Dejah Thoris Title Coming In February

Dejah Thoris #1

I mentioned before about a new Dejah Thoris title coming from Dynamite and in this interview with Gail Simone we get confirmation that it’s landing in February and also a little more information about it:

We gave Dejah a whole new story here. It’s in continuity, she’s not a different character, but she’s forced to put away everything and everyone she knows, and go live incognito as an entry-level soldier in the middle of nowhere. Of all the story directions, this is the one I think could be a real game-changer for the character. What happens when a princess who has everything, has to leave it all behind, even her name, in shame? To go fight a border war in a desolate land?

The fact that it’s “in continuity” is interesting and leads me to wonder what effect that will have on the John Carter: Warlord of Mars series that I’m also reading – is that story going to reflect Dejah’s apparent disappearance from Helium and if so, how’s that going to affect Carter?

Interesting times ahead, I think.

New Dejah Thoris Title

I’ve been reading and enjoying the relaunched John Carter: Warlord of Mars series written by Ron Marz (and later with Ian Edgington) for the last year or so – it’s good fun pulp adventure and I like that every now and then. I’ve even gone back and picked up the first Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris trade to see what that was like and, again, it’s enjoyable stuff.

Now there’s news of a new Dejah Thoris title (along with Red Sonja and Vampirella) coming from Dynamite with a redesign of the main character and whose story is road-mapped by Gail Simone whose writing I really enjoy – her various Secret Six series are among my favourites – so I’ll definitely be picking this up when it’s released. The new series will be written by Frank J. Barbiere (not someone whose work I know) with the redesign done by the excellent Nicola Scott:

Dejah Thoris Redesign

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