Most of you are probably sick of me talking about my love for Gail Simone, but I'm going to keep doing it anyway. So, one of the new releases that is coming out Wednesday is Conan Red Sonja #1 from Dark Horse. Gail Simone and Jim Zub are coming together to create the intense crossover where the two characters attempt to defeat a sorcerer priest. When I saw it on the list of releases this week, I wasn't sure if I was going to pick it up. While I am personally in the process of reading everything Gail Simone's ever written, there are a lot of other things to read. I haven't gotten a chance to read any Red Sonja books yet, hence my original intent to hold off reading Conan/Red Sonja.
However, my interest was amplified when Gail Simone spoke about the book on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon:
I always enjoy seeing any creator express enthusiasm about the projects that they are working on. Gail has stated a few times how much she enjoys the projects she's been working on at Dark Horse, and this must be one of them. As you can see, I posed a question asking if you needed to have prior knowledge of the two stories to read it. While I received some comical answers from other Twitter-goers, Gail politely replied. (Thanks for being awesome and interacting with readers Gail!)
Hooray for myself and other readers that haven't had a chance to dive into previous Red Sonja or Conan books. It looks like we have a new opportunity to engage with these characters. Look for my review of Conan Red Sonja in Wednesday's Live From The Comic Shop.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.