The next crossover event announced from Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse Comics is going to bring back together two sword-wielding warriors of Robert E. Howard. Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a Sword and Conan the Barbarian team up together for the first time in over 15 years.
Each publisher will put out one of the books as Red Sonja/Conan and Conan/Red Sonja. Writers for the books will be Gail Simone and Brian Wood.
Gail Simone, current Red Sonja series writer, states, “It’s only the crossover that readers have been begging to have for over a decade: the two greatest barbarian adventurers ever created in an epic tale of blood, lust, and vengeance. This is the kind of stuff that made me a reader in the first place, and working with Brian Wood and his amazing version of Conan? It’s just a sword-and-sorcery dream come true. It’s sword vs. sword, Cimmerian vs. Hyrkanian, loincloth vs. bikini, and it’ll probably be the most fun you’ll have reading a comic all year.”
Brian Wood, current Conan series writer adds, “Conan and Red Sonja together are a genre dream team, and I’m looking forward to not only working with Gail on the story, but creating a crossover story that is epic and huge as these things should be… and something that matters, that’s relevant, and adds something to each character’s rich history.”
Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment, says, “Red Sonja and Conan are the power-couple of fantasy comics. They define the genre together, the iconic figures by which all others are measured. Their history is intertwined, and I suppose it was only destiny that would lead them together again. Well, that and a lot of planning alongside great folks like Mike Richardson, Gail Simone, and Brian Wood and the editorial teams from both of our companies. And the timing could not be better as this is a huge cross-over to hit as we go into our 10th Anniversary. We couldn’t be more pleased to see the Robert E. Howard legacy made whole again with two Hyboria-shaking crossover events.”
Mike Richardson, President and Publisher of Dark Horse, says, “I think the fans of these series have been waiting a very long time to see them together again. I’m happy that we could work this out with the good folks at Dynamite.”
We’ll find out more about the Conan and Red Sonja reunion event in the coming weeks.