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ECCC 13: Gail Simone to Write New RED SONJA Ongoing Series

There's a new series coming this summer and a new reason to read it.

Dynamite Entertainment made a big announcement today at Emerald City Comicon. Gail Simone will be the writer on a brand new RED SONJA series with a new #1 issue launching in July.

Walter Geovani will join Simone as the interior artist. The covers will be drawn by some of the top female artists in the comic industry. Dynamite also announced Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Buscema and Fiona Staples as cover artists. More high profile female cover artists will still be announced.

Cover by Nicola Scott

Fans attending Emerald City Comicon are in for a treat. Limited edition prints featuring art by Nicola Scott will be given away. The premium prints will be signed by Simone.

Here is what Simone had to say about the character:

It's like this...even most of the best female heroines when I was a kid were pretty polite. What I love about Sonja is that she isn't polite, she says what she means and if you give her any lip about it, hello, sword in the gut. She's smart, she has a heart, she has some compassion. But when it's go time, she's a hellraiser, a mad general, she's a sword edge virtuosa, she's death on wheels. She is the woman you never want to mess with. I can relate, Sonja. No offense to all her guy writers, but THIS Red Sonja is about sex and swords! It's everything you love about Red Sonja, except with more monsters getting stabbed in the eye.
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Here's a look at more of the upcoming covers:

RED SONJA #2 by Nicola Scott
Cover by Colleen Doran
Cover by Fiona Staples

Great news indeed!

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Posted by blackkitty

Well, there sure does seem to be a lot of Gail Simone hate. Pity since I happen to think she's an amazing writer. I've loved her run on Batgirl, Birds of Prey and Secret Six. I have stated I will collect anything Gail Simone writes or at the very least give it a shot and I'm certainly willing to try this one as well.

Posted by KnightofSteel

This could be good. Dynamite has struggled I think with getting this book out into the forefront. If Simone could bring something fresh to the table, the series could be promising. And hopefully Geovani will do each issue, as the current series jumps all over the place as far as consistent art goes.

Posted by queenfrost_

@BatWatch: Haha, I expected this response :P

Objectification: Being sexy for fan service/Sonja is only looked upon as a sex object and nothing more

Sexual weaponary: Sonja OWNS her sexual appearance and uses it to her advantage. She isn't objectified since she is owning that sexual appearance and using it to either fool/trick men or just to give off a confident vibe

Posted by Trodorne

What is with Simone doing characters that are red heads? not that im complaining. I love the red heads, they are crazy. like me.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Awesome! Simone and Scott, why not? Sign me up...