Saturday, September 20, 2014

Crossover Covers: Prophecy

This miniseries from Dynamite Entertainment involves Red Sonja being transported through time to the year 2012, where she fights her old foe Kulan Gath alongside Dracula, Vampirella, Pantha, Dr. Herbert West, Eva (daughter of Dracula), Athena (the Greek goddess), and Ash Williams. A series of flashbacks to 1890 features Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Allan Quatermain, and Dorian Gray, who possesses the same dagger wielded by Gath. As Sonja is thrown forward and backward through time, images of a number of other characters are seen, including Indiana Jones, the Three Musketeers, Quasimodo, and the Phantom. There are a number of other characters seen in these sequences that don't fit into CU continuity: Dynamite's version of the Green Hornet, which doesn't fit with the NOW Comics stories of the '80s and '90s; the company's take on Flash Gordon, which has a very different version of Flash's origin story; the Lone Ranger appearing alongside Zorro, a reference to the Dynamite miniseries The Lone Ranger: The Death of Zorro, which contradicts the circumstances of the latter hero's death in the movie The Mask of Zorro; the characters of Project Superpowers, a series featuring a number of Golden Age superheroes brought into the present day; and Evil Ernie, whose stories take place in a world devastated by nuclear war. I have chosen to interpret these as cross-promotional cameos and disregard them for the purposes of the CU.

1 comment:

  1. There seems to be a Red Sonja theme to you current posts. Not that I'm complaining.

    Most of Dynamites work seem in AUs. Masks was an AU, The Shadow/Cthulhu mythos crossover was AU. Though they may take place in the same AU as each other.

    The no CU characters in this work can be explain in that Red Sonja is not just travelling through time, but alternate timelines as well.