Skip to main content

New XENA Comic Series Coming from Meredith Finch and Vicente Cifuentes in 2018

Dynamite Entertainment announces that they have signed Spanish artist Vicente Cifuentes to serve as the artist on their highly-anticipated upcoming Xena series, joining writer Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman, Rose) on the project on the heels of the New Jersey Comic Expo. Based on the strong female role-model from one of television's greatest fantasy adventure programs, the new Xena series will debut in February 2018.


Artist Vicente Cifuentes says, "What can I say? When I was young I watched the Xena series, and grew up following her adventures. I´m a huge fan of fantasy and medieval stories, and Xena had it all! I am so grateful for the opportunity to work on this series, and can't wait to make Xena's comeback even stronger than ever!"

Vicente Cifuentes is a Spanish cartoonist and colorist born in September 1979 in Albacete. Since childhood, he wanted to be a cartoonist. Very early, he participated in several drawing competitions, he won many and decided to embrace this as his professional career. He began by drawing illustrations for the Spanish versions of Conan and the X-Men and his first series, Ursula Aprende was published by Mega Multimedia. Cinfuentes is a man of many talents and has served as an inker, draftsman, and graphic designer for several of his projects, including Dias Malos, Despues de la Senal, and El Asesino del Kanzashi. Most recently, Cifuentes has served as penciller for Injustice II and Cover Artist for IvX.


Writer Meredith Finch says, "I can think of no artist better suited than Vicente Cifuentes to collaborate with on Xena: Warrior Princess.  Vicente brings a love and a passion for the character that matches my own and his raw and gritty style pairs perfectly with the rough and tough warrior princess fans want and expect to see on the page."

Meredith Finch is a comic book writer, best known for her work on DC Comic's Wonder Woman in 2011.  Since, she has worked with a number of top publishers and most recently launched her first creator-owned series, Rose, in 2017. Meredith will be attending this weekend's New Jersey Comic Expo, where fans can meet and talk some of the comic industry's strongest female characters and all of her work, to date and upcoming, especially Xena! Finch will also be taking questions on the new series during Dynamite's Sunday panel at 2 pm est!


"We're proud to be the comic book home for Xena: Warrior Princess, now and into the future," says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite. "And we're so excited to launch this new series! Writer Meredith Finch is the perfect fit to bring such a strong female character to the page, and with the addition of the ever-talented Vicente Cifuentes as artist, this series is sure to be a huge hit amongst Xena fans and beyond!" 


The Xena: Warrior Princess franchise first expanded into comic books in 1997 with several series published by Topps Comics, including crossovers with their Hercules: The Legendary Journeys comics. Two years later, Dark Horse acquired the rights and published a fourteen-issue series. In 2006, Dynamite Entertainment acquired the rights, publishing Xena: Warrior Princess #1-4 (the "Contest of Pantheons" storyline) and a second series, subtitled Dark Xena. Also, two tongue-in-cheek crossover series materialized with Dynamite's long-running Army of Darkness series, as both Xena and AOD had roots at Renaissance Pictures and featured actor and cult film hero Bruce Campbell. In 2015, Dynamite reacquired the Xena license, publishing a new core series, an additional AOD crossover (subtitled Forever and a Day), and high-quality reprints of classic Xena comic books from the 1990s and early 2000s.


Xena #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' December 2017 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in February 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Xena #1 with their local comic book retailers. Xena #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

REVIEW: 'Redneck' #2 by Donny Cates, Lisandro Estherren, and Dee Cunniffe

'Redneck' arrived a month ago redefining the vampire genre by not giving into convention or cliché. In fact, if you've read the first two issues, the vampire angle serves more as subtext than its selling point. It's the perfect approach to this character-driven southern fried drama that simmers with tension and intrigue.

REDNECK #2 STORY: DONNY CATES
ART/COVER: LISANDRO ESTHERREN & DEE CUNNIFFE LETTERER: JOE SABINO
RELEASE DATE: MAY 24
32 PAGES | Full Color | Mature | $3.99
★★★★☆ (4/5)
The Bowman's way of life just got upended and what was once a peaceful and secluded existence is on the verge of war. The vampires of Texas keep to themselves, raise their cattle, drink its blood and sell the meat through their BBQ joint. Seems like a brilliant front to keep them in the shadows while staking out a living. All that is threatened when one of their own is killed after a night on the town. This issues fills in the holes to what might have happened and what the hell is…

PREVIEW: 'Tet' #4 by Paul Allor and Paul Tucker

We've seen Eugene's story. But during his last day's in Vietnam, he finally learns how Ha survived the war. She's always been much stronger than him; and much stronger than he's given her credit for. With all their secrets gone, Ha and Eugene must decide how to move forward.

WONDER WOMAN OF THE DAY: Fitness Model Gia Macool Embodies the Amazon Princess

The closest we'll ever get, probably, to superheroes in real life is through the great work of cosplayers. You see them at every pop culture convention from the very basic to extremely elaborate costume design. However, you don't have to be a cosplayer to enjoy dressing up as your favorite superhero from time to time. Take fitness model and entrepreneur Gia Macool for example. An accomplished fitness competitor and model, Macool is also a big fan of DC Comics' Wonder Woman. She shows her love of the iconic Amazon Princess in her fitness wear, meal prep accessories and even a full blown photo shoot in a Wonder Woman costume. 

For decades comics have featured very muscular superheroes, male and female, epitomizing the human form at its strongest. So when bodybuilders and fitness pros decide to suit up as these costumed heroes, they are the embodiment of those fictional characters in the flesh. Macool looks like she stepped out of the pages of a Wonder Woman comic with a suit …

PREVIEW: 'Project Superpowers' #1 by Rob Williams and Sergio Davila

The Project Superpowers heroes came from the past, now they have to prove their relevance in the modern world. A 21st Century threat is coming for us all. What dread secrets does The Death Defying Devil hold? The Lighthouse will rise and the Spirit of The American Flag will take on a new host. But will it be enough? Can superheroes still save the day?


Project Superpowers #1
writer: Rob Williams artist: Sergio Davila covers: Francesco Mattina (A), Ed Benes (B), John Royle (C)               Philip Tan (D), JG Jones (E) Stephen Segovia (F)               Sergio Davila (G), Philip Tan (RI-B/W)               J.G. Jones (RI-Sepia), Ed Benes (RI-Virgin)               Francesco Mattina (RI-Virgin)
FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+  












PREVIEW: 'Nancy Drew' #3 by Kelly Thompson and Jenn St-Onge

No more secrets…a dead body’s discovered, and Nancy can’t keep the mystery from her friends any longer. Will telling the truth and getting her crime-solving crew involved help crack the Bayport case, before someone else winds up dead? The modern take on the classic mystery icon continues from KELLY THOMPSON (Hawkeye, Star Wars, Rogue & Gambit) and JENN ST-ONGE (Giant Days, The Misfits)!


Nancy Drew #3
writer: Kelly Thompson  |  artist: Jenn St-Onge covers: Tula Lotay (A), Paulina Ganucheau (B), Jenn St-Onge (C),               Tula Lotay (RI-Virgin)
FC  |  32 pages  |  $3.99  |   Teen+