Dynamite Entertainment has announced Brian Reed, of Ms. Marvel and New Avengers: Illuminati fame, will be joining Michael Avon Oeming as the co-writer of Red Sonja starting with issue #25.
In a recent interview with Newsarama, Brian Reed said, “Sonja is a very strong woman, but there’s vulnerability under that hard warrior shell. She had a hard life as a child, and that has never really let up into adulthood. She was very much forged like a sword – subjected to various harsh and terrible events until she hardened into a proper weapon.
“What I love with what Mike has done so far is seeing those moments where her youth impacts on her present. He’s been doing a great job of telling a story from both ends, and really letting us see how Sonja became the woman she is today.”
Major Spoilers has a preview of the four covers by Ariel Ollivetti, Art Adams, Mel Rubi and Paul Renaud.
After being defeated by Kulan Gath, Red Sonja and her companions found themselves battling to survive in a land of strange and savage creatures on the other side of the world. The journey home for the survivors, as well as some unexpected allies, is a long and perilous trip filled with pirates, monsters and danger on the high seas. In July, Red Sonja will arrive back in Hyboria, where she will witness a land ravaged by evil dark gods and once again face the vile power of Kulan Gath! But don’t expect the usual showdown! Starting with issue #25, series writer Michael Avon Oeming is joined by writer Brian Reed to bring fans a whole new savage tale to the land of Hyboria and the adventures of Red Sonja!
Red Sonja #25 arrives in July.