Sunday, February 23, 2020

New at Howard Works

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
Storie di diavoli
Featuring:  "Black Hound of Death"

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
Tutti i cicli fantastici - I Cicli Celta e di Faccia di Teschio
"The Temple of Abomination"
"Worms of the Earth"
"Kings of the Night"
"The Grey God Passes"
"The Dark Man"
"The Gods of Bal-Sagoth"
"The Cairn on the Headland"
"The Lost Race"

Editions Black and White (French)
Conan: La Fille du géant du gel
Featuring:  "The Frost-Giant's Daughter"

Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 33
Featuring:  "Blades of the Brotherhood" (1)

Updated to document that the Conan Newspaper Strip story "The Castle of Vincenzo" was freely adapted from "Wolfshead."

Register and Tribune Syndicate
Conan the Barbarian Newspaper Strip
Featuring:  "Wolfshead"

Friday, February 21, 2020

Coming in May!

(Writer) Regis Hautiere (Art) Olivier Vatine, Didier Cassegrain
Cover A: Kendrick Lim
Cover B: Meghan Hetrick
Cover C: Natasha Alterici
Cover D: Olivier Vatine
Cover E: Fritz Casas

Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored!
Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.
Read the story as he intended!

In Red Nails, Conan finds himself in the Darfar region, whose territory is almost entirely covered by a huge forest.  Here he pledges himself a mercenary, promising his sword to the highest bidder, fighting alongside fellow mercenary and fierce female warrior Valeria.  After a clash against a terrible dragon, the two go to a strange fortified city, apparently deserted… but the duo will quickly discover that a civilization lives hidden inside, and that the citadel hides a heavy secret.

Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life uncensored!  Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual.  Read the story as he intended! Valeria and Conan find themselves deep inside the ancient city they've come upon, and uncover more sinister secrets about the warring civilization living within, including dark magic and human sacrifices.  In the process, they must battle for their lives, as they discover the true meaning of the story's title "Red Nails!"

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 20!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Marvel Comics March REH Solicitations for May 
& collections for June 2020!

Written by Jim Zub
Art by Roge Antonio
Cover by E.M. Gist
Variant Cover by Cary Nord


* The true nature of the Great Crucible is revealed!
* CONAN has angered the leadership of Uttara Kuru, but he will not be crushed by their punishment so easily!
* The dramatic conclusion to "Into the Crucible: and the start of Conan's next quest!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 20.

Saladin Ahmed (Writer) • Luke Ross (Art)
Cover by Mahmud Asrar


* The SERPENT CROWN's roots in the Pre-Cataclysmic Age lead CONAN back to where it all started...
*...but ATLANTIS is not quite what it once was.
* And even if he can locate the Crown, NAMOR isn't going to let that treasure slip through his grasp!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 13.

Becky Cloonan (Writer) • Luca Pizzari (Art)
Cover by Stephanie Hans


* ETIENNE has been framed for murder, but DARK AGNES is determined to prove his innocence.
* And with the real killer on the loose, everyone is a suspect!
* But if the DUKE D'ALENCON returns before the killer is caught, more blood will spill--including Etienne's!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 20.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #13 (Featuring Conan)  
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

The Savage Avengers assemble! Wolverine, Conan, Dr. Strange, Elektra, Black Widow, Hellstrom, Voodoo, Magik...and more. The heroes draw up a battle plan against Kulan Gath, and you'll be thrilled as Conan wields a most unexpected weapon in the fight against darkness.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99, On sale May 6.

EMPYRE: SAVAGE AVENGERS #1 (Featuring Conan) 
Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Greg Smallwood (Art)
Cover by Greg Smallwood
Variant cover by Gerardo Sandoval

In South America, Conan finds himself enslaved - which is typically bad news for those attempting to do the enslaving! But these enslavers come from beyond the stars, and they've got a singular and grisly end in store for the Cimmerian - one that only Venom can help him avoid!

Full Color, 40 pages, $4.99, On sale May 20.

