Mikki Kendall Talks Swords Of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide

Writer Mikki Kendall talks about her addition to the Swords of Sorrow summer event from Dynamite. Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide special includes art by Ronilson Freire and a cover by Mirka Andolfo. The book is on sale now.

SoSFuryRawhideCovAAndolfoBYRON BREWER: How does it feel to be a part of this all-female character/writer event?

MIKKI KENDALL: The She-vengers are amazing. It's a very talented group who have been incredibly patient with all of my newbie questions. Also we have cupcakes.  I'd tell you more, but the rest is a secret.

BB: What was the main challenge (time and space notwithstanding, lol) in bringing the characters of Miss Fury and Lady Rawhide together in a "team-up"?

MK: There's such a wide disparity in technology between the two eras so it was a lot of fun to play with the anachronisms, but I had to be careful what I inserted.  Far easier to explain a car in one panel than an airplane. The space constraints of this medium were something that I definitely had to adjust to, but I enjoyed the challenge.

BB: After plotting this one-shot and getting into its script, have you found a favorite in one character over the other, and why?

MK: My favorite is actually one of the villains. Voodoo was a lot of fun to resurrect. She's a Chaos! heroine, but I got to twist her a little for this story, and have a reluctant villain. Of the two heroines Rawhide is probably my favorite because she subverts expectations. Reformed villain who still has an edge is always fun to write. I … might have a thing for villains.

BB: Would you be interested in doing a solo book starring this femme fatale?

MK: I would love to do a solo run for Voodoo. I think she's got a lot of story potential, and she's got that mix of courage and darkness that makes for a great anti-hero.

BB: How has it been working with artist Ronilson Freire?

MK: It was great. Very straight forward process and his work is gorgeous.

For more information on the Swords of Sorrow: Miss Fury / Lady Rawhide special, click here.

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.