I’ve been invited by Dynamite Comics to participate in a 5-issue LEGENDS OF RED SONJA mini-series. The current writer of Red Sonja, Gail Simone, has long been a favorite of mine — and Red Sonja herself was a huge inspiration for me as a writer (and as a kid playing warriors and superheroes with my sisters.) 

From the Dynamite Press Release:

Following on the immense success of the newly launched Red Sonja ongoing series by Gail Simone, Dynamite proudly announces the upcoming Legends of Red Sonja prestige miniseries, an extravaganza celebrating the iconic fantasy heroine’s long and storied career.  Legends of Red Sonja is a collaborative effort uniting Simone with a star-studded and prestigious creative team including Marjorie M. Liu, Mercedes Lackey, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Rhianna Pratchett, Leah Moore, Tamora Pierce, Blair Butler, Nancy Collins, Meljean Brook, Nicola Scott, Devin Grayson, and more to be announced.  Frank Thorne, one of the key artists responsible for defining the character’s distinct look, will be among the artists to contribute cover artwork, as will Jay Anacleto.

My story will appear in Issue #2 as part of a larger, braided story — and you really don’t want to miss a single issue. The scripts are simply fabulous, as is the artwork. 

I’ll be adding information about each issue as it is solicited by Dynamite. If you prefer print to digital comics, it’s a good idea to pre-order through the website or at your local comic book shop — the recent reboot of the RED SONJA title sold out in comic book stores, and an order guarantees that you’ll receive your issue on first printing.  

Legends Of Red Sonja

Issue #1 – November 6, 2013

Legends of Red Sonja #1Covers: Jay Anacleto
Writer: Gail Simone, Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson
Art: Jack Jadson, Noah Salonga, and Carla McNeil
Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Adventure, Superhero
Publication Date: Nov 2013
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 pages
UPC: 725130209290 00111
ON SALE DATE: November 6
Dynamite Entertainment presents a bold new experiment in graphic storytelling, as the biggest female stars in the worlds of prose, television, gaming and comics gather together to tell thrilling stories from the life of Red Sonja, which combine to make up her greatest adventure yet! This issue includes stories by Bram Stoker Award Winner Nancy A. Collins, and beloved Batman scribe, Devin Grayson, all braided together by an epic framing story told by Red Sonja scribe Gail Simone! This book is designed to appeal not just to fans of Sonja, but also the countless readers of these talented writers!

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Issue #2 – December 4, 2013

LegendsSonja02CovAnacletoCovers: Jay Anacleto
Writer: Gail Simone, Tamora Pierce, Meljean Brook
Art: Jack Jadson, Cassandra James, Mel Rubi
Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Adventure, Superhero
Publication Date: Dec 2013
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 pages
UPC: 725130209290 00211
ON SALE DATE: December 4
The LEGENDS continue, in this 40th anniversary spectacular mini-series, featuring short stories by the best female writers of prose, games and comics, and a wraparound story by Sonja’s series writer, Gail Simone! In this issue, a young girl’s life is changed forever by a chance meeting with the She-Devil, in a thrilling story by the best-selling TITAN of fantasy novels, TAMORA PIERCE, and an old rivalry is remembered in a powerful story by acclaimed dark fantasy romance author MELJEAN BROOK! And all the while, Red Sonja is pursued across the land by the deadly assassins, the GREY RIDERS! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind mini-series!

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Issue #3 – January 22, 2014

LegendsSonja03CovAnacletoCovers: Jay Anacleto
Writer: Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett, Leah Moore, Nicola Scott
Art: Jack Jadson, Naniiebim, Tula Lotay, Doug Holgate
Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Adventure, Superhero
Publication Date: Jan 2014
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 pages
UPC: 725130209290 00311
ON SALE DATE: January 22
This anthology story continues as the GREY RIDERS continue their quest to hunt and kill Red Sonja, but is she truly guilty of the horrendous crimes she is accused of? Spectacular short stories by Rhianna (Tomb Raider) Pratchett, Leah (Damsels, Sherlock Holmes) Moore, Nicola (Earth Two, Secret Six) Scott, and series regular Gail (Batgirl) Simone.

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Issue #4 – February 19, 2014

LegendsSonja04CovAnacletoCovers: Jay Anacleto
Writer: Gail Simone, Marjorie Liu, Mercedes Lackey
Art: Jack Jadson, Phil Noto, Nei Ruffino
Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Adventure, Superhero
Publication Date: Feb 2014
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 pages
UPC: 725130209290 00411
ON SALE DATE: February 19
The all-star celebration of Red Sonja’s 40th anniversary continues, as legendary fantasy novelist Mercedes (Valdemar) Lackey tells her first comics story of a child’s encounter with the She-Devil, and how it changed them both forever with artist Nei Ruffino! And fan-favorite Marvel Comics writer and novelist Marjorie M. Liu teams with the amazing Phil Noto for a sexy, scary tale of the forest at night! All wrapped in a story by Gail Simone and Jack Jadson!

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Issue #5 – March 26, 2014

LegendsSonja05CovAnacletoCovers: Jay Anacleto
Writer: Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Blair Butler
Art: Jack Jadson, Valentine Delandro, Jim Calafiore
Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Adventure, Superhero
Publication Date: Mar 2014
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 pages
UPC: 725130209290 00511
ON SALE DATE: March 26
FINAL ISSUE!!! The epic mini-series featuring all-star creators concludes! This prestigious series, celebrating the She-Devil’s 40th anniversary goes out with a bang, including stories written by Gail (Batgirl) Simone, Blair (Attack of the Show, Heart) Butler, and Kelly Sue (Pretty Deadly) DeConnick, with gorgeous art by Jack Jadson, Valentine, and Jim (Secret Six) Calafiore. Sonja makes her final showdown against the brutal and deadly Grey Riders!

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Legends of Red Sonja – August 27, 2014

LegRSvol1CovOGPCover: Jay Anacleto
Writer: Gail Simone, Nancy A. Collins, Devin Grayson, Meljean Brook, Tamora Pierce, Leah Moore, Nicola Scott, Rhianna Pratchett, Mercedes Lackey, Marjorie M. Liu, Blair Buttler, Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art: Jack Jadson, Noah Salonga, Carla Speed McNeil, Mel Rubi, Cassandra James, Tula Lotay, Doug Holgate, Naniiebim, Nei Ruffino, Phil Noto, Jim Calafiore, Valentine de Landro
Publication Date: Aug 2014
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 152 pages
ON SALE DATE: August 27
In this unique collection, ongoing RED SONJA series writer GAIL SIMONE hand-picked eleven of the fiercest, most talented, and most popular female writers from the worlds of comics, prose, games and television, to help her tell the greatest legends in the She-Devil’s long history! A group of savage mercenaries hired to hunt and kill Sonja come across campfire tales of her at every turn… and Sonja does not like to be hunted.
Tamora Pierce, Mercedes Lackey, Marjorie M. Liu, Nancy A. Collins, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Rhianna Pratchett, and many more tell fascinating bits of Sonja’s legend, with a wrap-around tale by Simone herself, and art by the likes of Phil Noto, Jim Calafiore, Jack Jadson and more!
Contains issues #1-5, the script to issue #1, concept art by Jack Jadson and more!
ISBN-13: 978-1-60690-525-8