Sunday, February 24, 2019

New at Howard Works

Le Livre de Poche (French)
Le Cimmérien (Conan, Tome 1)
Featuring:
"Cimmeria" (poem)
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter"
"The God in the Bowl"
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"Black Colossus"
"Iron Shadows in the Moon"
"Xuthal of the Dusk"
"The Pool of the Black One"
"Rogues in the House"
"The Vale of Lost Women"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The Phoenix on the Sword" (first submitted draft)
Notes on Various Peoples of the Hyborian Age
"The Hyborian Age"
Untitled Synopsis  "A squad of Zamorian soldiers, led ..."
Untitled Synopsis ("The Scarlet Citadel")
Untitled Synopsis ("Black Colossus")
Untitled  Fragment "The battlefield stretched silent, ..."
Untitled Synopsis "The setting: The city of Shumballa, .."
Untitled Draft "Amboola awakened slowly, ..."
http://howardworks.com/Le_Cimmerian-Le_Livre_de_Poche.html


Le Livre de Poche (French)
L'Heure du Dragon (Conan, Tome 2)
Featuring:
"The People of the Black Circle"
"The Hour of the Dragon"
"A Witch Shall Be Born"
Untitled Synopsis ("The People of the Black Circle")
The Story Thus Far... ("The People of the Black Circle")
Untitled Synopsis "Amalric, a son of a nobleman ..."
Untitled Draft  "Three men squatted beside the ..."
Untitled Synopsis ("The Hour of the Dragon")
Notes on "The Hour of the Dragon"
Untitled Synopsis ("A Witch Shall Be Born")
http://howardworks.com/LHeure_du_dragon-Le_Livre_de_Poche.html


Thanks to Marko Fancovic for the tip on this one.

SFera (Croatian)
Parsek #136
Featuring: "The Return of Sir Richard Grenville" (poem)
http://howardworks.com/Parsek136-SFera.html


Marvel Comics
Marvel Treasury Edition #4
Featuring: "Rogues in the House" & "Red Nails"
http://howardworks.com/MarvelTreasuryEdition4-Marvel.html









Thursday, February 21, 2019

Savage Sword of Conan #6 Debuts New Creative Team

The creative team of Gerry Duggan and Ron Garney wrap up their run on Savage Sword of Conan in May. Writer Meredith Finch and artist Luke Ross will take over with the series' sixth issue which will be in comic shops this June.


Cover image by David Finch from Comic Book Resources


Upson County, GA
By Rob Roehm

New post at the Howard History blog.
https://howardhistory.com/2019/02/21/upson-county-ga/



Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Marvel Comics March Conan Solicitations
for comics shipping in May 2019

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #6 
by Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Julian Totino Tedesco

• CONAN signs on for soldiers’ work — gold, wine and warfare!
• But the Barbarian’s skills will draw him directly into the CRIMSON WITCH’s scheme, as she drags KING CONAN to the altar of the death god Razazel!
• Plus: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella, “Black Starlight”!

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




THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #5
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Ron Garney (Art)
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant Cover by Mahmud Asrar

• The mystery of the magical treasure finally revealed!
• It’s now or never, and CONAN must make a choice that will determine the fate of Stygia!
• Either way, KOGA THUN will not let the Barbarian go without a fight!
• Plus: The next chapter in the all-new CONAN novella, “The Shadow of Vengeance”!

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




AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #3 
Tini Howard (Writer)
Kate Niemczyk (Art)
Cover by Sana Takeda
Variant Cover by Stephanie Hans

• BÊLIT has a plan to extort the rich cities along the coast…
• …but as she makes her name in the Hyborian Age, is she leading herself to a watery grave?
• And who is the mysterious observer who is tracking her?
• PLUS: Part 3 of an all-new Bêlit novella, “Bone Whispers”!

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




SAVAGE AVENGERS #1
Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Mike Deodato (Art)
David Finch (Cover)
Variant Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
Variant Cover by Simone Bianchi
Variant Cover by TBA
Variant Cover by Skottie Young
Variant Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by Moebius
Blank Variant Cover Also Available

Conan the Barbarian will team-up with some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest characters in a new series titled Savage Avengers, by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Deodato.

