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Marvel launching new 'King Conan' series December 15, 2021
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Marvel launching new ‘King Conan’ series December 15, 2021

When King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown

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Marvel Comics has revealed a new Conan the Barbarian series is on the way and it goes by the name King Conan. The series will be written by Jason Aaron with art by Mahmud Asrar and colors by Matt Wilson. This is a return to form for Aaron and Asrar as both creators kicked off Conan the Barbarian when the title returned to Marvel Comics.

Look for King Conan #1 on comic book shelves on December 15th.

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“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,” Aaron said in a statement. “

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. 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.”

So what’s King Conan going to be about?

As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown. 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!

Asrar added, “By Crom, we’re finally bringing the barbarian-turned-king to the readers. It’s criminal how much I’m enjoying drawing each panel in this book considering what we’re putting him through.”

Check out the cover by Asrar below.

Marvel launching 'King Conan' December 15th

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— September 8, 2021 — Writer Jason Aaron, artist Mahmud Asrar, and color artist Matt Wilson will return to the saga of Conan the Barbarian this December in KING CONAN! The superstar creative team relaunched the tales of the Robert E. Howard hero in 2019 to critical acclaim and are back in this long awaited limited series that will take the story of Conan 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. 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!

“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,” Aaron 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. 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.”

“By Crom, we’re finally bringing the barbarian-turned-king to the readers,” Asrar said. “It’s criminal how much I’m enjoying drawing each panel in this book considering what we’re putting him through.”

Don’t dare miss the first issue of the adventure of a lifetime when KING CONAN #1 arrives on December 15th! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

KING CONAN #1 (OF 6)

Written by JASON AARON 

Art and Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR

Colors by MATT WILSON

On Sale 12/15


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