Age of Conan: Valeria expands Marvel's Conan line this August with the return of a fan-favorite Robert E. Howard character, Valeria of the story "Red Nails".
Former Wonder Woman writer Meredith Finch and former Red Sonja artist Aneke will create the five-issue limited series, with a first issue cover from Jay Anacleto, seen here.
Age of Conan: Valeria will explore Valeria's origins, before her debut in "Red Nails".
"Robert E. Howard and the Conan universe have always been ahead of their time in terms of creating strong, empowered female characters, and Valeria is certainly no exception,” said writer Meredith Finch in a statement. “It was my privilege to craft the origin story of such a formidable woman, even by today's standards. When combined with the fantastical storytelling of Aneke, this is sure to be a book Conan fans new and old won't be able to put down."
“Meredith’s crafted a gripping tale, brought to life on the page under the wonderful pen of Aneke, that’s going to pull you deep into a Hyborian age mystery as Valeria confronts her past to forge her path to the future,” added editor Mark Basso. “It’s going to be like nothing you’ve seen yet from Marvel’s Conan comics.”
Age of Conan: Valeria #1 is due out in August.