That salt air! In the opening adventure of Dark Horse’s new Conan the Barbarian ongoing, the legendary Cimmerian reaver takes to the high seas. But this is no pleasure cruise. Not nearly. Not for Conan or his reluctant shipmates anyway. For us, it could be the start of something quite special indeed.
Get ready for the eagerly anticipated adaptation of “The Queen of the Black Coast.”
We’re pretty stoked about this one, not just because it offers a new entry point for hack-n-slash enthusiasts looking to ride with the quintessential barbarian. This is also a Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan joint. That means landmark comic storytelling. And for those preparing for the untimely passing of Wood’s Northlanders series, this is either that harpy waiting in the wings to take its place or a shoulder to cry on, sure to turn into something more. Conan is looking pretty sly, and this is only the beginning.
Now. How’s about a fairly glorious 8 page preview showcasing some perfectly purple prose, a high speed horse chase, boat drama and prison vomit?
Look for Conan the Barbarian #1 in February.