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Seminal work of legendary fantasy illustrator Frank Thorne, presenting for the first time his complete 1976 run of swords-and-sorcery icon Red Sonja's appearances in the Marvel Feature, which pre-dated Red Sonja #1.
Scanned in high-resolution color and printed at original size, this preserves every detail of the artist's meticulous work, while simultaneously presenting a complete storyline for the enjoyment of Sonja and Robert E. Howard fans.
Having featured in half-a-dozen issues of Conan the Barbarian, Sonja graduated to a starring role in other comics, and it was then that Thorne took over from Dick Giordano in drawing her for Marvel Feature (January, 1976), continuing through most of her 1977-79 solo series. He established her characteristic image as a ferocious and beautiful female barbarian wearing a chainmail bikini, which later became a popular fantasy literature archetype.
Thorne left Sonja in 1978 to create his own woman warrior, Ghita of Alizarr, and has subsequently created a number of erotic fantasy comics and characters, alongside other works. His most notable works include being the creator/artist/writer of Moonshine McJugs for Playboy magazine, Lann for Heavy Metal, Ribit for Comico, The Iron Devil and Devil's Angel for Eros Comix and Danger Rangerette for National Lampoon and High Times.
While drawing Sonja, Thorne went on the road, appearing in costume as The Wizard while Wendy Pini (creator of Elfquest), would dress in a sexy costume as Sonja. They put on shows at comic book conventions in the 1970s, including the original New York Comic Art Convention, put on by Phil Seuling.
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Item Code FTREH Publisher Dynamite Publish Date 2014 ISBN 97816069044425 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 12x17 # Pages 128pg Color b&w