In recent years, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella have found themselves in some wild places — but August will seem them enter the land of fairy tales.
Dynamite announced on Thursday their plans for three special one-shot comics which see each of the characters recast in classic fables. Red Sonja, for example, stumbles upon a mysterious giant bean stalk sprouted from the Earth via magical beans. At its zenith, she finds irresistible loot and, of course, a giant craving human flesh and bones. Writer Jordan Clark takes Sonja up the beanstalk as she takes up her sword against a foe with a particular taste for Englishmen.
Ron Marz, meanwhile, leads Dejah Thoris into a world where her fairness makes her a bitter enemy in the form of a jealous, wicked queen. Cast out in the Martian wilderness, she will need to make some strange new friends to reclaim her throne.
Vampirella Fair Tales sees Vampi adding a red riding hood to her costume and taking a perilous trip to deliver wine and cake to her grandmother. Of course, a fanged beast unaware of her nature has designs upon her. The possible cat-and-cat thriller comes courtesy of writer Soo Lee.
Lee, Lesley “Leirix” Li, and Sebastian Piriz provided covers for each of the Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella Fairy Tales one-shots. They are due out in stores this August.