jane, as well as creator owned projects Gatecrasher and The Pro. Conner served as cover artist for Gail Simone’s Red Sonja #1 in 2013, as well as the Red Sonja The Black Tower run in 2014.
Now, Dynamite proudly brings Conner’s vision of the “She-Devil with a Sword” to three dimensions with this hand-painted, limited edition resin statue line! Based on Conner’s cover artwork to Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1, the full-color statue is sculpted by Jason Smith, measures approximately 7.5″ high, and stands on a 3″ wide base. Further options available include the noir “black and white” edition, and the beautiful “bronze” edition (stretch-goal edition).
“Red Sonja was Dynamite’s second published title, and our first to sell over 200,000 copies. With millions of comic books sold, 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,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “And we understand statues can become pricey to collect, so we’re thrilled to offer our fans this amazing deal so they can add these gorgeous statutes, inspired by the work of one of the best artists in the industry, to their most prized possessions!”
Production on these new offerings are currently under development, with an expected shipping date of December 2017. Backers who support the Dynamite Amanda Conner Red Sonja Statue Kickstarter will have the opportunity to receive rewards, including digital and print graphic novels and beautiful Red Sonja statues! With tiers designed to fit any collector’s budget, backers will have the potential to enjoy many great rewards, including:
- Digital and print copies of Red Sonja The Black Tower GN,
- Digital copies of the Queen Sonja GNs, Vols. 1 – 6,
- The full-color Amanda Conner inspired Red Sonja statue,
- The “black and white” Amanda Conner inspired Red Sonja statue,
- The “bronze” Amanda Conner inspired Red Sonja statue,
- The Red Sonja Arthur Adams bust,
- The Women of Dynamite Red Sonja J. Scott Campbell artist poof statute,
- The Women of Dynamite Red Sonja J. Scott Campbell black and white diamond-eye statue, and more!