Written by Gerry Duggan
Penciled by Kim Jacinto, Patch Zircher & Ron Garney
Cover by David Finch

Conan continues to make new friends (and enemies!) in the modern-day Marvel Universe! First, Conan and the Punisher are attempting to escape the Savage Land, with the caskets of Frank's family in tow -- but they'll have to make it across Antarctica! Then, when a barbarian walks into a brothel, it's no laughing matter. Conan takes on human traffickers alongside the Black Widow and the Son of Satan himself, Daimon Hellstrom! Finally, Conan hates wizards -- but as this strange modern-day world that he's found himself in celebrates the holidays, the Cimmerian must deal with two famous magic-wielders: Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom! Can these three set aside their differences to deal with Kulan Gath, the sorcerous name at the very top of all their naughty lists? Collecting SAVAGE AVENGERS #6-10 and ANNUAL #1.

Full Color, 144 pages, $19.99, On sale June 3.

Written by Roy Thomas with John Jakes
Penciled by Barry Windsor-Smith with Gil Kane
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith

The greatest saga in sword-and-sorcery history begins! Born on a battlefield in the frozen lands of Cimmeria, Conan has spent his life fighting his way across the untamed Hyborian kingdoms -- sparing no man, woman or wizard his wrath. His adventures will become legend. He will become king. He is...Conan the Barbarian! Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith brought Robert E. Howard's iconic creation to four-color life with work that set new standards for comic book storytelling. Now, Marvel is honored to present their epic sagas -- painstakingly restored to match the majesty of the original editions. In these early exploits, Conan ventures from his homeland for the first time, honing his skills as a thief and mercenary -- and above all, a warrior! Collecting CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1970) #1-13 and material from CHAMBER OF DARKNESS #4.

Full Color, 352 pages, $34.99, On sale June 10.

Written by Roy Thomas, Brian Wood
Penciled by Mike Hawthorne, Dan Panosian, Becky Cloonan, James Harren
Cover by Doug Wheatley

Legendary scribe Roy Thomas returns to Cimmeria! When the beautiful Olivia appears aboard a captured ship, telling tales of prophetic dreams and great fortunes, Conan is set on a new path: the Road of Kings! But it's a route full of terrors -- one that may lead him straight to the executioner's ax! Conan must brave zombie Hyborians, dragons and assassins -- as well as the underground catacombs beneath Aquilonia, where lurk creatures more hideous and deadly than anything he's ever encountered on the surface! The Road of Kings is no place for weaklings! Plus: An action-packed adaptation of the classic Robert E. Howard tale "Queen of the Black Coast," in which Conan takes to the high seas with the pirate queen Bêlit! Collecting CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS #1-12 and CONAN THE BARBARIAN (2012) #1-6.

Full Color, 456 pages, $44.99, On sale June 3.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Renegade Swords
Coming in March!

This anthology contains rare, obscure, or overlooked sword and sorcery tales by some of the masters of the genre. Paperback and digital editions will be available in early March.

Stories included:

“The House of Arabu” by Robert E. Howard
“Necromancy in Naat” (unabridged version) by Clark Ashton Smith
“The Woman of the Wood” (previously unpublished version) by A. Merritt
“The Slaughter of the Gods” (the final Kardios story) by Manly Wade Wellman
“People of the Dragon” by Lin Carter
“The Pillars of Hell” by Lin Carter
“The Rune-Sword of Jotunheim” by Glenn Rahman and Richard L. Tierney
“Princess of Chaos” by Bryce Walton

Sunday, February 16, 2020

New at Howard Works

Newton Compton Editori (Italian) 
Solomon Kane
"Skulls in the Stars"
"The Right Hand of Doom"
"Red Shadows"
"Death's Black Riders"
"Rattle of Bones"
"The Castle of the Devil"
"The Moon of Skulls"
"The One Black Stain" (poem)
"Blades of the Brotherhood"  (1)
"The Hills of the Dead"
"Hawk of Basti"
"The Return of Sir Richard Grenville" (poem)
"Wings in the Night"
"The Footfalls Within"
"The Children of Asshur"
"Solomon Kane's Homecoming" (1, original, poem)

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)  
Storie dell'orrore
"In the Forest of Villefere"
"Delenda Est"
"The Horror from the Mound"
 "Lord of the Dead"

Fiction House Press
Magazine of Horror #31
Featuring:  "The Noseless Horror"

Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 32
Featuring:  "The Flame Knife" (Part 2 of 2)

Updated to add information on the 2nd edition which includes illustrated endpapers by Stephen Fabian.  Info and scans courtesy of Dennis McHaney.

