Dynamite Entertainment has released all the covers for the upcoming issues of Dark Xena.
In a prepared statement Dynamite spokesperson said, “We know Xena fans expect a certain ‘sense of adventure’ when it comes to the Warrior Princess and her legendary journeys, and so far, considering the overwhelming response to our first Xena series ‘Contest of Pantheons’, it’s quite apparent that writer John Layman knows how to work that ‘sense’ flawlessly! Now, with the release of the new series,, John is tying the Dynamite comic book series to regular continuity by explaining how Gabrielle made a deal with an elder god in order to bring her friend back from the dead and the consequences of her doing so– and it’s all done with the pulse-pounding tradition that has made Xena into one of the most appealing action heroines of all time!”Popularity and praise of Dynamite’s series has been outstanding:From Jerome Maida’s article “Xena Returns in New comic Series” in the Philadelphia Daily News, “That sound you hear is a familiar ‘Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi’ battle cry. Yes, thanks to Dynamite Entertainment, ‘Xena’ is back in her own comic book series and, based on the first four issues, they have knocked it out of the park. This series will succeed where previous attempts to adapt the popular character to comics have failed.”
Take the jump for all the covers and more info about the series.
Taking place some time after the series finale of Xena: Warrior Princess and before the events of the “Contest of Pantheons.” – featured in DYNAMITE’S Xena #’s 1-4 – “Dark Xena” finds Gabriele making a request of the Gods and learning that you must be very, very careful, what you wish for, and how you wish for it! Xena is Dead, Long Live Xena.. er.. Dark Xena that is, and by Dark, we mean just plain Nasty…Mean… and Evil…