Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. An era of mystery and adventure, of a riddle of steel and a warrior destined to wear a heavy crown. Before he was a king, Conan the Cimmerian was an explorer and an adventurer without equal. That is, until he crossed paths with Diana of Themyscira as DC’s mightiest Amazon is gearing up to enter the Hyborian age.
Simply titled Wonder Woman/Conan, DC and Dark Horse are teaming up this September for their latest crossover, that features Gail “Secret Six” Simone on scripting duty while Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan, Wendy Broome and Saida Temofonte handle the art. Here’s a sneak peek at the action:
“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,” Simone in a press release.
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.
You might be wondering how one of DC’s powerhouses manages to find herself flung back to Conan’s slice of the multiverse and forms an unlikely alliance. According to DC, Diana and Conan find themselves in chains as their mutual interest align while they plot to overthrow the wealthy slave-master Dellos who has captured them.
Dark magic is running rampant, as Conan and Diana find themselves running out of time when sinister forces seek to to eradicate them both. Needless to say, some blood will be spilled. Conan is no stranger to team-ups, as the decades have seen him join forces with everyone from Red Sonja through to Captain America. No wait, that last one was a What If story and featured Conan as a time-displaced gangster during the most crime-ridden years of New York City.
IT WAS AWESOME. Hopefully Wonder Woman/Conan lives up to that benchmark. If you haven’t been aware of it, Dark Horse have been putting out some terrific Conan comics since the mid-2000s, and they’re well worth a look if you ever have the chance.
Last Updated: August 28, 2017