This is an unsanctioned team of heroes. It has to be something that visually makes sense to you, and I think it does. [Artist] Mike Deodato Jr. is illustrating this book in both worlds. We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with the Hand in Japan. Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale May TBA.




Monday, February 18, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Conan and Jirel: 
Robert E. Howard and C. L. Moore Part One 
by Bobby Derie

New post at the On An Underwood No. 5 blog.
https://onanunderwood5.blogspot.com/2019/02/conan-and-jirel-robert-e-howard-and-c-l.html





New at Howard Works

Editrice Nord (Italian)
Il Regno di Conan il Grande 
Featuring:
"Red Nails"
"Jewels of Gwahlur"
"Beyond the Black River"
"The Treasure of Tranicos"
"Wolves Beyond the Border"
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
"Conan the Conqueror"
"The Hyborian Age" (Part 2)
http://howardworks.com/Il_Regno_di_Conan_il_Grande-Editrice_Nord.html


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-Tascabili_Fantasy-Editrice_Nord.html


Moos Publishing
King Conan and the Stygian Queen / Beyond the Black River
Featuring:  "Beyond the Black River"
http://howardworks.com/KingConanandtheStygianQueen-MoosPublishing.html


Marvel Comics
Conan Saga Volume 1 Number 10
Featuring: "The Dark Man" & "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth"
Both are graphic adaptations featuring Conan
http://howardworks.com/ConanSaga10-Marvel.html






Thursday, February 14, 2019

Conan le Cimmérien: La Citadelle écarlate
Coming in March!

The decay of a king. The fall of a kingdom.

Everything starts on a battlefield. Conan, then king of Aquilonia, faces a coalition of traitors led by the wizard Tsotha-Lanthi who, to overcome the rage of the Cimmerian, uses his spells before neutralizing it in the most cowardly way. Captured alive, Conan is taken to the terrible jails of the Scarlet Citadel to suffer a worse fate than death and obtain his abdication, while the wizard's armies march to his capital. Will the horror of the prison and the dreadful magic of the wizard overcome the inflexible resolution of Conan? Will he manage to escape to reach his people in time?

Luc Brunschwig and Étienne Le Roux take up the challenge of adapting one of Conan's darkest news, in which the Cimmerian probably makes the biggest fall in his history: from glorious king, he becomes a pathetic prisoner. A black story, panting, full of diplomatic issues and tensions, where the myth becomes human again.

Scriptwriter: Luc Brunschwig
Designer: Etienne Le Roux






Savage Avengers
New Conan team-up book!

Conan the Barbarian will team-up with some of the Marvel Universe's deadliest characters in a new series titled Savage Avengers, by writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Deodato.

“This is an unsanctioned team of heroes,” Gerry Duggan told Entertainment Weekly. “It has to be something that visually makes sense to you, and I think it does. [Artist] Mike Deodato Jr. is illustrating this book in both worlds. We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with the Hand in Japan. Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.”



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #1
Now available!

Gerry Duggan (Writer)
Ron Garney (Art)
Cover by Alex Ross
Variant Cover by Kevin Eastman
B/W Variant Cover by Kevin Eastman
Variant Cover by Ron Garney
B/W Variant Cover by Ron Garney
Variant Cover By George Perez
Variant Cover by Rahzzah
B/W Variant Cover by Rahzzah

THE ANCIENT CULT OF KOGA THUN.  A MYSTICAL TREASURE. AND THE ONLY MAN WHO CAN SAVE THE HYBORIAN AGE!

Adrift at sea. No food. No weapons. Death surely awaits him. But the lionhearted CONAN is  not so easily subdued, by Crom! When Conan finds himself captured, he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew...one whose dark secrets will plunge Conan on the trail of an ancient treasure that may prove to be his undoing!

