Comic Book Writer Jason Aaron Discusses New Conan the Barbarian Saga

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Conan the Barbarian has been a staple in American pop culture ever since Robert E. Howard introduced him into the pages of the pulps in 1932. Since then, the fantasy character has been featured in films, animation, television, and, of course, comic books. In fact, Marvel is relaunching him with ‘King Conan.’ The creative team of writer Jason Aaron, artist Mahmud Asrar, and colorist Matt Wilson are returning to the title after having worked on a previous Conan project.

Jason Aaron recently spoke about the saga and what new adventures Conan will face in an announcement obtained by Newsarama.

Aaron explained, “I knew as soon as Mahmud, Matt and I finished ‘The Life and Death of Conan’ in Conan the Barbarian, one of the absolute personal highlights from my career as a comic book writer, that I wasn’t done hanging out with everyone’s favorite Cimmerian.” He continued, “As King Conan rode into the sunset at the end of that story, with his son, Prince Conn, by his side, I always knew where I wanted that story to take us next.”

“Now, at last, comes that next chapter, as Mahmud, Matt and I reunite to reveal a pivotal moment in Conan’s life as a king, as a father, as a mortal enemy of snake-worshipping Stygian wizards and as a barbarian who was born to chase the wind, even to the ends of the earth,” Aaron said.

‘King Conan’ goes on sale on December 15 and will run for six issues. They released a preview of issue one’s cover:

Conan the Barbarian, also known as Conan the Cimmerian, first appeared in ‘Weird Tales,’ in a story titled “By This Axe I Rule!” He would go on to appear in other titles before graduating into his own series of novels and novellas. The last story Howard wrote about the character was titled “Red Nails,” published in 1936.


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