Dynamite Plots ‘Fairy Tales’ Specials With Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, and Vampirella This August

by Erik Amaya

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.

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