After a short break break for his trans-dimensional Serpent War adventures (which caused a mild panic in me), Conan's adventures in Hyboria will resume... with one of my current favourite writers, Jim Zub, at the helm!
Conan has faced many foes since leaving Cimmeria, but the greatest challenge lies ahead!Zub has written Conan before (e.g. in Serpent War, Avengers: No Road Home, and Savage Sword Of Conan), and has great sword-and-sorcery credentials, including being the creator of Image's Skullkickers, a content writer for Dungeons & Dragons and penning the excellent Rick and Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons.
It’s a perfect jumping on point for new readers, Conan finds himself in the mystical U-Tara-Kuru which is further on the eastern border than the young barbarian has ever travelled and with the new city comes new dangers.
Unfamiliar with the language Conan inadvertently agrees to be the latest entrant to the Great Crucible.
The people of the city support their foreign champion but what will Conan sacrifice to overcome this ordeal?
You can read Zub's reaction to the cat finally being let out the bag, on his website here.
With art from Rogê Antônio, Conan The Barbarian issue 13 is due to hit stores in February.
I can't express how delighted I am that my fears were ill-founded and Conan remains in very safe hands.