Marvel to Reprint 1970s ‘Conan the Barbarian’ Comics
Marvel has officially gotten back the license to Conan the Barbarian, but fans will have to wait until 2019 to get their hands on new comics. As of right now, the company has announced their first plans for a Conan project: an archive collection of the first Conan comics from the 70s.
The first 26 issues of Marvel’s original Conan the Barbarian comic series will be featured in Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1, as well as other material including the fourth issue of horror anthology title Chamber of Darkness and Savage Tales Nos. 1 and 4. Content from the 1990s series Conan Classic will also be included.
Dark Horse Comics is the current license holder to Conan the Barbarian and all the issues mentioned are currently available through their Chronicles of Conan collected editions series from 2003. According to Marvel, the new reprinted issues will include “painstakingly restored” material. Former Marvel editor Ralph Macchio stated that he will be working as a consultant on future Conan projects, with three separate series of new material planned.
Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1 will be released in January 2019.
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