RED SONJA/CONAN #1-4 (Victor Gischler / Roberto Castro)

Le scénariste Brian Wood (Conan The Barbarian) et la scénariste Gail Simone (Red Sonja) écrivent à quatre mains un crossover mettant en scène Conan et Red Sonja. C’est la première fois depuis plus de 15 ans que les deux guerriers se retrouvent dans la même publication. Les éditeurs respectifs des deux franchises, Dark Horse et Dynamite Entertainement, publieront chacun une partie de l’évènement à travers le séries Conan/Red Sonja et Red Sonja/Conan.

C’est la deuxième annonce d’une collaboration entre les éditeurs Dark Horse et Dynamite Entertainement (The Shadow Versus Grendel) cette semaine. Plus d’informations, dont le nom de l’équipe artistique et le format du crossover, seront révélées au New York Comic Con, ce Weekend.

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[quote=“Gail Simone”]Truthfully, it’s the sheer joy of it. Few genres are as completely dominated by just two characters as comic book sword and sorcery is by Conan and Red Sonja. When I was offered Sonja, the first thing I asked was if a Conan crossover was possible. Talking to Dark Horse later, about Tomb Raider, I then asked those guys if it could be done. So it was on my mind from literally Day One. But it seemed very unlikely for a number of reasons. Then it happened, and of course I wanted to ride that rocket.

It was very, very much a longshot. I wanted to see it happen, but was told it was sadly very improbable. And I hoped for Brian to co-write, and that seemed just astronomically remote.

Sometimes things just work out. Thank you to Dark Horse, Dynamite, the licensors, and everyone involved for making this come to pass.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE GAIL SIMONE ET BRIAN WOOD[/size]

Lors d’une interview avec le site newsarama, Gail Simone et son comparse Jim Zub ont clarifié que le plan avait changé pour les “crossovers inter-titres” Conan/Red Sonja et Red Sonja/Conan et que la scénariste n’était d’ailleurs plus impliquée sur cette dernière mini-série que l’éditeur Dynamite Entertainment devrait publier plus tard dans l’année.

La nouvelle équipe créative n’a pas été révélée.

Source: www.newsarama.com

C’est finalement Victor Gischler (Angel & Faith) qui scénarisera la “deuxième” mini-série Red Sonja/Conan se déroulant exactement un an après les évènements de Conan/Red Sonja.

S’il s’agit de la première incursion de Gischler sur les terres de Red Sonja, l’auteur a cependant déjà travaillé sur l’œuvre de Robert E. Howard à travers la mini-série Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast publiée par Dark Horse il y a deux ans.
Aucun dessinateur n’a été nommé pour le moment.

Ci-dessous, les couvertures du premier numéro par Alex Ross et Ed Benes:

Source: bleedingcool.com

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[quote]Red Sonja Conan #1
Story by Victor Gischler
Art by Roberto Castro
Cover by Alex Ross, Ed Benes, Roberto Castro
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Aug 5th, 2015
In this issue, Red Sonja and Conan are reunited as captains of mercenary companies who team to fight the forces of an evil sorcerer. Little do they realize that a shadow of the past has returned, something of dire peril from their previous adventures together. It’s the Cimmerian and Sonja reunited for more bloody swordplay![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Red Sonja/Conan #2
Story by Victor Gischler
Art by Roberto Castro
Cover by Ed Benes
Publisher Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Sep 9th, 2015
Red Sonja awakes bloodied and bruised to find she’s missed the end of an epic battle. As she pieces together what happened, she discovers that Conan is missing and a local wizard has used bloodroot to create a terrible weapon.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]RED SONJA/CONAN #3

Written by: Victor Gischler.

Art by: Roberto Castro.

Covers by: Ed Benes, Roberto Castro.

Description: For years, the old blind Seer has helped the wizard Kal’Ang climb to power, but just when Kal’Ang needs him the most, the Seer tells the wizard he must now deal with a final threat on his own. What final threat? The wrath of Conan and Red Sonja of course. Recognizing that the scourge of blood root has risen again, the Cimmerian and the red haired hellion go after Kal’Ang with a vengeance. But what of the Seer and his secret motivations?

Pages: 32.

Price: $3.99.

In stores: Oct. 14. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

[quote]Red Sonja / Conan #4
Story by Victor Gischler
Art by Roberto Castro
Cover by Ed Benes, Roberto Castro
Publisher Dark Horse Comics / Dynamite Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Nov 11th, 2015
Red Sonja and Conan have stormed a fortress intent on finding and stopping the wizard Kal’Ang. They are startled to discover an even greater foe from their past. Can their willpower match the mind of a sorcerer? It will take more than speed and strength to save them this time, but the Cimmerian and the fire haired warrior women will never give up … even if asked to face down a god.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com