A King-Size 50th anniversary special is coming in December — with a John Buscema variant…
Marvel’s December solicitations are out and one of the coolest comics on the horizon is King-Size Conan #1 — featuring a new prelude to 1970’s Conan the Barbarian #1, written by Roy Thomas.
Not just that, the 64-page one-shot will also feature Chris Claremont, Kevin Eastman (writing and drawing his first Marvel story), Kurt Busiek and other top talents, as well as a raft of variant covers.
Dig the solicitation info:
ROY THOMAS, KURT BUSIEK, CHRIS CLAREMONT, KEVIN EASTMAN, STEVEN S. DEKNIGHT (W)
STEVE MCNIVEN, PETE WOODS, ROBERTO DE LA TORRE, KEVIN EASTMAN, JESÚS SAIZ (A)
Cover by Andrew C. Robinson
Variant Cover by JESÚS SAIZ
Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL
Variant Cover by JOE JUSKO
Variant Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
HEADSHOT VARIANT COVER BY TODD NAUCK
HIDDEN GEM VARIANT COVER BY JOHN BUSCEMA
DESIGN VARIANT BY KEVIN EASTMAN
BY CROM, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS – MARKING 50 YEARS OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN IN COMICS!
Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new KING-SIZE CONAN! In 1970, Roy Thomas brought CONAN THE BARBARIAN, a creation of author Robert E. Howard, to Marvel Comics. With art by the incomparable Barry Windsor-Smith, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 introduced the Hyborian Age to a whole new audience, paving the way for decades of comics and Conan’s conquest of pop culture.
Now get ready to celebrate 50 years of CONAN with an oversize special spanning the breadth of Conan’s life and times by the most dazzling array of creative talent ever assembled in one book to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth!
— Experience Roy Thomas and Steve McNiven’s all-new prelude to that original story from 1970!
— Thrill to a tale of revenge by Kevin Eastman (co-creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), writing and drawing his FIRST Marvel story!
— Chris Claremont and Roberto de la Torre team up to unveil a turning point in Conan’s career as a mercenary!
— Kurt Busiek and Pete Woods recount an early brush with sorcerous forces that will shape Conan’s destiny!
— Conan and Bêlit sail together again for the first time since the 2019 relaunch, with Jesús Saiz illustrating the Marvel Comics maiden voyage of Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s DAREDEVIL writer/director/showrunner)!
The perfect introduction for new fans, and an essential adventure for die-hards, this is the can’t-miss CONAN comic of the decade!
64 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Parental Advisory …$6.99
Marvel also released a number of the variant covers:
A few thoughts:
— New/old Conan story by Roy Thomas? That’s worth the price of admission right there.
— How can you not dig that Buscema cover?
— The issue is due Dec. 16
— Marvel to Reprint OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF THE CONAN UNIVERSE. Click here.
— RED SONJA’s Marvel Debut Gets EPIC COLLECTION Treatment. Click here.
September 17, 2020
This is very epic news for sure.