Fictioneer Books
The Vultures 2nd edition
"The Vultures"
"Showdown at Hell's Canyon"

Friday, February 14, 2020

Personal Essays about an Extraordinary Legacy
Now available for pre-order!

A collection of personal essays examining the influence of REH and many of his characters on the lives of 32 contributors: Barbara Baum, Fred Blosser, Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier, Becky Cloonan, Adrian Cole, Nancy A. Collins, Bobby Derie, Jason Durall, Steven Erikson, Mark Finn, Jaym Gates, Chris Gruber, Dierk Guenther, Dave Hardy, John C. Hocking, Cecelia Holland, Matthew John, Howard Andrew Jones, Karen Joan Kohoutek, Joe R. Lansdale, Patrice Louinet, Michael Moorcock, Scott Oden, Deuce Richardson, Charles Saunders, Jeffrey Shanks, David C. Smith, Keith J. Taylor, Roy Thomas, Todd B. Vick, and C. L. Werner. Cover art by Didier Normand. Edited by Jason M Waltz.

Hard cover with dust jacket
300 pages
US $42.00
US $9.99

SPECIAL Offer good till 3/31/2020: $37.00

A portion of each sale of the hardcover and electronic book will be donated by RBF to Project Pride, the agency that sustains the Howard Home and Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, each year.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Cimmerian: Queen of the Black Coast #1

Guess what was just sent to the printer?
None other than the long awaited Queen of the Black Coast #1!

The Cimmerian: Queen of the Black Coast #1 will be in stores everywhere March 4th!

CONAN - Daughter of the gel giant “Director's Cut” 
with wood laminate
Very limited availability from  February 20, 2020

Limited to 60 copies - This version is associated with a Large Format illustration, hanging hook provided (Format 27 x 42 cm) printed on wood and signed by the author. 2 possible visuals.
Robin Recht (script & drawing)
A 168 page album , format 29.5 × 37.5 cm,

The event album of one of the most beautiful adaptations of CONAN, numbered and signed by Robin Recht! The author has made numerous modifications in order to offer a version suitable for black and white.

- The entire 70 pages of the album in Black & White, printed on beautiful paper from the Fedrigoni collection for an amazing black and white rendering.
- 56 pages of graphic notebook , in color, commented by Robin Recht who goes backstage behind the scenes,
- A selection of 20 original plates with an introduction by Robin Recht,
- 7 pages of a one-on-one interview with Robin Recht with the legend Jean Pierre Dionnet!
- Unpublished screen print 6 passages format 14 x 35 cm.
- Dust jacket printed on offset paper, cover exclusive to this version,
-The book is protected in a cardboard packaging with marking.

EXCLUSIVE BONUS Angoulême 2020, also available while  stocks last for site buyers.
Hard effect cardboard cover with embossing and hot stamping of the title , book with sharp cuts,
Printing on a  beautiful ivory Gardapat paper - 150g,
Slices painted blue with inscription of the author's name!

Sent in armored cardboard packaging.

SAVAGE AVENGERS #10 (Featuring Conan) 
Now available!

Gerry Duggan (Writer) • Patch Zircher (Art)
Cover by Valerio Giangiordano

The Quest to Kill Kulan Gath Part 2

Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom and Conan the Barbarian set out to kill Kulan Gath before he grows stronger! The team-up you never knew you couldn’t live without concludes. We hope you’ll be okay.

