September 26, Mt. Laurel, NJ:
Following a very successful launch and amazing community response for Dynamite Entertainment’s premier trading card set, most distributors have sold out of the Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Collectible Card Packs with allocations through all markets.
“The demand for the 45th Red Sonja Anniversary Trading Card series has simply been overwhelming. A lot of thought and hard work went into this series and we knew we knew we would have strong sales, but we never would have predicted that we would have sold through our whole stock in advance of the in-store date!” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “We always knew Red Sonja had a dedicated fanbase, but the stellar response at both comic shops and specialty retail stores has simply exceeded all of our expectations. Supporting stores has been a top priority for us.”
This trading card set is like no other ever created. In April, Dynamite Entertainment successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign for the Deluxe-Premiere set of trading cards featuring a select group of Red Sonja‘s most renowned artists portraying the “She-Devil with a Sword” in all of her savage, majestic beauty! The complete set includes an 18-card base, plus Dynamite chase cards that include: 6 autographed cards, 3 B&W art cards, 9-card puzzle cards, 2-box-topper special cards, and hand-drawn original art signed sketch cards. Every autographed card features a color ink or ultra-rare, gold ink signature!
“We’re actively working on preparing our deluxe premium trading card sets for KISS and Fallout for debut in October,” explained Barrucci. “The Fallout Collectible Trading Cards and the KISS Trading Cards look stunning and are the perfect item for the avid fan or collector. They will be available in October at retailers everywhere”
The Red Sonja 45th Anniversary Collectible Cards are in stores now. Collectors and fans are encouraged to call their local comic book retailers for availability.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.