Robert E. Howard’s Conan continues his uncensored journey through the Hyborean realm in Ablaze’s adaptation of Man-Eaters of Zamboula.
A thousand and one nights
Conan has an interesting presence in the world of comics right now. One of the biggest publishing houses in comics is currently holds the license and has run wild with it. If you don’t know who that is, search for “Conan” here on BG and you’ll find it pretty quick.
They’ve got a lot happening with the big guy, most of it not being too close to the source material. And while it’s not what I’d call terrible, it certainly isn’t as rough and tumble as creator Robert E. Howard’s novels.
So it’s a particularly cool thing then, that indie publisher Ablaze is also making Conan books. You’ll find them printed under the title “The Cimmerian”, and they’re the opposite of the ones mentioned above. Ablaze’s Hyborean stories aren’t concerned with superheroes. Actually, they’re loaded-up with content aimed at a more adult audience.
Now the next tale in this series has been revealed. It’s one that the publisher describes as being a “story imbued with orientalism and macabre witchcraft”. Yes, it’s The Man-Eaters of Zamboula. And it kinda/sorta looks like it might have a little nudity in it.
The Cimmerian in the land of a thousand and one nights!Ablaze
A crossroads of beliefs, languages and cultures, the mythical trading city of Zamboula is also the scene of many dark legends. Upon paying the city a visit, Conan is warned of the dangers of Aram Baksh’s home. It is said that most of the foreigners who stay there disappear under obscure circumstances…and it is precisely there that the Cimmerian is spending the night. But by lifting the veil on these mysterious cases of kidnappings, the Cimmerian will discover another secret, even more terrible, linked to the whole city of Zamboula…
Ready to head back to the time of high adventure? Featuring the artistic talents of Gess, Yanick Paquette, Moritat, Robin Recht, and Fritz Casas, The Cimmerian: Man-Eaters of Zamboula #1 is scheduled to hit stores on July 14th.