In some rather big news if you’re a fantasy fan, Marvel Comics announced today they will gain back the rights to Conan the Barbarian in 2019. If you’ve enjoyed the Conan comics from Dark Horse Comics you’ll know the series has flourished there thanks to great writers like Kurt Busiek and Barry Windsor-Smith.
With Marvel’s healthy stock of writers and artists, who might we see writing and drawing the shirtless barbarian in 2019? Either way, Dark Horse has published many great collections of Conan (just a few below we recommend) that may be republished by Marvel come 2019.
Who would you like to see write and draw the series? Tell us in the comments!
New York, NY – January 12, 2018 – Marvel Entertainment and Conan Properties International are excited to announce the iconic CONAN franchise will return to Marvel next year.
With over 650 issues from 1970 to 2000, Marvel brought fans the adventures of Conan The Barbarian, Conan the Adventurer, Conan the Savage and Savage Sword of Conan among other popular titles.
“From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary line-up of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics,” said C.B. Cebulski, editor-in-chief of Marvel. “It’s a legacy we’re now going to live up to with the talent we have lined up for the Cimmerian barbarian’s homecoming in early 2019. We’re excited!”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Marvel and look forward to the new adventures in store for Conan,” said Fredrik Malmberg, President of Conan Properties International. “As the most well-known and creative publisher in the industry, we think Marvel is a great fit for our stories.”
With this deal, Marvel will again bring new and thrilling stories for Conan fans around the world. Details on upcoming comic book titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date.