Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Marvel Comics February Conan Solicitations

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5
by Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Gabriel Hernandez Walta

SET SAIL ON A SHIP OF THE DEAD!

CONAN leaves the land for the life of a pirate!
How did he survive disaster during the most ominous voyage of his life on a ship surrounded by dead men? And the CRIMSON WITCH's dark plans for KING CONAN become grimly clear!

PLUS: The fifth chapter in the ALL-NEW Conan novella "BLACK STARLIGHT," begun in issue #1 of CONAN THE BARBARIAN!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April TBA.





THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #4
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Ron Garney (Art)
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant Cover by Adi Granov

THE BATTLE FOR STYGIA!

CONAN descends into a hidden labyrinth protected by an undead army and does battle with the forces of KOGA THUN! At stake -- the fate of Stygia!

Conan's friend SUTY begins a shocking transformation as he discovers what MENES has been hiding about the mysterious treasure they've been hunting...

PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella "THE SHADOW OF VENGEANCE", begun in issue #1 of SAVAGE SWORD!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April TBA.



AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #2 
Tini Howard (Writer)
Kate Niemczyk (Art)
Cover by Sana Takeda
Variant Cover by Rebekah Isaacs

FIRST BLOOD ON THE HIGH SEAS!

BELIT finds her first battle at sea!
But will her impetuous nature lead the crew to victory, or sink her ambitions before they've begun?
Either way, CAPTAIN SATURNINUS will need a new ship!

PLUS: The next chapter in the all-new BELIT prose novella!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale April TBA.



THE MARVEL ART OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN

Written by John Rhett Thomas
Penciled by Various
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith

The Hyborian Age meets the Marvel Age in this stunning gallery of classic Conan comic art! The Cimmerian warrior made his comics mark at Marvel, and would hack and slash his way through three decades of phenomenal full-color storytelling in Conan the Barbarian and its many sister comics. This hardcover highlights the very best covers, pages and pinups from legendary titles such as Conan the Barbarian, Giant-Size Conan, King Conan and more -- from the seminal masterworks of Barry Windsor-Smith, to stunning interpretations by Gil Kane and Neal Adams, to a character-defining legacy by John Buscema, to gorgeous latter-day illustrations by Silvestri, Kaluta, Mignola and more! As Conan makes his highly anticipated return to the House of Ideas in 2019, immerse yourself in the vibrant and vivid world of Conan the Barbarian, and experience sensational sword-and-sorcery sagas in the Mighty Marvel Manner!

Hardcover, 8.5 x 10 7/8 inches, 224 pages, $50, On sale TBA.


The Virginia Howards
By Rob Roehm

New post at the Howard History blog.
https://howardhistory.com/2019/01/22/the-virginia-howards/




Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Happy 113th, Robert E. Howard

New post at the On An Underwood No. 5 blog.
https://onanunderwood5.blogspot.com/2019/01/happy-113th-robert-e-howard.html


Happy Birthday Robert E. Howard!

Today is the 113th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Howard.

Thanks Bob, for all the wonderful characters, stories, and verse.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

New at Howard Works

Editrice Nord (Italian)
Skull-Face
Featuring:
"Which Will Scarcely Be Understood" (poem)
"Skull-Face"
"Wolfshead"
"The Black Stone"
"The Horror from the Mound"
"The Cairn on the Headland"
"Black Canaan"
"The Fire of Asshurbanipal" (1)
"A Man-Eating Jeopard"
"Worms of the Earth"
"Kings of the Night"
"The Valley of the Worm"
"Pigeons from Hell"
"The Dark Man"
"The Garden of Fear"
http://howardworks.com/Skull-Face-Fantacollana-Editrice_Nord.html


Editrice Nord (Italian)
L'Era Hyboriana di Conan il Cimmero 
Featuring:
Letter to P. Schuyler Miller, March 10, 1936
"The Hyborian Age"
http://howardworks.com/LEra_Hyboriana_di_Conan_il_Cimmero-Editrice_Nord.html


Glénat (French)
Conan le Cimmérien: Au-delà de la rivière noire
Featuring:  "Beyond the Black River"
http://howardworks.com/Conan_le_Cimmerien-Au-dela_de_la_riviere_noire-Glenat.html



Marvel Comics
Conan Saga Volume 1 Number 7
Featuring:
"The Black Stone" (comic featuring Conan inspired by the REH story)
"The Shadow of the Vulture" (graphic adaptation featuring Conan)
http://howardworks.com/ConanSaga7-Marvel.html









Friday, January 18, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: 
THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS Volume 1 
Now available!

