Quentin Tarantino Comes to Dynamite for 'Django/Zorro' Crossover

 Unadorned cover for  Django/Zorro  #1, art by Massimo Carnival. DC Comics/Dynamite.

Unadorned cover for Django/Zorro #1, art by Massimo Carnival. DC Comics/Dynamite.

Knowing Quentin Tarantino's general fondness for comic books (he ghost-wrote the "Silver Surfer" scene in Crimson Tide and named critical dud Green Lantern as one of his favorite films of 2011), it's a wonder he hasn't been more involved in comics. Perhaps emboldened by the success of DC Comics' Django Unchained mini-series adaptation (from Reginald Hudlin, a filmmaker in his own right, and R.M. Guera), Tarantino is bringing the gunslinging ex-slave back to comics in Django/Zorro.

Hollywood Reporter says that Tarantino will be co-plotting with writer Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel), whose work on Dynamite's Zorro comic inspired Tarantino to approach the Wagner with the possibility of a cross-over. The comic will be co-published by DC Comics and Dynamite. No artist was announced in Hollywood Reporter's piece, but the book is slated for a late 2014 release.

I'm very interested -- not just because this is Tarantino's first stab at original comics -- but because I can't really picture the world of Zorro and the world of Django Unchained meshing very well at all. If they do, this could be something great. I'm not even sure if Tarantino can do any less.