RED SONJA’s Marvel Debut Gets EPIC COLLECTION Treatment

Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Bronze Age Conan gets another affordable paperback…

Dig Red Sonja? Dig Marvel’s original 1970s Conan the Barbarian series?

Well, then you not only have good taste, you’re in luck: The House of Ideas is set to publish the Conan the Barbarian Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years — Hawks From the Sea by the end of 2020, according to an Amazon listing.

Check out the official description, along with placeholder art:

Conan the Barbarian Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years – Hawks From the Sea

Marvel’s first and best sword-and-sorcery epic continues – with iconic tales by writer Roy Thomas and artists Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane and John Buscema! First, Conan the Barbarian’s path crosses with the albino antihero Eric and his soul-stealing sword Stormbringer! Then, on the shores of Bal-Sagoth, Conan meets a new comrade in arms, the mighty Fafnir. Together Conan and Fafnir sail the Vilayet Sea and join the mercenary forces of the War of the Tarim, a holy conflict between Makkalet and Turan! It’s a saga of adventure, intrigue and loss that shows the true face of war! And don’t miss the full-color adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s Conan classic, “The Frost Giant’s Daughter” – and the first appearance of Thomas and Windsor-Smith’s Red Sonja!

COLLECTING: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 14-26

A few thoughts:

— Marvel has been producing high-end omnibi collecting this classic run but in June, the publisher is scheduled to start making the stories available in the more affordable Epic Collection paperback format. (Click here.)

— Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s Red Sonja debut might be the main selling point — but check out the other artists represented in this volume: Gil Kane and John Buscema. Beauteous.

Standard caveat: The book has not been solicited by Marvel yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. At the same time, the comics industry is in crisis right now because of the coronavirus pandemic, so this is subject to substantial change. Just keep coming back to 13th Dimension for updates.


— 13 COVERS: A Spotlight on RED SONJA. Click here.

— Original MARVEL CONAN Comics to Finally Get Paperback Release. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

Share This Post On


  1. Glad Conan is back at Marvel

    Post a Reply

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: