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    “Crone” Strides into Battle at Dark Horse Comics

    By | August 6th, 2019
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    Dark Horse Comics have announced “Crone,” a new five-issue miniseries from writer Dennis Culver (“Burnouts”) and artist Justin Greenwood (“Stumptown,” “The Last Siege”) starting in November. The fantasy series concerns the titular old Crone, who was once a warrior known as the Bloody Bliss, Sword Saviour, and Champion of Men. Now she finds herself called into action once more when an old enemy returns to threaten the Three Kingdoms.

    “This is a story I’ve long wanted to tell,” Culver said in the press release. “‘Crone’ is about facing death after a long life of regret and trying to rise to the challenge of making up for your mistakes when given one last chance.” The publisher describes the comic as “equal parts Unforgiven and Xena: Warrior Princess,” referring to the Academy Award-winning Western directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as a farmer seeking redemption for his life as an outlaw, and the iconic TV series starring Lucy Lawless as a warlord-turned-wandering hero.

    Greenwood added, “The idea of our old Crone having to battle her way back to a dangerous life she’d long put away was enough to make me want to jump in but Dennis has surprised me with every issue, creating a world that marries the darkness and wonder that I like best in a fantasy story.”

    “Crone” #1 will be released on November 6. For more, here’s the press release:


    Take One Last Adventure With Crone This November
    An Old Warrior Reluctantly Picks Up Her Sword Again in New Series From Dennis Culver (Burnouts, E is for Extinction) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Last Siege)

    Dark Horse Comics invites you on a quest for blood and vengeance that is equal parts Unforgiven and Xena: Warrior Princess.

    The Sword Saviour and Champion of Men once known as Bloody Bliss is now nothing more than a reclusive old Crone. When an old enemy returns, Bliss is once more needed to save the Three Kingdoms but does she have the strength to answer the call? Only Dennis Culver and Justin Greenwood know for sure!

    “This is a story I’ve long wanted to tell.” said Culver. “Crone is about facing death after a long life of regret and trying to rise to the challenge of making up for your mistakes when given one last chance.”

    Greenwood added, “The idea of our old Crone having to battle her way back to a dangerous life she’d long put away was enough to make me want to jump in but Dennis has surprised me with every issue, creating a world that marries the darkness and wonder that I like best in a fantasy story.”

    Joining Dennis and Justin on this epic adventure are colorist Brad Simpson (The Witcher: Curse of Crows, The Last Siege), and letterer Pat Brosseau (Hellboy: Conqueror Worm, Sweet Tooth). Together they craft a tale never seen before in the fantasy genre.

    Culver continued, “The art team behind Crone is nothing short of amazing. Justin and Brad are like chocolate and peanut butter when it comes to the visuals and Pat’s logo alone for the book makes the whole thing next level. You’ll want to get in early on this one!”

    Crone #1 (of five) reawakens the fierce warrior inside us all on November 6, 2019, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.


    Christopher Chiu-Tabet

    Chris is a writer from London on the autistic spectrum, who enjoys tweeting and blogging on Medium about his favourite films, TV shows, books, music, games as well as history and religion. He is Lebanese/Chinese, although he can't speak Cantonese or Arabic. He also writes for Nerdy POC.

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