Hey Wonder Woman, you just rewrote the books on what female centered superhero films can do, so what are you doing for an encore? Howabout teaming up with a big sexist lug of a barbarian?
That’s the callsheet for Wonder Woman/Conan, a six issue joint DC/Dark Horse joint that launches in September. Warrior woman meets Conan the Barbarian, the Hyborian age’s greatest warrior! But with writer Gail Simone aboard, this “collision of legends” could be just that. Aaron Lopresti will do the art. The story finds them both slaves fighting for their freedom. Get ready with your hot takes.
“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,” says Simone. “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.”
Our tale begins as Conan the Barbarian arrives on the shores of an unknown land, and 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. But who has the might to stop the most talented gladiators who have ever existed?
“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,” said DC Entertainment Editor-in-Chief Bob Harras. “Gail and Aaron’s series will surely create a new legend for fans and readers to talk about for years to come.”