Wonder Woman/Conan
Fan-favorite WONDER WOMAN writer Gail Simone is back in this epic crossover event that joins the greatest warrior in the DC Universe and one of the most famous characters in pop culture in WONDER WOMAN/CONAN!Conan the Barbarian arrives on the shores of an unknown land, exhausted and wounded, and soon meets the city's most fearsome arena fighter--Wonder Woman. Ill-fated circumstances force them both into slavery. As they attempt to free themselves from the grips of the rich and powerful slave owner Dellos, a dark magic descends upon their land, a presence that wants to destroy them both. The two greatest fighters of their respective eras, Conan and Princess Diana, unite to battle an enemy who wants to destroy them both.WONDER WOMAN/CONAN is a collision of legends that brings to life a new world, weaving a story of myth and magic, fantasy and adventure. With spectacular art by Aaron Lopresti, this is a crossover years in the making! Collects issues #1-6.

Wonder Woman/Conan Details

TitleWonder Woman/Conan
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 19th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401280215
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Fantasy

Wonder Woman/Conan Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Simone keeps it simple and delivers one of the best inter company crossovers of the last several years. Conan comes across a woman fighting in the gladiator pits who looks like a lost love of his childhood. When he attempts to free her, the two of them are chained together and forced to fight. When they refuse, it sets off a bunch of adventures while Wonder Woman tries to regain her memory. This was much better than it had any reason to be. When I heard they were teaming up a barbarian and a cha Simone keeps it simple and delivers one of the best inter company crossovers of the last several years. Conan comes across a woman fighting in the gladiator pits who looks like a lost love of his childhood. When he attempts to free her, the two of them are chained together and forced to fight. When they refuse, it sets off a bunch of adventures while Wonder Woman tries to regain her memory. This was much better than it had any reason to be. When I heard they were teaming up a barbarian and a character who's basically a god, I wondered how that would work. By leaving that part out until over halfway through the book, Simone makes it work. By that time I was enjoying Conan and Diana's chained adventures together enough that I didn't really even care. Aaron Lopresti delivers some of his best looking art to date. I'm not sure why DC doesn't put him back on a regular book.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    A solid story, but nothing truly special or memorable. Still an enjoyable read though, and with some excellent artwork.
  • Logan
    January 1, 1970
    Very good! I'm glad that not only have comic book crossovers have made a huge comeback but they have gotten so much better in quality since the 90s but this one goes above and beyond! So the story is Conan goes to the arena one day in his world when he see's a woman fighting in the arena which he thinks is a girl from his past but actually its Wonder Woman and from there the two of them get thrust into an adventure which I won't spoil. I will just come out and say it, the story is f****** good f Very good! I'm glad that not only have comic book crossovers have made a huge comeback but they have gotten so much better in quality since the 90s but this one goes above and beyond! So the story is Conan goes to the arena one day in his world when he see's a woman fighting in the arena which he thinks is a girl from his past but actually its Wonder Woman and from there the two of them get thrust into an adventure which I won't spoil. I will just come out and say it, the story is f****** good for a crossover! We all know the common crossover tropes: they meet, they fight over a misunderstanding, they realise theirs a villain bigger then them and they team up: the end. To me this is fine, if I read a comic like this I just want it to be a fun crossover, I don't expect a great story. What I like about this one, is how much Gail Simone deviated from this and delivered a very well thought-out, well written story. I'm sorry what? While some of those tropes I mentioned earlier are sort of here, the story is so much more then what I expected; I mean they spend the first 3 issues mainly just building on Diana and Conan's dynamic and then connection the two of them grow, because of that by the time any action happens there's so much weight behind it all that it actually makes sense narratively. Artwork as well is very good! Otherwise though this was a great crossover, I would give it 4 stars, but since it delivers so much more then what I was expecting it, gets a full recommendation from me!
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  • Alan
    January 1, 1970
    The only reason I read this was because Simone wrote it. I'm a bit behind in catching up on her complete bibliography, which was factor in reading this, but I'm not a big Conan fan (read one book ever of REH's most famous creation). Team-ups like this require a lot of suspending one's sense of disbelief, and...Frankly Simone kind of failed at that at the beginning. To give her a lot of credit she makes roughly the 35% of the tale so entertaining I went from finishing this because of stubbornness The only reason I read this was because Simone wrote it. I'm a bit behind in catching up on her complete bibliography, which was factor in reading this, but I'm not a big Conan fan (read one book ever of REH's most famous creation). Team-ups like this require a lot of suspending one's sense of disbelief, and...Frankly Simone kind of failed at that at the beginning. To give her a lot of credit she makes roughly the 35% of the tale so entertaining I went from finishing this because of stubbornness to completing the tale because I liked it.As both characters have mythological gods to deal with that is how they are brought together. For me, the story improves greatly with the reveal of the god's plan, and the restoration of Diana's memory (and some fun with more Amazons being added to the tale).I would suggest this for those who are fans of crossovers, and I'm not certain if hard core fans of either character would go for this tale.
