Heavy is the head. And the book…
Is there such a thing as too much Conan? Nay, I declare! Nay!
Well, if you’re a fan of all things Barbarian, here’s some cool news: Marvel in 2022 will be releasing an omnibus collection of the 1980s series King Conan.
Dig the official solicitation info released Thursday by the House of Ideas:
CONAN THE KING: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC ANDREWS COVER
Written by ROY THOMAS, DOUG MOENCH & ALAN ZELENETZ
Penciled by JOHN BUSCEMA & MARC SILVESTRI with ERNIE CHAN, RON FRENZ, RUDY NEBRES & ALAN KUPPERBERG
Covers by KAARE ANDREWS & JOHN BUSCEMA
Conan the barbarian…the thief…the mercenary…Conan the king! A new era of begins in adventures set after Conan has deposed the tyrant Numedides to become ruler of Aquilonia. But Conan on the throne is still Conan. The savage action that made him a comic book legend fills page after page while palace intrigue adds a new level of drama with Queen Zenobia and heir to the throne Prince Conn taking prominent roles. Old nemeses like Thoth-Amon return, while mystical prophecy ties Conan to the first king of the realm. Each issue is a double-sized extravaganza with scripts by the godfather of Conan comics Roy Thomas, Doug Moench and Alan Zelenetz and artwork by John Buscema and then-up-and-comer Marc Silvestri. All hail King Conan! Collecting KING CONAN (1980) #1-19.
776 PGS./Rated Mature …$125.00
Trim size: 7-1/4 x 10-7/8
A few thoughts:
— The Buscema cover is for the direct market only. The Kaare Andrews cover just above is the main one.
— The series ran 19 issues, from 1980 to 1983. The edition is due June 29, 2022. (King Conan was replaced in 1984 by Conan the King.)
— Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 8 is also due June 29. The 624-pager lists for $125 and collects Conan the Barbarian #195-213 and Annual #12, plus The Official Handbook of the Conan Universe #1.
— Marvel’s Classic CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 to Get Facsimile Edition. Click here.
— John Buscema’s CONAN THE BARBARIAN Movie Adaptation to Be Reprinted for First Time. Click here.