JASON AARON Puts KING CONAN on the Throne Later This Year

'King Conan' teaser image
Credit: Mahmud Asrar & Matt Wilson (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Mahmud Asrar & Matt Wilson (Marvel Comics)

Writer Jason Aaron will reunite with artists Mahmud Asrar and Matt Wilson to return to the Hyborean age for a new King Conan series coming later this year. Aaron announced the series of unspecified length through his personal blog, alongside a teaser image by Asrar and Wilson.

"As teased at the end of the year-long 'Life and Death of Conan' arc in the recently-released Conan the Barbarian #12, my sojourn with the Cimmerian isn't done just yet. Later in 2020, I'll be reuniting with the art team of Mahmud Asrar and Matt Wilson for King Conan," reads Aaron's announcement, "This teaser image by Mahmud and Matt gives you a few hints about what to expect. Other than that, I'll just say that with the 'Life and Death of Conan' I tried to craft an epic, years-spanning saga that paid tribute to everything I loved most about Robert E. Howard's original stories. And with this new series, I'll again be looking to cover a few different eras of Conan's long, sordid life, including one period that's never fully been explored." 

"Howard's Conan stories were one of the first great loves of my creative life. And I was thrilled at the chance to finally get to craft some Conan tales of my own," he continues. "I'm incredibly proud of how 'Life and Death' turned out. But twelve issues aren't enough to sate my hunger for Hyborian adventure. I'll see you later this year, oh great King of Aquilonia."

No specific release date for the series was included in the announcement.

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