So this shows up on Gail Simone’s Tumblr and I proceed to lose my mind:
“It turns out the coming year is the 40th anniversary of Red Sonja. They asked if I had any ideas to celebrate, and I thought, man alive, what if we took the best female writers and did one big story with all of THEM on it?
This is something I have wanted to do FOREVER. And Dynamite was amazing, they jumped right on it.
So I hand-picked a bunch of my favorite writers from a bunch of different media, and they all said yes immediately, and OH MY GOD LOOK AT THAT LINE-UP!
We have TITANS of prose Tamora Pierce, Mercedes Lackey, Nancy Collins and Meljean Brook! We have the HOTTEST comics writers, Marjorie M. Liu and Kelly Sue DeConnick and Leah Moore, we have brought back a GODDESS of comics writing and my personal hero DEVIN GRAYSON, we have the amazing Blair Butler who has written brilliant television and comics, we have the best game writer in the business, Rhianna Pratchett, AND we have brought in natural born storyteller Nicola Scott for her first ever writing credit!”
You read right, folks. Red Sonja is having the best 40th birthday party EVER. She’s got some of the heaviest hitters in the fantasy genre celebrating her big day, and we readers get the present! Legends of Red Sonja is coming in November, and you can guarantee I will be writing more about it as I get more info.
Red Sonja image courtesy of ComicVine.com