Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian seem like pretty logical characters to pair together. But since little legalities like publishing and licensing concerns have never quite lined up for the two, they’ve never crossed over. That’s all going to change this fall, though.
This September, we’ll see Wonder Woman/Conanthanks to a collaboration between DC and Dark Horse Comics. The book is from beloved Wonder Woman writer Gail Simone, artist Aaron Lopresti, inker Matt Ryan, and colorist Wendy Broome. The series teams the Themiscyrian and the Cimmerian for six issues and starts on September 20th.
Here’s what the solicit for the first issue says:
What makes one a legend? How do legends carve their name into history, when countless others are forgotten? Wonder Woman and Conan the Barbarian are destined by the fates to be legendary, but when their stories collide, will both emerge victorious, or will the fickle Gods cut their lives short?
Simone and Lopresti previously worked together on Gail’s legendary run on Wonder Woman, one of the most well-regarded stretches by a writer on Diana’s comic ever. In addition to her time with Diana, Simone also had a much praised run as writer of Red Sonja for Dynamite, so there is a wealth of barbarian-related experience coming to this project.
“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,” said Simone.
The story starts with Conan washing ashore in a strange land and meeting Wonder Woman, a legendary gladiator. They’re soon captured by a powerful slave owner and have to face off with a dark power trying to take both of them down.
Wonder Woman/Conanbegins its six-issue run on September 20th.
Check out the cover!