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.
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.
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