Written by ROY THOMAS with BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH, JOHN JAKES, MICHAEL MOORCOCK and JAMES CAWTHORN

Art by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH with GIL KANE and JOHN BUSCEMA
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Cover by BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH (Direct Market edition)

Know, oh prince, that in the year 1970, CONAN THE BARBARIAN, sword in hand, slashed his way into four-color life. This January, ahead of Conan’s triumphant return to Marvel Comics, Marvel is proud to announce the release of CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS. Fully remastered, this tome features Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith’s ground-breaking adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s iconic character.

Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1-26 from 1970-1973–as well as material from 1971’s SAVAGE TALES #1 and #4, CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4, and CONAN CLASSIC #1-11–the CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS omnibus presents each story in all its glory, from covers to letter pages, all painstakingly restored to match the beauty of the original editions.

Relive the early exploits of Conan across shining kingdoms of an age undreamed of, as he becomes thief, slayer and a legend.

Hardcover, 8x12, 720 pages, Full Color, $125.00

Marvel Comics


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 
Now available!

by Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Chris Bachalo
Variant Cover by Ema Luppachino
Variant Cover by Mark Brooks
Action Figure Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher

BEYOND THE SAVAGE BORDER!
CONAN finds himself beyond the Black River, surrounded by the warlike PICTS!
But the tribesmen may be the least of his worries if he cannot fight his way through the demonic beasts slithering around the forest!

The epic return of the mighty Conan continues…

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Marvel Comics


Conan the Barbarian bookmarks!
Now available!

Free at participating comic shops!





Sunday, January 13, 2019

Conan and the Little People: 
Robert E. Howard and Lovecraft’s Theory 
by Bobby Derie

New post at the On An Underwood No. 5 blog.
https://onanunderwood5.blogspot.com/2019/01/conan-and-little-people-robert-e-howard.html



New at Howard Works

Editrice Nord (Italian)
Kull di Valusia 
Featuring:
"Exile of Atlantis"
"The Shadow Kingdom"
"The Altar and the Scorpion"
"Black Abyss"
"Delcardes' Cat"
"The Skull of Silence"
"Riders Beyond the Sunrise"
"By this Axe I Rule!"
"The Striking of the Gong"
"Swords of the Purple Kingdom"
"Wizard and Warrior"
"The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune"
"The King and the Oak" (poem)
http://howardworks.com/Kull_di_Valusia-Fantacollana-Editrice_Nord.html



Editrice Nord (Italian)
Conan lo zingaro
Featuring:
"Shadows in Zamboula"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The Flame Knife"
http://howardworks.com/Conan_lo_zingaro-Editrice_Nord.html


Pemberton's of Manchester Ltd.
Max Brand's Western Magazine V1N2 (U. K.)
Featuring: "Shave That Hawg!"
http://howardworks.com/MaxBrandsWesternMagazineV1N2-1950-pembertons.html


Pulp Hero Press
Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography
http://howardworks.com/REH-A_Literary_Biography-PulpHeroPress.html


Marvel Comics
Conan Saga Volume 1 Number 6
Featuring: "The Frost-Giant's Daughter"
http://howardworks.com/ConanSaga6-Marvel.html





Wednesday, January 9, 2019

LE CIMMÉRIEN (CONAN, TOME 1)
L'HEURE DU DRAGON (CONAN, TOME 2)
Robert E. Howard
Patrice Louinet & François Truchaud (translations)
Now available

The first two books in a three book series.
Book 1 is illustrated by Mark Schultz
Book 2 is illustrated by Gary Gianni

Tome 1     Tome 2




Monday, January 7, 2019

Conan le Cimmérien
Chimères de fer dans la clarté lunaire

Virginie Augustin cover art for her upcoming adaption of REH's tale IRON SHADOWS IN THE MOON for France publisher Glénat.

Thanks to Scott Tee!





