Redhead Fangirl

Saturday, December 9

#7 Red Sonja

This year is the 35th anniversary of Red Sonja, and despite writer Mike Oeming's jokes that she will have some kids and get a minivan, that seems doubtful. Dynamite comics releases the current Red Sonja, and the cover art and variants are very popular.

With her chain mail bikini and big sword, with her curves and long red hair, get Red Sonja a lot of attention. She gets a spot on my list for being of the first redheads that springs to mind when you think of comics - hell, she had Red in her name. Despite falling a Witchblade, Vampirella category, she is a fierce warrior. She will "never lie with a man unless he beats her in fair combat"

Red Sonja, "warrior woman out of majestic Hyrkania," is a fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Smith and first appearing in Conan the Barbarian #23 (Marvel Comics).

Most artists depict Red Sonja wearing a very brief bikini-like costume of scale mail. As originally drawn by Barry Smith for "The Shadow of the Vulture" and "The Song of Red Sonja" in Conan the Barbarian issues 23 and 24 (1973), she did not have as full a figure and dressed a little more conservatively, in a chainmail long-sleeved shirt and red cloth (maybe leather) shorts. I think the Jonathan Luna cover (Feb) will be an interesting take on RS.

Brigette Nielsen and Arnold Schwarzenegger made the film Red Sonja in 1985.

Featuring the first ever 3-D reproduction of Michael Turner's cover to RED SONJA #1, this incredible statue stands 13" tall, and a whopping 11.5" wide and 13" long!

The official Red Sonja site


At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, a chainmail shirt and some little leather hotpants. A very Kylie Minogue combo.

At 5:23 PM, Anonymous buttler said...

the anticipation, it's killing me. i figure babs gordon and MJ are shoo-ins, but who else? medusa? mera? patsy walker? satana and son of satan? tubby from little lulu?

At 9:52 AM, Blogger notintheface said...

I figure the remainder of your list will include Oracle, MJ, Catman, Colleen Wing but will exclude two of my favorites, Dr. Jenette Klyburn and Degaton.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger redlib said...

I love the speculations! I'm smiling thinking that people have some anticipation of "who is next?".

And many of you are more well versed that me, so I have to look up your redhead favs! Keep challenging!

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous buttler said...

not only did i have no idea that the daughters of the dragon were back, i didn't know colleen wing was a redhead now. i could have sworn she was a brunette back in the '70s.


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