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Swords of Sorrow is an entirely female-written crossover event edited by Hannah Elder and Molly Mahan and published by Dynamite Entertainment from May to October 2015. The event features all of Dynamite's licensed and public domain female pulp heroes, including Irene Adler, Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris, Vampirella, Lady Rawhide, Black Sparrow, Lady Zorro, Jungle Girl, Jane Porter, Masquerade, Kato, Pantha, Jennifer Blood, Tarpé Mills's Miss Fury, and Chaos! Comics's Bad Kitty, Chastity, and Purgatori. It consists of a six-issue core miniseries, and multiple "team-up" one-shots and mini series.


Swords of Sorrow Miniseries[]

The core miniseries is written by Gail Simone and lettered by Erica Schultz. Many female artists contributed variant covers, including one by Kate Leth exclusive to retailers who have employees who are members of The Valkyries, an organization founded by Leth for female comic shop employees.

Team-Up Tie-Ins[]

Listed in chronological order of first issue release:

  • Chaos! Prelude one-shot, written by Mairghread Scott, art by Mirka Andolfo
  • Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1-4, written by Nancy A. Collins
  • Masquerade & Kato one-shot, written by G. Willow Wilson and Erica Schultz
  • Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1-3, written by Leah Moore
  • Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro one-shot, written by Erica Schultz
  • Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1-3, written by Marguerite Bennett, art by Mirka Andolfo
  • Pantha & Jane Porter one-shot, written by Emma Beeby
  • Miss Fury & Lady Rawhide one-shot, written by Mikki Kendal


A trade paperback, titled Swords of Sorrow: The Complete Saga, collected the main miniseries and tie-ins in January 2016.

Reading Order[]

  1. Chaos! Prelude one-shot
  2. Swords of Sorrow #1
  3. Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #1
  4. Masquerade & Kato one-shot
  5. Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #1
  6. Swords of Sorrow #2
  7. Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #2
  8. Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro one-shot
  9. Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #2
  10. Swords of Sorrow #3
  11. Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #3
  12. Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #1
  13. Dejah Thoris & Irene Adler #3
  14. Swords of Sorrow #4
  15. Vampirella & Jennifer Blood #4
  16. Pantha & Jane Porter one-shot
  17. Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #2
  18. Miss Fury & Lady Rawhide one-shot
  19. Swords of Sorrow #5
  20. Red Sonja & Jungle Girl #3
  21. Swords of Sorrow #6