no 1 the temple of abomination

série: Red Sonja, 1st serie
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Heroic-Fantasy
classement: carton132
date: 11-1975
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 15 €
critère: *
remarques: English version, vol.1/No.1 November 1975, first issue, serie 2122
Red Sonja, the She-devil with a sword
freely adapted from the story of Robert E. Howard

- the temple of abomination
by Roy Thomas+Dick Giordano
- Red Sonja, of swords and she-devils

n.b. this first issue is drawn by Giordano
but the main part of Red Sonja's issues are
drawn by artist Frank Thorne

The origin of Red Sonja, "the Day of the Sword", first appeared
in Kull and the Barbarians #3 by Roy Thomas, Doug Moench and Howard Chaykin
and was later redrawn by Dick Giordano and Terry Austin for Savage Sword of Conan

there have been 4 original series of Red Sonja edited by Marvel
1/ volume 1 nos 1-7, serie 2122 (november, 1975 – november, 1976)
2/ volume 1 nos1-15, serie 2945 (january, 1977 – may, 1979)
3/ volume 2 nos 1-2, serie 2035 (february, 1983 – March, 1983)
4/ volume 3 nos 1-13 (august, 1983 – may, 1986)

a) Red Sonja is a fictional character, a sword-and-sorcery comic-book heroine
created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor Smith for Marvel Comics in 1973,
partially based on Robert E. Howard's own creation "Red Sonya of Rogatino"
a female swashbuckler from his 1934 short story "the Shadow of the Vulture"
and to a certain degree also based on Howard's character Dark Agnes de Chastillon
Red Sonja debuted in Conan the Barbarian #23 (cover-dated Feb. 1973),
Roy Thomas created a new origin story and transposed the timeline
from the 16th century of Howard's original Red Sonya, to the Hyborian Age,
another Howard creation, in order to have the comic-book
Red Sonja interact with Conan the Barbarian,
in 1975 Marvel Comics published the first issue of Red Sonja
after the character headlined Marvel Feature for seven issues that same year
at the 2013 Emerald City Comic Con, Dynamite,
which began publishing Red Sonja comics in 2005,
announced that Gail Simone would be writing a new ongoing Red Sonja series
Simone noted in further interviews that her version is
slightly "rebooted," showing the character's beginnings,
Issue #1 of Simone's run was released in July 2013, and reviews were positive
the series ran through 18 issues,
in 2017, a new Red Sonja comic series began, written by Amy Chu,
she was portrayed by Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 film Red Sonja,
in 2011, Sonja was ranked first in Comics Buyer's Guide's
"100 sexiest women in Comics" list

b) Red Sonja lived with her family in a humble home
in the Western Hyrkanian steppes,
when she had just turned 17 years old, a group of cruel mercenaries
killed her father Ivor, her mother and two younger brothers
and burned their house and all their possessions,
she survived but at the cost of her own virginity
after she was brutally raped by the leader of the group,
leaving her in shame,
after all this, the goddess Scathach then appeared to her,
and instilled in her incredible skill in handling swords and other weapons
on the condition that she would not allow herself to be loved by another man
unless he defeated her in fair combat
in her adventures, she often crossed path with Conan the Barbarian
and the two were constant enemies of the evil sorcerer Kulan Gath.
Red Sonja also went to the future on two separate occasions
when she possessed Mary Jane Watson and teamed up with Spider-Man
in defeating Kulan Gath who had also traveled to the future
in one of many attempts to take over modern day Earth.

a sword-master in peak human physical condition, martial arts expert,
as well as knowledge and experience of fighting the supernatural

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