Marvel Comics Says Goodbye to Conan Today (Mostly)
Bleeding Cool learned that Conan The Barbarian was leaving Marvel Comics when we were at the Lake Comic Comic Art Festival a few months ago. At the time, we were told that the licensee, Heroic Signature wanted to publish the books themselves. But Titan Comics, the publisher owned by pseudo and Viviane Landau, which also owns Forbidden Planet, will work with Heroic Signature to publish the series, as well as other comics based on the works of Robert E. Howard, alongside Heroic Signature, the intellectual property house that currently owns the rights.
Today Marvel releases the latest issue of King Conan, Marvel’s final monthly Conan comic, before Titan Comics takes over the license next year. Yet there will still be Conan at Marvel…for a while at least, thanks to book reprints and Savage Avengers. Responding to a question about a Conan/Kull in the letters page, editor Mark Basso wrote;
Kull. as you probably know, comes from another age than Conan. but we could have potentially pulled off some sort of time and space dislocation like we did in SERPENT WAR, or the one Conan is currently involved in on the pages of SAVAGE AVENGERS (the new #I is on sale now!), should – hit us on the story that was worth telling. But it seems that our own time in the Hyborian era has also run out. It’s with a heavy heart that I must end this final Hyborian page on that same reveal, as Conan’s escapades continue across the Marvel Universe in the aforementioned SAVAGE AVENGERS. it’s actually the last issue of KING CONAN, and also the last of our new adventures with the barbarian, thief, reaver, killer, king in the Hyborian Age at Marvel.
It has been my true honor to edit the character for over four years. and a pleasure to dig deeper into the lore and expand it with Jason Aaron, Mahmud Asrar, Matthew Wilson, Travis Lanham, Esad Ribic, Roy Thomas, Jim Zub, Gerry Duggan, Meredith Finch, Saladin Ahmed, Tini Howard, Kevin Eastman, Chris Claremont, Larry Hama, Christopher Priest, Frank Tieri, Steven S. DeKnight, Kurt Busiek, Dan Slott, Ron Garney, Richard Isanove, Andrea Di Vito, Scott Hanna, Roberto de La Torre, Gerardo Zatfino, Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Alan Davis, Cam Smith, Aneke, Luke Ross, Nolan Woodard, Andy Troy, Kate Niemczyk, Jesus Saiz, Patch Zircher, Java Tartaglia, Marco Checchetto, David Finch, Paul Davidson, Cory Smith, Roberto Poggi, Roge Antonio, Israel Silva, Geoff Shaw, Edgar Delgado, EM Gist, Sana Takeda, Carlos Pacheco, Jay Anacleto, Marcos Martin, Muntsa Vicente, Jen Bartel, Rom Fajardo, Dan Panosian, M. GARCIN, Ive Svorcina, Jose Villarrubia, Frank D’Armata, Tomi Varga, Neeraj Menon, Lauren Ammo, Shannon Andrews Ballesteros, Drew Baumgartner, Fred Malm Berg, Jay Zetterberg, Steve Booth, Mike Jacobsen, Brian Overton, Ralph Macchio. and of course, the many. many other contributors to the Legend of Conan and the Hyborian Age in this modern era of Marvel CONAN comics. If you’re looking for more Conan, from this era and before, keep an eye out for upcoming Omnibus and Epic collections coming out over the next few months! But as Conan in the Age of Hyboria sails into uncharted waters (both in this story and in future yet-untold stories, as the legend never truly ends), we thank you for your support and dedication over the past few years. years. By Crom and Mitra.
Maybe Titan can do a Kull/Conan crossover comic, they’ll have publishing rights to both. Notably by the end of the year, Marvel will release five Omnibus volumes of Marvel Conan comics. Five! They really want to get them out before the end of the year. The Savage Avengers The September 2022 solicitation seemed a bit final… how final will it be for Conan? And why won’t Marvel show its face?