CROM! It’s a book to match the might of one of the greatest fantasy heroes of all time. King-Size Conan #1 hits stores on December 23rd.
When you’re talking about Conan the Barbarian, you’re talking about one of the greatest literary heroes of all time. He’s also pretty easily one of the greatest comic book heroes of all time too. That’s thanks to a lengthy history in the medium, stretching decades back.
With his jump to Marvel a short time ago though, that legacy has only gotten bigger. Some might say it’s… King-Size. And that’s just what the publisher is set to launch next month, one King-Size Conan comic book.
The “over-size one-shot” will celebrate 50 years of Conan in comics, and it’ll do it in style. Marvel has a wide array of talent on hand for the issue. They will be telling a set of all-new tales set throughout the hero’s history.
From the press release:
Legendary Conan writer Roy Thomas, known for his groundbreaking run on the title that began in 1970’s Conan the Barbarian #1, returns to take the character back to the very beginning.
“What I wanted to do is get from the first battle Conan had to a time just a few months later when he met the Aesir, which is really about where Conan #1 starts,” Thomas told Newsarama. “I thought it would be nice to show what happened just before Conan #1, at least in my mind, with some nice action along the way.”
In addition to Thomas, KING-SIZE CONAN #1 will feature stories written by Chris Claremont and Kurt Busiek as well as the Marvel Comics debut of Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Steven S. DeKnight, director and showrunner of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. These thrilling tales will be brought to life by an all-star cast of artists including Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Eastman, and Jesus Saiz.Marvel Comics press release
King-Size Conan #1 hits stores on December 23rd.