DC and Dark Horse in Wonder Woman and Conan crossover
DC and Dark Horse have teamed up for a crossover of epic proportions, bringing back fan-favorite Wonder Woman writer Gail Simone and artist Aaron Lopresti for an ‘adventure unlike anything seen before’ and a collision of legends. Diana of Themyscira will come face to face with Robert E. Howard’s Cimmerian barbarian Conan, in the new miniseries this fall: Wonder Woman/Conan.
In a press release from DC, writer Simone said:
“I love crossovers, I love Wonder Woman, and being able to bring the undisputed greatest warriors of the DCU and Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age together for the very first time is a dream come true… A major draw is getting to reunite with the great Aaron Lopresti, whose very favorite things to draw are Wonder Woman and barbarians. Its blades and bracelets, wizards and wonder and I couldn’t be more delighted.”
The plot begins with Conan the Barbarian arriving on the shores of an unknown land, and he soon meets the world’s most fearsome arena fighter—Wonder Woman. Ill-fated circumstances force them both into slavery. As they attempt to free themselves from the grips of the rich and powerful slave-owner Dellos, a dark magic descends upon their land, a presence that wants to destroy them both. DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief, Bob Harras, also gave quotes, saying: “Uniting the greatest characters of the DC Universe with some of the most famous and notable characters in pop culture is at the core of the most memorable crossovers we’ve ever done… Gail and Aaron’s series will surely create a new legend for fans and readers to talk about for years to come.”
Wonder Woman has been a pivotal character in the DC Universe for over 75 years as a member of the Trinity and the Justice League, and as a notable icon around the world. Conan the Barbarian, similarly, has long been an important character since his creation 85 years ago and Dark Horse has been publishing Conan stories since 2003. This new tale of myth, magic and adventure, will be a six-issue saga, beginning on September 20th.