America is catching Conan fever! In light of the recent big screen adaptation, Conan The Barbarian, and in the wake of the Ron Marz/Bart Sears miniseries, Conan: Island of No Return, everyone’s favorite Cimmerian is returning in a new adventure. Beginning in January, King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword will prove to readers why you don’t mess with a guy nicknamed “the Barbarian.”
Conan’s greatest foe returns in the next installment of the King Conan series! Conan the Cimmerian writer Tim Truman and artist Tomás Giorello return for another triumphant run. King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword will surely be a crowd pleaser!
First hailing Conan as a liberator after he annihilated Aquilonia’s foes on the battlefield, common folk and politicians alike now rally to unseat the Cimmerian from his stolen throne. Conspirators plot to kill King Conan and take the crown for themselves, but their schemes pale in comparison to a terror waiting quietly in the wings—an enemy who has haunted Conan his whole adult life and whose wicked aspirations dwarf those of maneuvering politicians! It’s the return of Thoth-Amon!
King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #1 is on sale January 25, 2012!
If that wasn’t news to you, then maybe this is. The good folks over at Dark Horse Comics were kind enough to give us an advanced look at the cover art of the third issue of the series, done by the amazing Andrew Robinson. And yes, we have been granted permission to share it with you. Take a look.
Pretty cool, huh? King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword is based on Robert E. Howard’s first Conan story, so it’s bound to be full of bloody battles and kick-ass action. With a little under two months before the series starts, there’s still plenty of time to head down to your local comic shop and add it to your pull-list.