Dynamite Entertainment today announced a crossover between Army of Darkness cult favorite fantasy television series Xena, Warrior Princess. Set to debut in October, the four-part miniseries Army of Darkness / Xena, Warrior Princess: Forever… and a Day will be written by Scott Lobdell (Uncanny X-Men, Red Hood and the Outlawas)and with art by Elliot Fernandez (Harley Quinn and Power Girl).
Here’s the solicitation information released by Dynamite:
"You're Xena and your thousand strong army has fallen to an implacable and ancient evil. What do you do? You suck it up and summon the only ally who stands any hope at all of helping you prevent the end of the world! Unfortunately, that lone man is the ass-kicking, time traveling, womanizing, wiseass boomsticker, Ashley J. Williams!"
"In this story of the first jilted lover in the history of Mankind, where we learn about the third wheel who was left behind when Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden, we see an army of the undead that is so huge that only the implacability of both Xena and Ash could hope to stop them! This is an epic tale of horror, time travel, friendships that last a century, action, and comedy all wrapped into a big-ass honking story that stars both characters front row and center," says Lobdell in a press release.
"Ashley Williams will always be one of my favorite characters, because there's so many great AOD tales to tell, and he was the first Dynamite title we ever published. You never forget your first," says Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. "As one of the most unlikely heroes in pop culture, it makes it impossible not to love him... unless, of course, you're a battle-hardened warrior like Xena, who has a little less tolerance for such shenanigans. It's an odd couple pairing that fans of both franchises will love!"
Army of Darkness / Xena, Warrior Princess: Forever… and a Day #1 will feature four variant covers. The covers include new art from Reilly Brown (Deadpool & Cable) and series artist Eliot Fernandez, an “Action Figure Variant” by David Robinson, and a retro Halloween costume style cover from Michael Adams.
Army of Darkness / Xena, Warrior Princess: Forever… and a Day #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' August 2016 Previews catalog, and is slated for release in October.