An all-new age of SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN begins with a five-part tale of swords and sorcery by Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL, INFINITY WARS) and illustrated by legendary artist Ron Garney (DAREDEVIL, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER) with covers by the incomparable Alex Ross, and breathtaking variant covers by Garney, Rahzzah, comics legend George Perez, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman! Welcome to the deadly Hyborian Age--hope you survive the experience!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99



Monday, February 11, 2019

The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard and 
Pulp Fiction Studies Volume 9
Now available!

by Mark E. Hall, Charles Gramlich, Karen Kohoutek

The Dark Man is an academic journal devoted to the study of the life and works of:
1) Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan, Solomon Kane, Red Sonya, and others
2) H. P. Lovecraft
3) Clark Ashton Smith
4) other pulp writers of the 1930s through 1950s.

Paperback: 103 pages
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
$8.00

  
Hither Came Conan: Iron Shadows in the Moon
By Morgan Holmes

New post at the Black Gate blog.
https://www.blackgate.com/2019/02/11/hither-came-conan-morgan-holmes-on-iron-shadows-in-the-moon/



Sunday, February 10, 2019

New at Howard Works

Spatterlight (Dutch)
De Toren van de Olifant en andere verhalen
Featuring:
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter"
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"Black Colossus"
"A Witch Shall Be Born"
"Beyond the Black River"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
http://howardworks.com/De_Toren_van_de_Olifant_en_andere_verhalen-Spatterlight.html


Spatterlight (Dutch)
Het Uur van de Draak
Featuring: "The Hour of the Dragon"
http://howardworks.com/Het_Uur_van_de_Draak-Spatterlight.html


Robert E. Howard Foundation
The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter Volume 12 Number 3
Featuring:
Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, ca. July 1, 1930
"Gates of Empire" (Part 1 of 2)
http://howardworks.com/rehfoundationsnewsletterV12N3.html


Marvel Comics
Conan Saga Volume 1 Number 9
Featuring:
"Red Nails"
"Lines Written In the Realization That I Must Die" (poem)
http://howardworks.com/ConanSaga9-Marvel.html






Wednesday, February 6, 2019

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #3
Now available!

Jason Aaron (Writer)
Mahmud Asrar (Art)
Cover by Esad Ribic
Variant Cover by Greg Land
Variant Cover by Whilce Portacio
Action Figure Variant Cover by John Tyler Christopher

THE CRIMSON WITCH GETS CLOSER TO HER GOAL AS "THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN" CONTINUES!

Hungry and desperate, CONAN's experience in "civilization" takes a dark turn...
When Conan is caught thieving, he'll discover the penalty is DEATH!
But how does this figure in to the CRIMSON WITCH's plan?

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99





Sunday, February 3, 2019

New at Howard Works

Editrice Nord (Italian)
Il Regno di Conan 
Featuring:
"Red Nails"
"Jewels of Gwahlur"
"Beyond the Black River"
"The Treasure of Tranicos"
"Wolves Beyond the Border"
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
"Conan the Conqueror"
http://howardworks.com/Il_Regno_di_Conan-Editrice_Nord.html


Editrice Nord (Italian)
Fantasy
Featuring: "The Gods of Bal-Sagoth"
http://howardworks.com/Fantasy-Editrice_Nord.html



Glénat (French)
Conan le Cimmérien: La Fille du géant du gel
Featuring:  "The Frost-Giant's Daughter" (graphic adaptation)
http://howardworks.com/Conan_le_Cimmerien-La_Fille_du_geant_du_gel-Glenat.html



Marvel Comics
Conan Saga Volume 1 Number 8
Featuring:
"The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune" (graphic adaptation featuring Conan)
"The Curse of the Golden Skull" (graphic adaptation featuring Conan)
http://howardworks.com/ConanSaga8-Marvel.html




Saturday, February 2, 2019

Upcoming REH related publications.
Target ship dates as of 02/02/2019
All dates are subject to change.

Available since last update
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 (Marvel)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 (Marvel)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS Volume 1 (Marvel)

In your future

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

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

03/13/2019
THE AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #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 THE BARBARIAN #5 (Marvel)
CONAN CHRONICLES EPIC COLLECTION: THE HEART OF YAG-KOSHA (Marvel)

04/10/2019
THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #4 (Marvel)
THE AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT #2 (Marvel)

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

08/07/2019
THE MARVEL ART OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN