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A seven-issue Crisis Crossover from Dynamite Comics, with the main story dealing with Red Sonja teaming-up with Vampirella, Ash of Army of Darkness, Pantha, Athena, Dracula (and his daughter Eva), and Herbert West–Reanimator to stop her Arch-Enemy Kulan Gath from ending the world in 2012, and a secondary story featuring Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Watson, and Allan Quatermain chasing Dorian Gray across London.

  • All There in the Manual: As a bonus, each issue contains one or two character biography pages, written in a style reminiscent of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. When the series was collected as a trade paperback, the biographies were included, however, many spelling and continuity errors were corrected, and several character images were replaced. It was Dynamite's first and only attempt at creating any sort of "Official Handbook" for their characters.
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  • And Then John Was a Zombie: After openly stating her hatred for her Vampire teammates, Red Sonja is turned into a Vampire by Dracula near the end of the series.
  • Continuity Nod: Ash and Herbert West recognize each other from their first meeting in the pages of 2005's Army of Darkness Vs. Re-Animator crossover.
  • Cool Old Guy: Allan Quatermain proves this when he shoots the Mayan Dagger out of Dorian Gray's hand.
  • Everyone Meets Everyone: Whenever a new character is introduced.
  • Emergency Transformation: Red Sonja is turned into a vampire by Dracula after being mortally wounded by Gath's minions. She gets better in her series which picks up right after this event ends.
  • Evil Brit: Dorian Gray.
  • Fight Dracula: Subverted. Red Sonja has a brief battle with Dracula when she arrives in 2012, but it's quickly settled and they become uneasy allies.
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  • Human Sacrifice: The whole story really kicks off when Kulan Gath sacrifices an innocent with a mystical dagger.
  • Immediate Sequel: Since this crossover involved several characters with ongoing books of their own, the fallout from this series was explored in those respective character's titles:
    • Red Sonja dealt with her new life as a Vampire (and met a time-displaced Dracula) in The Crimson Well storyline (Red Sonja Volume 1 #76-80).
    • Vampirella, Dracula, & Eva teamed-up again in the 2013 Vampirella Halloween Special.
    • The next chronological appearance of Ash Williams and Herbert West is in 2013's Army of Darkness/Reanimator one-shot, where Ash directly mentions the events of Prophecy.
  • Leg Cling: Red Sonja does this to Dracula in the second issue's cover which is an example of Covers Always Lie.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Features cameos from almost every major character Dynamite had the rights to in 2012:
  • Night of the Living Mooks: Kulan Gath's army in 2012 consists of skeletons.
  • Time Travel: How Red Sonja and Kulan Gath get to 2012.

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