Living legend Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan, Wolverine) focuses his powerful storytelling talents on Conan — his favorite barbarian hero! In this “adult fable” that Robertson writes AND draws, Conan travels away from Cimmeria to search for a mercenary job that will bring him the fierce joy of battle and the spoils of war. Intrigued by a leader known as the “Mad King of Gaul,” Conan joins a band of brutes who are defending the Aquilonian border from incursions and who enjoy living in a lush valley that the Mad King claims for his own. These warriors soon believe that Conan may be a more fitting successor to their leader than the supposed king’s own son — setting Conan on a potentially disastrous course!

Taking place between the Cimmeria and Black Colossus story arcs in the Conan the Cimmerian monthly series, this issue is perfect for both longtime readers and for intrigued fans looking for a dynamic one-shot punch from the visceral and cerebral Darick Robertson.

Writer: Darick Robertson
Artist: Darick Robertson
Colorist: Tony Avina
Cover Artist: Darick Robertson

Price: $3.50
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  1. Would’ve been a perfect Conan one-shot with less captions, but it was an editorial decision and not in the first Darick script. So next time Dark Horse, listen to the living legend powerful storytelling talents.

  2. Still a damn fine yarn with damn fine art. Not sure why it couldn’t have simply been a single fill-in issue of the series. Maybe it sells better this way? Dark Horse really pushed its One and Done series, so they may have been what did it.

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