Dynamite Entertainment has announced that the acclaimed Red Sonja creative team of Gail Simone and Walter Geovani will reunite for the first-ever crossover between the Hyrkanian warrior and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan, with Red Sonja/Tarzan set to get underway in May.
“It’s an odd thing about my career, especially being a female writer mostly known for superheroes, but I do get asked a lot to write these incredibly manly characters quite often, and the truth is that I just love them. I like stories that are bloody and sweaty. I love the dark night pulpy stuff. I can’t get enough and it’s a sure way to get me to work on a property,” says Gail Simone. “Tarzan is the king of them all to me. When I was a kid, I read every Edgar Rice Burroughs book I could find. They had these Neal Adams covers, or Frazetta, or someone equally wonderful. And I just fell into that world in the same way you might fall into Middle Earth. I loved the jungle aspects, the family stories, and I loved how Tarzan had to fend for himself at the start. It was just exhilarating to me.”
“We are honored and humbled to welcome Gail and Walter back to the fold for this truly epic event,” adds Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “Gail’s exceptional talent at bringing out the multiple dimensions of a character — ferociousness and passion, cleverness and resolve – fits so perfectly with this project, I’m surprised that we haven’t published it sooner. We’re also thankful to our partners at Red Sonja, LLC and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. for making this dream team-up a reality!”
Red Sonja/Tarzan #1 is set for release in May.