Red Sonja is one of those characters that you might know now, but you may not know as much of her back story as you think you do. Currently featuring in her own series at Dynamite Comics, Sonja actually began life as a character in a short story from Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian, first published all the way back in 1934 and re-written for Marvel Comics in the 1970s. She has become the archetypal fantasy figure for fierce and beautiful barbarian female fighters, and now she is getting her very own motion comic experience on home video.
An original story created specifically for this experience, ‘Red Sonja: Queen of the Plagues’ is getting a 2-disc Blu-Ray/DVD release from Shout! Factory. Writer Gail Simone, who has previously drawn accolades for her work on ‘Batgirl’ and ‘Birds of Prey,’ has created the story, with artist Walter Geovani helping to bring the tale to life visually. Misti Lee (‘Ultimate Spider-Man’) voices Red Sonja in the motion comic. The film is 74 minutes long, and the release will include a featurette of interviews with Simone and other members of the cast and crew.
The description of the story, from Shout!’s website, is as follows:
Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, 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 Red Sonja from the depths of her own grave to the heights of battlefield glory.
Red Sonja: Queen of Plagues will be available for purchase on August 2, 2016.
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