In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s fan-favorite “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen Bêlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling. This is Conan as you’ve never seen him, with the combination of one of Robert E. Howard’s greatest tales and the most dynamic creative team in comics!

* A perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

*A bold, fresh take on the Cimmerian.

* “Queen of the Black Coast” is the most-requested Conan adaptation!

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Becky Cloonan
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale

Price: $3.50
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 6.6%


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  1. Bo howdy am i looking forward to this, the preview last month was amazing. Get this!:)

  2. Hopefully this will ease the pain of Northlanders ending soon.

  3. I know fuck all about Conan, but if you put Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan on a book, I will read the hell out of it, regardless.

  4. I can’t think of one thing that would make this not amazing. Really excited.

  5. Can’t wait for this! Will this be the first time Cloonan has done something in color?

  6. I’ve been eagerly waiting for this ever since it was announced. I just read the original Robert E. Howard story and it’s great.

  7. I love Becky Cloonan’s art.

  8. Never read any Conan, but now that Wood’s on it, I’m trying this out.

  9. A perfect jumping on point? Jeez, you don’t say.

  10. I love both Wood’s and Cloonan’s work, so I’m hoping this will be really enjoyable.

  11. Brian Wood Conan = Exciting
    Do not fail me Wood!
    That sounded vaguely dirty.

  12. Conan and pirate women, sign me up.

  13. My fist Conan experience. Looking forward to this.

  14. Just decided to grab this last minute for tomorrow , hope it’s good

  15. Wood + Cloonan = getting my money.
    Can’t wait.

  16. Very nice Becky Cloonan variant cover available! This is easily the book I am most excited for this week.

  17. I am really looking forward to this run a lot. Conan: Road of Kings was a huge let down for me. It was easily the worst run of Conan at Dark Horse for me. I really like Wood’s writing so I have high hopes to return Conan to the high quality that Busiek & Truman had during their runs.

  18. I can’t decide if I want to get this or not. I’m really not a Conan fan, but I do like Brian Wood, and I have a feeling this will probably end up being really good.

  19. Never really read much Conan before. I’m glad I picked this up. Looking forward to following this series.

  20. Becky Cloonan is like a fusion of steve dillon & cliff chiang. Amazing stuff.

  21. I like Cloonan’s take on Conan. Its certainly not the iconic look we are used to (massive-hulking-barbarian-guy), he’s almost believable … Great start so far: Cool, sexy villain, Conan, sorcery, corrupt courts … and CROM!!!!! I’m on board.

  22. made a special trip to my LCS just to pick up this issue and well worth it great starter feels like a conan book and wood tells it like 1 my only concern is thow the art is good beckys “conan” just dont feel like conan to me it dont look as rough , large or has the muscle definition as conan should

  23. Wow what a great first issue! This was packed with content and great art and for now this being my first Conan comic I’m totally on board

  24. The story is well done, but it was the art that pushed it over the edge for me as my POTW.

  25. Finally got around to reading this – and it was FANTASTIC. I know this was a different Conan than some people would like or were expecting, but I am stoked for this take. Especially after reading Wood’s note at the back & what he plans to do with the characters.

    I honestly thought this was a mini-series, but am so glad it’s gonna be a 25-issue story. 5/5

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