Swords of Sorrow continues! The latest installment of this massive crossover event features classic pulp characters Dejah Thoris and Irene Adler. In London in 1894, a lion-like monster has eaten members of Parliament, and notoriously competent and discrete Irene Adler is put on the case by the elder Mr. Holmes (not to be confused with his famous younger brother). In the kingdom of Barsoom, Dejah Thoris muses on the trouble that follows behind her mysteriously gifted sword of sorrow and vows to protect her friends and her citizens.

Just what will happen when these women and worlds collide? We’ll find out together! Wendy Browne and Amanda Vail each chose a character to focus on. Read on to learn a bit about Dejah Thoris and Irene Adler as they’re portrayed both before and within Swords of Sorrow.

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