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Sunday, February 9, 2020

New at Howard Works

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
Conan il barbaro
"The Tower of the Elephant"
"The Hall of the Dead"
"The God in the Bowl"
"Rogues in the House"
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter"
"Queen of the Black Coast"
"The Vale of Lost Women"
"Black Colossus"
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
"A Witch Shall Be Born"
"Shadows in Zamboula"
"The Devil in Iron"
"The People of the Black Circle"
"The Slithering Shadow"
"The Pool of the Black One"
"Red Nails"
"Jewels of Gwahlur"
"Beyond the Black River"
"The Treasure of Tranicos"
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
"The Scarlet Citadel"
"The Hour of the Dragon"
"The Hyborian Age"

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
L'orrore di Cthulhu
Featuring: "The Black Stone"

Thanks to Leo Grin for scanning this publication.
Thanks to Dennis McHaney for providing me with the scans.

Bo Cribbs
Absinthe Pissed [Distributed in REHupa 119]
Featuring: "The Haunted Hut"

Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 31
Featuring:    "The Flame Knife"

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Conan le Cimmérien: 
Les Mangeurs d'hommes de Zamboula
Coming in March!

Conan in the land of a thousand and one nights!

A crossroads of beliefs, languages ​​and cultures, the mythical trading city of Zamboula is also the scene of many dark legends. Conan recently arrived on the scene and warned of the dangers of Aram Baksh's home. It is said that most foreigners who stay there disappear in obscure circumstances ... that's good, it is precisely here that the Cimmerian decided to spend the night! But by lifting the veil on these mysterious cases of kidnappings, Conan will discover another secret, more terrible still, related to the whole of the city of Zamboula ...

A tale steeped in orientalism and macabre witchcraft, The Man Eaters of Zamboula offers Gess the opportunity to deliver his vision of the hero of Robert E. Howard in a comic book with exotic and dark beauty.

Format: 240 x 320 mm, Full Color
Pages: 64
€ 14.95

Format: 275 x 368 mm, Black & White
Pages: 48
€ 29.50

Now available!

Becky Cloonan (Writer) • Luca Pizzari (Art)
Cover by Stephanie Hans
Variant Cover by Becky Cloonan
Variant Cover by  Alan Davis


Forced into an arranged marriage, Agnes de Chastillon took matters into her own violent hands to free herself from the yoke of a life she never wanted. Now, the woman known as DARK AGNES, along with her mercenary partner ETIENNE VILLIERS, make their way through 16th century France as sellswords on their way to join the wars in Italy, where the real money is! But when Etienne is captured by the DUKE OF ALENCON’s forces and set for execution, it’s up to Dark Agnes to save the day! But what evil designs are being enacted on Agnes, and will she doom herself by saving Etienne?

An all-new story following up Robert E. Howard’s tales, the swashbuckling saga of DARK AGNES in Marvel Comics starts here!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Now available!

Saladin Ahmed (Writer) • Luke Ross (Art)
Cover by Mahmud Asrar
Variant Cover by Luke Ross
Variant Cover by Tony Daniel
Hidden Gem Variant Cover by John Buscema


CONAN wanders the desert, and as he reaches the city, no Stygian temple nor Vendyhan fortress greets him. No, something far stranger: the lights of fabulous Las Vegas! Conan is far from home, and it’s time for him to tread the thrones of the Marvel Universe under his sandaled feet!

The City of Sin is just the beginning for Conan’s solo jaunt by Eisner award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN) and Luke Ross (STAR WARS: ALLEGIANCE, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN), as the barbarian finds himself on a quest for a relic that predates even his Hyborian Age: the Serpent Crown of Atlantis! But will his battle for this crown earn Conan his own kingdom, or doom him to a nefarious trap set forth by MEPHISTO? Featuring a wide array of Marvel heroes and villains, this is an adventure you can’t afford to miss!

Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99

Sunday, February 2, 2020

New at Howard Works

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
I più terrificanti racconti del terrore
Featuring:   "Black Hound of Death"

Newton Compton Editori (Italian)
I più raccapriccianti racconti dell’orrore
Featuring:  "The Skulls in the Stars"

Thanks to Leo Grin for scanning this publication.
Thanks to Dennis McHaney for providing me with the scans.

Bo Cribbs
Absinthe Pie #14 [Distributed in REHupa #117]
Featuring:  "Visions" (poem)

Marvel Comics
The Savage Sword of Conan Volume 1 Number 30
Featuring:  "The Scarlet Citadel"