A Red Sonja Cover Gallery XXIX:
Demons

This is the twenty-ninth installment in our Red Sonja themed cover galleries, continuing from the first gallery. Below, we present twenty selected covers from various comic books, featuring Red Sonja and demons.

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11

  • title: Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword (2005)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Arthur Adams
  • writers: Arvid Nelson, Kevin McCarthy, Raven Gregory, Roy Thomas, Clara Noto, J.T. Krul, & Michael Avon Oeming
  • artists: Pablo Marcos, Joyce Chin, Johnny Desjardins, Frank Thorne, Noah Salonga & Ron Adrian
  • issue: #50 of 80
  • release date: June, 2010
  • cover: B variant
  • commentary: In this variant cover by Art Adams to the fiftieth issue of the definitive Dynamite Red Sonja series, our heroine straddles the corpse of a demon whose skull she has just cleaved in twain.

12

  • title: Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword (2005)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Lucio Parrillo
  • writer: Brandon Jerwa
  • artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila
  • issue: #80 of 80
  • release date: August, 2013
  • cover: A cover
  • commentary: This amazing cover by Lucio Parrillo to the final issue of the first Dynamite Red Sonja series depicts Red Sonja in the role of the archangel Michael casting Lucifer and his minions into Hell.

13

  • title: Queen Sonja (2009)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Lucio Parrillo
  • writer: Luke Lieberman
  • artist: Milton Estevam
  • issue: #29 of 35
  • release date: May, 2012
  • cover: A cover
  • commentary: This Parrillo cover to issue 29 of the Queen Sonja series calls to mind the balrog of The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Encountered in the depths of Moria by Frodo Baggins and the fellowship of the ring, the balrog was a servant of Morgoth, a creature of shadow and flame, a demon of the ancient world.

14

  • title: Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods (2011)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Lucio Parrillo
  • writer: Luke Lieberman
  • artist: Daniel Sampere
  • issue: #4 of 5
  • cover: A cover
  • release date: June, 2011
  • commentary: There were other Red Sonja covers by Lucio Parrillo, which could have been included in this gallery of demons. This instance from Revenge of the Gods is the last one we include. The demon is of the horned and horrid type. Its barbed tail lashes about wickedly, forcing Red Sonja to leap into the air to avoid its lacerations. The demon's eyes glow with an unearthly green light. Curiously, Red Sonja, a warrior who eschewed make-up of all kinds, is portrayed with eye-shadow of a matching shade of green.

15

  • title: Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl (2015)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Jay Anacleto
  • writer: Marguerite Bennett
  • artist: Mirka Andolfo
  • issue: #2 of 3
  • cover: A cover
  • release date: 2015
  • commentary: Jay Anacleto portrays Red Sonja and Jana Sky-Born, aka Jungle Girl, battling an enormous demon of sufficient size as to exclude the entirety of its form from being captured in a single image.

    The three covers from Swords of Sorrow: Red Sonja & Jungle Girl are featured in the following galleries
    • Companions: #9
    • Demons: #15
    • Anacleto: #9

16

  • title: Red Sonja (2016)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Nick Bradshaw
  • writer: Amy Chu
  • artist: Carlos E. Gomez
  • issue: #00 of 25
  • cover: A cover
  • release date: December, 2016
  • commentary: In the introductory issue #0 to the Amy Chu interpretation of Red Sonja, our heroine heads to a New York City threatened by demons. Interestingly, artist Nick Bradshaw has placed a purple dinosaur as Red Sonja's stepping off point to this new adventure. This dinosaur bears a striking resemblance to several covers in the dinosaur cover gallery.

    We have featured covers by Nick Bradshaw in galleries with various themes, including
    • Demons: #16
    • 2006: #9
    • 2016 & 2017: #9

17

  • title: Red Sonja (2016)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Charles Paul Wilson
  • writer: Amy Chu
  • artist: Carlos E. Gomez
  • issue: #09 of 25
  • cover: B variant
  • release date: September, 2017
  • commentary: Demonic possession can render ordinary folks into vessels of demonic savagery. Possession need not be accompanied by physical deformity but the growth of demonic features in those possessed is certainly not without precedent. In this cover by Charles Paul Wilson, various bankers and businessmen of the modern world, servants of the demons of avarice, exhibit physical traits of their vice, which ordinary is hidden from view.

18

  • title: Red Sonja (2016)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Reilly Brown
  • writers: Erik Burnham, Tom DeFalco, Anthony Marques & Liam Marques
  • artists: Tom Garcia, Morgan Hickman, Anthony Marques, Avery Marques & Dee Cunniffe
  • issue: Halloween Special
  • cover: A cover
  • release date: October, 2018
  • commentary: Typically we think of demons as appearing in forms that would fall into the Kingdom Animalia. However, this cover to the Red Sonja Halloween Special of 2018 by Reilly Brown demonstrates that demons can also take forms from the Kingdom Plantae.

19

  • title: Red Sonja & Tarzan (2018)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Roberto Castro
  • writer: Gail Simone
  • artist: Walter Geovani
  • issue: #6 of 6
  • release date: December, 2018
  • cover: D variant
  • commentary: In this cover by Roberto Castro, Red Sonja and Tarzan join forces to battle an ape-demon.

20

  • title: Vampirella & Red Sonja (2019)
  • publisher: Dynamite
  • cover artist: Roberto Castro
  • writer: Jordie Bellaire
  • artist: Drew Moss
  • issue: #7 of 12
  • cover: L variant
  • release date: March, 2020
  • commentary: In another cover by Roberto Castro, Red Sonja and the interstellar vampire, Vampirella, confront a demon bearing the rather archetypal form including horns, fangs and burning red eyes.

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