HIther Came Conan: 
The Best Conan Story Written by REH Was….?
By Bob Byrne

New post at the Black Gate blog.
https://www.blackgate.com/2019/01/07/hither-came-conan-the-best-conan-story-written-by-reh-was


Sunday, January 6, 2019


New at Howard Works

Editrice Nord (Italian)
Conan l'avventuriero 
Featuring:
"The People of the Black Circle"
"The Slithering Shadow"
"Drums of Tombalku"
"The Pool of the Black One"
http://howardworks.com/Conan_lavventuriero-1974-Editrice_Nord.html


Editrice Nord (Italian)
Conan l'usurpatore 
Featuring:
"The Treasure of Tranicos"
"Wolves Beyond the Border"
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
http://howardworks.com/Conan_lusurpatore-Editrice_Nord.html


Fedogan & Bremer
The Gods of Easter Island and Other Poems
http://howardworks.com/GodsofEasterIslandandOtherPoems-FedoganandBremer-audio.html
Featuring:
"Which Will Scarcely Be Understood" (poem)
"The Symbol" (poem)
"The Gods of Easter Island" (poem)
"The King and the Oak" (poem)
"The Heart of the Sea's Desire" (poem)
"A Lady's Chamber" (poem)
"Slumber" (poem)
"The Song of Horsa's Galley" (poem)
"The Legacy of Tubal-Cain" (poem)
"When the Gods Were Kings" (poem)
"Whispers on the Nightwinds" (poem)
"The Gladiator and the Lady" (poem)
"I Praise My Nativity" (poem)
"The Last Words He Heard" (poem)
"A Challenge to Bast" (poem)
"The Call of Pan" (poem)
"The Dreams of Men" (poem)
"To a Nameless Woman" (poem)
"A Song from an Ebony Heart" (poem)
"The Song of the Last Briton" (poem)
"An Echo from the Iron Harp" (poem)
"Cimmeria" (poem)
"The Road to Babel" (poem)
"Solomon Kane's Homecoming" (1, poem)
"Lines Written In the Realization That I Must Die" (poem)




Marvel Comics
Conan Saga Volume 1 Number 4
Featuring: "Rogues in the House" & "Cimmeria"
http://howardworks.com/ConanSaga4-Marvel.html






Saturday, January 5, 2019

Upcoming REH related publications.
Target ship dates as of 01/05/2019
All dates are subject to change.

Available since last update
CONAN OMNIBUS VOLUME 7 TPB (Dark Horse)
THE COLOSSAL KING CONAN HC (Dark Horse)
THE CONAN READER (Dark Horse)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 (Marvel)

In your future

01/16/2019
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 (Marvel)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS Volume 1 (Marvel)

01/30/2019
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #19 (TwoMorrows)
Featuring an examinations of Frank Frazetta’s Conan work.

02/06/2019
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3 (Marvel)
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: OUT OF THE DARKSOME HILLS (Marvel)

02/13/2019
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1 (Marvel)

02/27/2019
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #2 (Marvel)

03/6/2019
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #4 (Marvel)

03/13/2019
THE AGE OF CONAN #1 (Marvel)

03/20/2019
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #3 (Marvel)
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS VOLUME 1 (Marvel)

03/27/2019
CONAN LE CIMMERIEN: LA CITADELLE ECARLATE (Glénat)

04/2019
KULL ANNUAL (IDW)
This replaces KULL ETERNAL #4 and #5 which have been cancelled.

04/03/2019
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: THE HEART OF YAG-KOSHA (Marvel)

07/24/2019
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS Volume 2 (Marvel)

08/20/2019
CONAN: THE MARVEL ART OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN



Thursday, January 3, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1
Now available!

by Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar
Cover by Esad Ribic

BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…

Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you! Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!

The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed!

Full Color, 48 pages, $4.99

Marvel Comics


THE CONAN READER 
Now available!

(Writer) Kurt Busiek & Various (Art) Ariel Olivetti & Various

A vast hoard for the taking, collecting Conan one-shots, short stories, and miniseries from the finest creators in all of graphic fiction, including Kurt Busiek, P. Craig Russell, Fred Van Lente, Kelley Jones, Ariel Olivetti, Dave Stewart and many, many more. Nearly 700 pages of clashing swords, malefic wizardy, and forgotten kingdoms! Collects Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur, Conan: Book of Thoth, Conan and the People of the Black Circle, Conan and the Songs of the Dead, Conan: The Blood-Stained Crown and Other Stories, and Conan: The Daughters of Midora and Other Stories.

Trade paperback, 7x10, 688 pages, $29.99

Dark Horse Comics