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Red Sonja Cosplay: Red Sonja (Belle Chere) Cosplay 15 SEP 2013

The sword-slinging she-devil that is Red Sonja, gets a fantastic cosplay effort here courtesy of American cosplayer Belle Chere, who doesn’t seem to mind the cold all that much!

Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword, is a fictional character, a high fantasy sword and sorcery heroine created by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith, and loosely based on Red Sonya of Rogatino in Robert E. Howard’s 1934 short story “The Shadow of the Vulture”. She first appeared in the Marvel Comics book Conan the Barbarian #23 (February 1973).

After the murder of her family and her rape by a Mercenary group, Sonja’s cries of revenge were answered by the red goddess Scáthach, who appeared to her and instilled within her incredible skill in terms of the handling of swords and other weapons of war, on the condition that she would never lie with a man unless he defeated her in fair combat.

This revenge-driven warrior has since become the archetypical example of the fantasy female barbarian, being fierce and stunningly beautiful, and wearing armour that resembles either a bikini or lingerie.

We can all thank artists Esteban Maroto and Boris Vallejo for that, now can’t we? ;)

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_sonja

Alex Ross: Red Sonja #30 Cover (2008) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 03 SEP 2011

Dynamite has a penchant for publishing its comic books in as many variant forms as possible, making it impossible to be a true collector without spending a fair bit of money on just a single release! And to make it even worse, they do it with some fabulous cover artists on board, making it near impossible to not pick up everything they throw at us!

Red Sonja’s monthly Dynamite run started off in 2005, and in 2008 it was still going strong, with Ron Marz handling the writing gig and Lee Moder the art chores for issue 30, which saw Sonja begin her descent into the Underworld!

One of the more striking alternative covers to come from this issue is from none other than the legendary Alex Ross, as he presents a stunning monochromatic view of Red Sonja’s lesser seen side (because you are usually dead by the time she turns her back to you!)

Luke Ross: Red Sonja #30 Cover (2008) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 13 AUG 2011

Dynamite has a penchant for publishing its comic books in as many variant forms as possible, making it impossible to be a true collector without spending a fair bit of money on just a single release! And to make it even worse, they do it with some fabulous cover artists on board, making it near impossible to not pick up everything they throw at us!

Red Sonja’s monthly Dynamite run started off in 2005, and in 2008 it was still going strong, with Ron Marz handling the writing gig and Lee Moder the art chores for issue 30, which saw Sonja begin her descent into the Underworld!

Despite already having featured Alex Ross on an alternative cover for this issue, Dynamite went ahead and tasked Luke Ross with the same job as well, and he turned out a stunning image of Sonja leaving the scene of her latest killing, though keeping it clean by doing it in the bath. Clever.