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  • Mladen
    January 1, 1970
    There is always first time for everything. Such is the case with this one, where I read my first comic book by Gail Simone. And it was refreshing to have a first good impression of a writer instead of the bad one.What I liked: The gripping, and engaging story. The beautiful art, by Aaron Lopresti. The character dynamics between The Amazon and The Barbarian.What I didn’t like: The ending was not terrible, but there was one thing at the last page, that I just wasn’t a fan of.Overall, besides the s There is always first time for everything. Such is the case with this one, where I read my first comic book by Gail Simone. And it was refreshing to have a first good impression of a writer instead of the bad one.What I liked: The gripping, and engaging story. The beautiful art, by Aaron Lopresti. The character dynamics between The Amazon and The Barbarian.What I didn’t like: The ending was not terrible, but there was one thing at the last page, that I just wasn’t a fan of.Overall, besides the small nitpick with the ending, I very much enjoyed reading this comic book.
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    Conan is turned from warrior to social justice warrior. He is overly sensitive and even suggests that Wonder Woman throw up on a man that says he wants his wife to cook and clean. There is a place for discussing those issues, but a story that takes place in the ancient Hyborean age isn't it. Besides that, the characters seemed to have random mood swings that came out of nowhere, the plot was pretty ridiculous, and the ending was just terrible.
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  • Shawna Hunter
    January 1, 1970
    Weak Villain-itisWhat's to say about this one? Wonder Woman has lost her memory and wound up in Conan's neck of the timeline. How? Why? Uh, magic. So she and Conan are grouchy warriors killin' fools and getting enslaved (welcome to Conan's world) yet it really shies away from what men in that world would do to Wonder Woman if they had her helpless and in chains. Seriously, they threaten it once or twice but mostly treat her like a guy. Like, are you blind? You even had her unconscious. Now, don' Weak Villain-itisWhat's to say about this one? Wonder Woman has lost her memory and wound up in Conan's neck of the timeline. How? Why? Uh, magic. So she and Conan are grouchy warriors killin' fools and getting enslaved (welcome to Conan's world) yet it really shies away from what men in that world would do to Wonder Woman if they had her helpless and in chains. Seriously, they threaten it once or twice but mostly treat her like a guy. Like, are you blind? You even had her unconscious. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't WANT that to happen to Diana but some explanation of why these slaving, gladiator fighting, human sacrificing, brutal, perverted savages DIDN'T do that would be realistically expected. And don't say fear. They beat her more than once. Other than that and the nitpick I hinted at at the start, however, its a good story. Conan shows some emotion, there's good humor, brisk action, etc. It wouldn't make a good movie, per se, but a decent episode of a tv show. Except for the villains. Meet the Corvidae. They're, uh, crow people...or witches...or ancient demons that predate man...or something? Whatever, they have magic powers and eat people. Oh and they have an army of the dead because who doesn't? Their motives for causing all this (somehow) are that they like to gamble and want to place bets on Wonder Woman and Conan fighting. Yep, that's it, and they TELL Diana and Conan this as well as that they plan to eat the loser's corpse (because they eat dead people). Surprisingly this does not lead to the heroes consenting and instead they resist at every turn. I know, shocker right? Also, and sorry Conan fans, but what the hell kind of bet is that? She's a goddess who can fly, lift cars and take on Gods. He's a muscly guy with a sword. Yes he slays monsters pretty well but compared to an actual superhero? He's lucky Wonder Woman didn't kill him by accident because she didn't know her own strength...which, by the way, is really inconsistent. At one point she can't break chains and at another she can lift huge objects with ease. So, yeah, it's fun and funny. I got a good belly laugh at one panel where Diana reacts to Conan callously stealing and taking her drinking. Just don't think about it too hard.
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  • Robert
    January 1, 1970
    Gail Simone can do no wrong, methinks. She cleaves to the well-trodden path of Conanic Canon, and also injects a version of Wonder Woman suitably powered-down to be a true peer and boon companion to the Cimmerian.Plus, creepy/sexy villainesses! What's not to like?
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  • Mind-Boggling
    January 1, 1970
    Gail Simone clearly does not known how to write Conan! And she also fails to write a decant story, there are too many flaws in logic. Constantly there are dumb things happening, I'am going to get into some light spoilers ahead! Immediately from the start something extremely stupid happen's- NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BELIEVE THAT GUY WHO WAS GOING TO BE TORTURED TO DEATH IN THE BEGINNING! Nobody would have believed him! And especial NOT Conan! When both Conan and Wonder Woman are stranded Gail Simone clearly does not known how to write Conan! And she also fails to write a decant story, there are too many flaws in logic. Constantly there are dumb things happening, I'am going to get into some light spoilers ahead! Immediately from the start something extremely stupid happen's- NOBODY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BELIEVE THAT GUY WHO WAS GOING TO BE TORTURED TO DEATH IN THE BEGINNING! Nobody would have believed him! And especial NOT Conan! When both Conan and Wonder Woman are stranded out at sea for days why do they wait for the Cordaive to visit them before swimming back to shore!!!???? This is clearly poor story telling! Also Simone cant write Conan, he comes off as sensitive, mopey and way too polite. He's also prone to violent mood swings like every other character in this comic. I hope Marvel doesn't hire Simone to write Conan for them when he returns!
