Conan the Barbarian to return to Marvel in 2019
The sword-slinging Conan the Barbarian, created in the novels by Robert E. Howard and played in films by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will return in comic-book form to Marvel Comics next year.
The character has been licensed by Dark Horse Comics since 2003. Marvel Comics published the character's adventures from 1970 to 1996.
The first Marvel Comics "Conan" issue is considered one of the key comics of comics' "Bronze Age," and the title helped launch artist Barry Windsor- Smith into prominence.
More information from Marvel Entertainment follows:
Marvel Entertainment and Conan Properties International are excited to announce the iconic CONAN franchise will return to Marvel next year.
With over 650 issues from 1970 to 2000, Marvel brought fans the adventures of Conan The Barbarian, Conan the Adventurer, Conan the Savage and Savage Sword of Conan among other popular titles.
“From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary line-up of amazing artists brought Conan to life in the pages of Marvel comics,” said C.B. Cebulski, editor-in-chief of Marvel. “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!”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Marvel and look forward to the new adventures in store for Conan,” said Fredrik Malmberg, President of Conan Properties International. “As the most well-known and creative publisher in the industry, we think Marvel is a great fit for our stories.”
With this deal, Marvel will again bring new and thrilling stories for Conan fans around the world. Details on upcoming comic book titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date.