This week sees the arrival of a new Conan title from Marvel: Conan The Barbarian - Exodus, written and illustrated by Esad Ribic.
There seems to be some confusion at present as to whether this is a one-shot or the start of a new ongoing series, but what we do know is that this issue is a dialogue-free "visual narrative".
I'm pretty certain it's a one-shot, but some comic book news sites are declaring it the launch of a whole new title (pretty sure Marvel would have come up with a more iconic name if that were the case).
Man vs Nature in the never-before-told story of Conan's first journey from Cimmeria!
Long have the stories told of CONAN, who came from the frozen hills of his homeland, Cimmeria, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth in the Hyborian Age – but now you will witness the epic tale of the young barbarian’s first journey from home from visionary creator Esad Ribic!
Fifteen winters in Cimmeria have toughened the young Conan, but his greatest challenge lies ahead. Braving the elements, without food, without shelter, without weapons, Conan must learn to survive even as nature itself conspires to stop him. The snow freezes his bones. The wolves smell his blood. But if he can reach civilization, will his wounds heal…or will his troubles just begin?
With a majestic scope underscored by the completely visual narrative, don’t miss this truly special moment in Conan’s story and an unprecedented issue in Marvel Comics publication history!