To protect the villagers from the wrath of the goddess Discord, Xena agrees to lead an army against an approaching Roman legion. Discord’s temples have been raided by the legion and choose Xena to stop them. If Xena completes her task, then Discord will stop tormenting the village of Sideros. However, Discord gives Xena one condition. The Elders of Sideros must be part of Xena’s army or the children will continue to suffer. Now the warrior princess would have to command a voluntary force, will she lead them to victory or doom?
Writer Vita Ayala perfect captures the fierce and honorable spirit of Xena in this story. Xena comes across as a strong and compassionate leader, putting on a tough face to inspire courage with her companions. Ayala adds a few tender moments between Xena and Gabrielle, showing a passionate side of their relationship that goes further than warrior to warrior. It gives Xena some amazing depth that shows what she fights for. Artists Olympia Sweetman, Vasil Georgiev, and colorist Rebecca Nalty present great artwork. The action is clean and crisp, with some fun motion effects that make the combat eye-catching. For example, Xena’s legendary pinch attack, a pressure point technique, looks like a supernatural attack in this comic.
Xena: Warrior Princess is a fun, action pack adventure that pays homage to the original series while showcasing its own style with this creative team. The characters are well written and the artwork is captivating. The series is only two issues in and there are more thrilling adventures continue for the warrior pair. When a god decides to mess with Xena, its almost guaranteed to attract more danger ahead.