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The age of King Conan dawns in Marvel Comics this December

Hail to the king. King Conan is coming to Marvel Comics’ vision of the Hyborian Age, with a limited series that kicks off this December.

A new adventure awaits

Fresh from the Conan The Barbarian book, comes the creative team of Jason Aaron, Mahmud Asrar, and Matt Wilson. The team has reunited to continue where they left off, with King Conan.

Cover art from Mahmud Asrar

“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.”

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As Conan seems to always do, this new tale finds the now-king of Aquilonia restless and tired of the soft life. Sitting on a throne isn’t fit for someone like the barbarian from Cimmeria, and King Conan will find him setting sail west.

It’s there that Conan will explore new and unknown lands, and of course find some trouble. According to Marvel, “an old and terrible danger threatens to end the saga of the Cimmerian once and for all!”

King Conan #1 (of 6) will hit stands on December 15th.

About Jason

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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