Frank Tieri (Savage Wolverine, Deadpool) is going to be doing his first work for Dynamite Entertainment and it's going to be on Red Sonja. Joining the writer on Red Sonja: The Black Tower will be interior artist Cezar Razek (Red Sonja/Witchblade) and fan favorite cover artist Amanda Connor (Harley Quinn).
"Simply put, THE BLACK TOWER is an old fashioned mystery-and as we all know, everybody loves a mystery," says writer Frank Tieri. "In fact, I'd say at times, this story is more in line with a Stephen King story than your typical Sonja tale. The Tower just appears out of nowhere one day-nobody knows why, nobody knows how. People are scared, they're confused-and they start turning on each other. That's when Red Sonja enters the picture. And what she finds is mystery that will span decades, which will pit people against each other, that will cost many lives… including her own. Now, I think that's a story fans will want to see how it turns out, don't you? I like that she's this total bad ass-that she's the WOLVERINE of her world, that she's The Man With No Name– but she's also a woman. Because you don't often see that. You don't often see it being a woman that walks into a bar and everybody tenses up, everybody pees their pants. And in Sonja's case, if you underestimate her, if you just dismiss her as 'just a woman'-she's going to make you pay for it. And then some."
So why do another Red Sonja series?
"Gail Simone's Red Sonja series has received so many accolades, we have been very selective about our Red Sonja series or specials," adds Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci. "But when Frank pitched this mini-series to me, I knew that this would be a perfect stand-alone mini-series. And having Amanda on covers is icing on the cake!"
Red Sonja: The Black Tower #1 will be in July's Previews catalog for release in September 2014.