Marguerite Bennett took to the screen for the In Store Convention KickOff event streaming to stores live today. And she was here to talk Red Sonja, her current series from Dynamite, as she says she;s currently known for writing "Super Barbarians".
Kevin White brought up a supposed backlash to the new Red Sonja costume, but Marguerite mentioned that this costume was actually from the late seventies rather that something simply created as part of some "social justice warrior" campaign and that "I didn't go to anyone's house in the dead of night and burn their old comics." Instead she wants to see Red Sonja reach a wider audience. And that just because a woman changed her clothes, her identity wasn't changed.
She didn't rule out that the old costume wouldn't be returning though…
She also teased a Vampirella/Red Sonja crossover with current Vampirella writer Kate Leth. But is indebted to Gail Simone as to why she fell in love with the character.
An internet question asked her favourite aspect of Red Sonja, answered how fast she is to know another character, how she is self-made and how her experiences don't define here, there is a discipline of will….
Follow the rest of our In Store Convention Kickoff coverage here. Fingers crossed, tech-wise this is going so much better since last year.
She was also happy to plug her other books Insexts, Angela and lots of other fun things… and several projects to be announced over the next few months. One should be Wonder Woman…