Marvel announce massive "Conan the Barbarian" omnibus

Marvel announce massive "Conan the Barbarian" omnibus

Since his introduction in 1932, Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian has come to be one of the most recognizable figures of the pulp hero era.  With countless stories told across a variety of mediums, Howard's Cimmerian adventurer has served as inspiration to no end of storytellers and their own creations.

From 1970 to 1993, Marvel Comics had an incredibly successful run of Conan the Barbarian comics, spanning 275 issues and 12 annuals.  Today, Marvel have announced an omnibus collection of the series, the first volume of which will be available early next year.  Featuring stories from writers Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, John Jakes, Michal Moorcock, and James Cawthorn, along with art by Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane, and John Buscema, along with a cover from John Cassaday, the omnibus collects over 40 issues of the Marvel series.

Per Marvel:

CONAN THE BARBARIAN: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS Arrives January 2019!

New York, NY—June 15, 2018—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.

Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1 will be available January 2019.

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