The vintage Marvel outings of another of Robert E Howard's mighty heroes, Kull, are being released in equally-mighty omnibus form this year.
Thousands of years before the dawn of Conan, barbarian tribes rose across the Thurian continent, threatening the civilizations whose crumbling city walls still stood against them.
In this ruthless age, there rose a man-an exile, no less-who would come to rule mighty Atlantis in the years before it crashed beneath the waves.
This man was Kull and a host of Marvel's greatest talents would chronicle his saga-his exile and savage youth; his exploits on the high seas; his rise through the gladiatorial pits and military ranks; his reign as king; and his epic battles with the skull-faced sorcerer Thulsa Doom.In May, we get Kull: Savage Sword which collects black and white material from:
Kull and the Barbarians (1975) 1-3; Savage Tales (1971) 2; Savage Sword of Conan (1974) 1-3, 7, 9, 14-16, 19, 23, 34, 39, 42-43, 52, 55, 61, 119-122, 124-141, 143-145, 147-152, 158-159, 161, 165, 169-170, 172-173, 177, 182-183, 186, 190-194, 196-199, 202, 213, 215, 229-233; Savage Tales Annual (1975) 1, Marvel Previews (1975) 19; Bizzare Advantures (1981) 26; Conan Saga (1987) 13, 25, 47, 57, 97
|Regular edition - cover art by Paulo Siqueira|
This is followed in August by an 800-page volume, Kull The Destroyer, which reprints colour material from:
Kull the Conqueror #1-10, Kull the Destroyer #11-29, material from Creatures on the Loose #10, Monsters on the Prowl #16, Kull and the Barbarians #1-3, Savage Sword of Conan #9, Conan the Barbarian #10, Conan the Barbarian Annual #3You can check out a gloriously illustrated preview of this latter volume over at Collected Editions.
|Variant cover art by Mike Ploog|