Gail Simone, the legendary comics author who first began writing for Dynamite Entertainment's Red Sonja in 2013, is returning again to the character for an all-new novel. While the character remains the same, this is not an adaptation of an older storyline, nor is it a movie tie-in ; it's going to be a totally original story. “Gail is a generational talent in the comic world who writes the hell out of Red Sonja , and her work on this project goes down like a shot of Stygian fire whiskey!” said Luke Lieberman, President of Red Sonja, LLC, in a written statement to io9. “The team at Orbit have been great partners in elevating Sonja's ever-growing legend.” Simone kindly answered a few questions about this new book over email. Linda Codega, io9: What makes Red Sonja such a powerful, memorable character? Gail Simone : I've thought about this a lot, personally. There are thousands of she-warrior characters, but there remains only one Red Sonja. She endures many different treatments in many different media, and people who love her, they love her with a passion that is incredibly endearing. My own mother was the person who convinced me to first write the character, and she's never read a comic book in my life to my knowledge… she just loves Red Sonja. There's something in the character that has inspired her all her life, and I've met people like that all over the world. Everyone loves something different about her. For […]
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