Amy Chu Takes Red Sonja On A Buddy Road Trip

The other day we ran a Writer 2 Writer interview with Amy Chu asking Erica Schultz about Charmed #4. Now Dynamite has sent the flip side of that with Schultz asking Chu about Red Sonja #6. Cover by Mike McKone, interiors by Carlos Gomez.

Red Sonja

ERICA SCHULTZ: What led you to put Sonja in our time, rather than telling a story taking place in Hyrkania?

AMY CHU: It's not a new idea. Sonja and Conan did it in the '70s. I think every classic character needs to get away every now and then.

ES: Kulan Gath's beast reminds me of the dragon from Shreck. Was this on purpose?

AC: No.

ES: Why do all bad guy beasts have gross green blood? Is that a way to tell them from good guy beasts?

AC: She's actually a good girl beast with a bad boss. The green contrasts nicely with spurting human blood.

ES: Why do you think bad guy beasts always want to eat their adversaries?

AC: Again she doesn't really. She just wants to go home.

ES: What other books has Kulan Gath read in his time in our world?

AC: Kulan Gath doesn't have time to read… he's too busy taking over the world.

ES: Now that Kulan Gath is back in his own world, is he going to regenerate and grow a new head? With Sonja no longer in Hyrkania, what's to stop him from destroying her world?

AC: Maybe his head will grow a new body. I haven't decided yet…

ES: Is this road trip going to have some nods to the Green Lantern/Green Arrow comics?

AC: They're going a different route, but sure, it is a buddy roadtrip after all.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.