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I also have a sense how the ‘iconic‘ quality of Red Sonja, is much a product of a powerful marketing network. Marvel comics has an arrangement with Diamond distribution, which makes their comics cost less to deliver to comicbook shops; so they can profit by charging less than independent comics. Anything Marvel produces can have an economic appeal, and quality ( team of artists/ large repertoire of characters) that is nearly impossible to compete with.
Red Sonja is known to different generations, by different mediums and artists. I mostly know Red Sonja from the movie. ( like I said, I only had two comics – it was the movie that felt like the authority to me as a kid; that made Red Sonja seem important).
There are people older than me, who remember Frank Thorne’s art on the 1st Red Sonja issues ( and Marvel Feature). He drew voluptuousness that was slightly conspicuous for its time. The skimpyness, and the red hair, visually increased the female character.
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