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  • Jamie Connolly
    January 1, 1970
    I read it in single issue. Which sometimes takes away from the whole of the story because I forget little bits here and there rather than being drawn into it all the way through to the end. Anyway, Gail Simone is a great writer and all the better as a woman in a field of mostly men. Probably my favorite next to Marjorie Liu. Fiona Staples does some writing too that’s real good. And come to think of it, the girl who did “my favorite thing is monsters” is ridiculously talented too. Ok. Never mind I read it in single issue. Which sometimes takes away from the whole of the story because I forget little bits here and there rather than being drawn into it all the way through to the end. Anyway, Gail Simone is a great writer and all the better as a woman in a field of mostly men. Probably my favorite next to Marjorie Liu. Fiona Staples does some writing too that’s real good. And come to think of it, the girl who did “my favorite thing is monsters” is ridiculously talented too. Ok. Never mind I guess. This is a good story and I enjoyed it. People are being way over critical of this crossover so far. They expect to be blown away or something. It was good. Not great but good. Conan and Wonder Woman in the same comic was surprising to me but now that I’ve read it it worked really well together. Anyway it’s entertaining. Nothing awe inspiring but not a waste of time. The best thing Wonder Woman is in right now is the brave and the bold. It’s off to a really good start. Then this is the next best thing. Last but not least, dark nights metal. What the hell is going on in dark nights metal? Scott Snyder doesn’t even know what’s going on. Anyway, 4 stars.
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  • Jon Huff
    January 1, 1970
    I found this an entertaining read. Judging by some people's reviews, the characterization of Conan wasn't to their liking. I can see that. We're being shown a different side of him, here. And not everyone is going to embrace that. But I didn't think it felt THAT far off from the Conan stuff I've read, although to be honest it's been a while and I haven't read a ton. But, for a more casual Conan fan, it worked. The attempt to build some emotional resonance here between two characters who have jus I found this an entertaining read. Judging by some people's reviews, the characterization of Conan wasn't to their liking. I can see that. We're being shown a different side of him, here. And not everyone is going to embrace that. But I didn't think it felt THAT far off from the Conan stuff I've read, although to be honest it's been a while and I haven't read a ton. But, for a more casual Conan fan, it worked. The attempt to build some emotional resonance here between two characters who have just only met, at least from Diana's point of view, is clever, as is it's resolution. I read this in single issues, but all at once. I feel like this is probably the most satisfying way to read this, personally.
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  • Garrett
    January 1, 1970
    Yes, some timelines had to be messed about in order to make this happen. And yes, putting a feminist icon next to Howard's barbarian warrior may not seem like the best idea. Gail Simone's a smart and capable writer, however, and she makes this work really well. Things that you think are one thing are other things entirely, and she sets up house of cards made of your expectations and then shuffles the deck while you're not looking. WW and Conan work well together in terms of ethos and personality Yes, some timelines had to be messed about in order to make this happen. And yes, putting a feminist icon next to Howard's barbarian warrior may not seem like the best idea. Gail Simone's a smart and capable writer, however, and she makes this work really well. Things that you think are one thing are other things entirely, and she sets up house of cards made of your expectations and then shuffles the deck while you're not looking. WW and Conan work well together in terms of ethos and personality, and so, ultimately, whatever you need to storymake to get them there is worth it. This was pretty, well-written, and worth the time.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I mean, yeah. This was basically written for me.
  • Mark
    January 1, 1970
    DPL hoopla
  • Donald Ozello
    January 1, 1970
    I read the individual comics. Issues 1-6. Dark Horse Comics & DC Comics attempt a crossover between legendary characters Conan the Barbarian & Wonder Woman. Fun to read. Good but not great.
  • Amy!
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun bit of silly fluff.
  • Ron Hartley
    January 1, 1970
    Not earth shattering, but a decent story, entertaining and great Lopresti art.Simone found a way for this cross over to work and make sense.It did it's job, I was entertained.
  • Ralph Carlson
    January 1, 1970
    A fun read.
  • Chris Robertson
    January 1, 1970
    Three stars for the art. Fantastic renderings of human and fantasy figures. The story.....hit and miss. Seemed to drag in spots, which is the opposite of what usually happens in comics.
  • Brian
    January 1, 1970
    A great crossover event.
  • E.Y.E.-D
    January 1, 1970
    Good story and good art work.
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