Marvel Comics announced a new adaption of novelist Robert E. Howard’s fantasy character Conan the Barbarian, which will explore the hero’s “last stand at the edge of the world.” Marvel revealed the series will be written by Jason Aaron with art from Mahmud Asrar and coloring from Matt Wilson.
“Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar return to the saga of CONAN in an all-new adventure that takes the story of the Cimmerian further than has ever been revealed in ANY media to date! As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown,” Marvel said in a blog post. “Now see the first step of King Conan’s fateful journey from Aquilonia, as an old and terrible danger threatens to end the saga of the Cimmerian once and for all in KING CONAN #1!”
They add that the comic book series ” arrives with the might of the Cimmerian’s hallowed history behind it.”
Marvel also released some “first look” images from the first few pages:
King Conan first look images from Marvel! pic.twitter.com/aQ1oGfgFIp
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As D-Rezzed previously reported, Jason Aaron spoke with Newsarama about the comic book series.
“I knew as soon as Mahmud, Matt and I finished ‘The Life and Death of Conan’ in Conan the Barbarian, one of the absolute personal highlights from my career as a comic book writer, that I wasn’t done hanging out with everyone’s favorite Cimmerian.” He said, “As King Conan rode into the sunset at the end of that story, with his son, Prince Conn, by his side, I always knew where I wanted that story to take us next.”
Aaron added, “Now, at last, comes that next chapter, as Mahmud, Matt and I reunite to reveal a pivotal moment in Conan’s life as a king, as a father, as a mortal enemy of snake-worshipping Stygian wizards and as a barbarian who was born to chase the wind, even to the ends of the earth.”
You can check out the first cover as well:
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