‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ Returns With Genevieve Valentine And Ariel Medel
Dynamite Entertainment has a pretty solid track record when it comes to Xena: Warrior Princess comics. Dark Xena was one of the most fun and entertaining mirror-universe stories that I’ve ever read, and the Army of Darkness crossover, a no-brainer if there ever was one, was exactly what you’ve wanted it to be since 1996. The thing is, both of those stories were almost ten years ago, and for most of the past decade, we have been living a dreary existence in a world without Xena comics. Until now!
In April, Dynamite is launching a new Xena comic from writer Genevieve Valentine, recently of Catwoman, and artist Ariel Medel, with a story that’s promising prophecies, amazons, and a battle against Julius Caesar.
Here’s Dynamite’s official description of the first issue:
XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS #1
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Greg Land (50%), Jenny Frison (50%)
Writer: Genevieve Valentine
Art: Ariel Medel
Publication Date: April 2016
Page Count: 32 pages
ON SALE DATE: April 13
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.