DC Comics today gave us the first look at their upcoming mini-series collaboration with Dark Horse – WONDER WOMAN / CONAN. The series brings back two popular creators in Gail Simone (writer) and Aaron Lopresti (artist) along with Matt Ryan, Wendy Broome and Saida Temofonte for the mini-series that is set to hit stands on September 20th with 2 different covers. The regular cover teams up Darick Robertson with Tony Aviña while the variant cover is by Liam Sharp with Laura Martin.
You can see read more about the series and see some of the interior art and both cover versions below courtesy of DC’s blog:
The wondrous Diana of Themyscira comes face to face with the Cimmerian barbarian Conan in a new miniseries beginning on September 20—WONDER WOMAN/CONAN. DC and Dark Horse have teamed up for a crossover of epic proportions, bringing back fan-favorite WONDER WOMAN writer Gail Simone and WONDER WOMAN artist Aaron Lopresti for an adventure unlike anything seen before—a collision of legends.
“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?
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. Dark Horse has been publishing Conan stories since 2003, and new and exciting tales continue to hit shelves.
A tale of myths and magic, Simone and Lopresti bring to life a new world for these two heroes—weaving a story of fantasy, mythos and adventure. The six-issue saga begins September 20. Check out a first look into WONDER WOMAN/CONAN #1 by Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Wendy Broome and Saida Temofonte below!