Conan will return to his stomping ground after 15 years. The beginning of 2019 is set to mark a starting point for an agreement with Conan Properties International and Marvel Entertainment to bring Robert E. Howard’s creation into Marvel Comics.
This character started his quest in 1932 as part of a sword-and-sorcery series in Weird Tales. After Marvel acquired its license, Barry Windsor-Smith and Roy Thomas had helped in creating introductory effort with Conan The Barbarian.
The comic book had become popular and spawned a few other titles like Savage Sword of Conan B&W Magazine and a comic strip in the newspapers. King Conan/Conan the King, Conan the Savage and Conan the Adventurer were also made after some time.
Since 2003, the Dark Horse Comics kept the Conan stories alive since the acquirement of license. Its run started with Conan #0: The Legend and then 50 issues during 2004-2008 with Conan.
Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski had issued a statement about Conan and his contributors such as John Buscema.
“From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary lineup of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics,” Cebulski had said.
“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!” he added.
The publishing plans have not been released as of now by Marvel and the cover art by Mike Deodato and Esad Ribic have provided the fans with a taste of what is to come.