Dynamite And Dark Horse Team Up For A RED SONJA And CONAN Crossover
Yesterday Dynamite Entertainment and Dark Horse announced that they were partnering up to bring fans a Grendal/The Shadow crossover event written and drawn by Matt Wagner. Well it seems that announcement was only the tip of the iceberg. Today the two companies have announced they are reuniting Red Sonja and Conan for the first time in 15 years thanks to writers Brian Wood and Gail Simone.
The event is slated for 2014 and will be published as Red Sonja/Conan and Conan/Red Sonja by Dynamite and Dark Horse, respectively. Regular series Red Sonja and Conan writers, Simone and Wood, will write the crossover issues. Gail Simone said of the event “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.” Brian Wood added “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.“
There is no word on artist(s) for the series or story details at this time, but more is said to be coming soon. I’d imagine we might hear a thing or two at New York Comic Con. Red Sonja and Conan crossing over is a very exciting announcement. Both Simone and Wood have been doing some amazing work with the two characters, so the two writers working on something together should be a real treat. While we wait for more details, what do you think about Red Sonja and Conan reuniting?