“Xena: Warrior Princess” will return to comic books this April at Dynamite Entertainment. The latest comic series based on the cult-favorite TV show will be written by recent “Catwoman” scribe Genevieve Valentine and artist Ariel Medel (who has prior Dynamite experience with “John Carter, Warlord Of Mars”). Artists Greg Land and Jenny Frison both provide covers to #1.
“Xena” has a long history in comic books, dating back to ’90s series published by the now long-defunct Topps Comics, plus a 1999-2000 series from Dark Horse Comics. Dynamite first published “Xena” comics starting in 2006, but the character has been mostly absent from the medium since a couple of “Army of Darkness” crossovers in 2008.
Dynamite’s new “Xena: Warrior Princess” #1 is scheduled for release on April 13. Here’s the solicitation text:
After the Twilight of the Gods, the world is precariously uncertain – and Xena and Gabrielle have been missing from it for twenty-five years. Even without Livia, the power of Rome is growing: Caesar is determined to conquer by lies what he can’t conquer by force, and the people at its edges know what’s coming. (All roads lead to Rome, and Rome is hunting.) Xena and Gabrielle scramble to stop him before they have to wage war against a man they once called a friend. But along the way, Xena will have to confront her past against a rogue band of women warriors, and Gabrielle, whose secret visions are becoming prophecy, will have to protect Xena – at any cost.
(via Bleeding Cool)