‘In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. ‘ She was Xena, and this April the mighty princess returns (albeit not to our screens) Xena is back to our comic book shelves after a long absence!
There’s been plenty of hype surrounding the idea of the Tv reboot of cult favourite Xena: Warrior Princess. And while the certainty and details of the modern reboot is still in the works, we finally have a place to get our fix of the demi-goddess.
Dynamite Entertainment have officially announced the comic book series, confirming that writer Genevieve Valentine and artist Ariel Medel will be on board for the redesign.
This will be her first comic book appearance since the famed crossover with Army of Darkness in 2008, and hopefully, our King of Thieves will once again make an appearance. This April will be Xena’s first solo appearance in a decade, since the 2006 series.
True to form(and no doubt fan demand), Dynamite Entertainment are keeping the likeness of our warrior princess as close to Lucy Lawless’s representation as possible.
Xena has a long comic book history, dating all the way back to the ’90s series published by the once renowned Topps Comics, as well as the 1999-2000 series from DarkHorse comics.
Fans of the Warrior Princess have been more than enthused about the announcement, with the Hashtag #XenaRevival trending amongst followers of the series on twitter.
THERE'S A XENA COMIC COMING SOMEONE OUT THERE FINALLY HEARD MY PRAYERS.
— tori bee. (@rebelmages) January 21, 2016
I just found out that a Xena comic is coming out in April and oh my . Oh myyyyyyyyy
— Nicola Carter (@DearDavidBowie) January 21, 2016
Xena: Warrior Princess will be returning to comic books this April thanks to Dynamite… https://t.co/dZh23XyraP
— Miss_Comix (@Miss_Comix) January 21, 2016
There is a Xena Warrior Princess comic coming in April, suddenly a terrible week seems slightly less terrible ??
— Edd Dawson (@EddDawson) January 21, 2016
I think I speak for us all when I say April can’t come fast enough. Now time for a Xenathon!