By Crom, it’s affordable!
If you dig Marvel’s original 1970s Conan comics — and why wouldn’t you — then you’re in luck: The House of Ideas in June will be publishing the first in a series of Epic Collection trade paperbacks starring the rambunctuous Cimmerian: Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Epic Collection — The Coming of Conan.
Since Marvel regained the rights to everyone’s favorite barbarian, the publisher has produced a series of hefty (and hefty-priced) omnibi. If you’re into those heavyweights, then you’re in good shape. But if you’re looking for a less unwieldy, more affordable route, the Epic Collection books are the way to go.
Dig the official solicitation info, released this week by Marvel:
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS EPIC COLLECTION – THE COMING OF CONAN TPB
Volume #1 in the Conan The Barbarian Original Marvel Years Collections
Written by ROY THOMAS with JOHN JAKES
Penciled by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH with GIL KANE
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH
ON SALE JUNE 2020
The greatest saga in sword-and-sorcery history begins! Born on a battlefield in the frozen lands of Cimmeria, Conan has spent his life fighting his way across the untamed Hyborian kingdoms — sparing no man, woman or wizard his wrath. His adventures will become legend. He will become king. He is…Conan the Barbarian! Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith brought Robert E. Howard’s iconic creation to four-color life with work that set new standards for comic book storytelling. Now, Marvel is honored to present their epic sagas — painstakingly restored to match the majesty of the original editions. In these early exploits, Conan ventures from his homeland for the first time, honing his skills as a thief and mercenary — and above all, a warrior! Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1970) #1-13 and material from CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4.
352 PGS./Rated T+ …$34.99
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— EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK — ROY THOMAS’ Return to CONAN THE BARBARIAN. Click here.