WOW, Junkies! This is news that shakes even Crom's mighty heels! Marvel has released a statement that Conan will come back to the House of Ideas in 2019. We are beside ourselves with anticipation. It is fantastic that we will get new Conan stories, but what about the other tie-ins that Marvel has to pop culture? Will we see a Marvel Legends Conan? Will Conan fall under Marvel Studios? So many questions that hopefully will have a light shone upon them in the next year. Check out the press release below!
Press Release: 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.