Titan set to launch new “Conan the Barbarian” title as part of Free Comic Book Day 2023

Titan Comics and entertainment studio Heroic Signatures have revealed that a promotional edition of their new Conan the Barbarian comic will be released as part of Free Comic Book Day next year.

This FCBD edition of Conan the Barbarian, available at comic book retailers on 6th May 2023, kicks off the brand-new ongoing comic, beginning July 2023. 

Conan the Barbarian by Roberto De La Torre, coloured by José Villarrubia | Via Fredrik Malmberg, President, Heroic Signatures/Conan Properties
Conan the Barbarian by Roberto De La Torre, coloured by José Villarrubia

As we previously reported, Conan the Barbarian, will be written by acclaimed and long-time Conan comic book scribe Jim Zub (Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers), and will feature the stunning art of Roberto De La Torre (King-Size Conan, Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D) and colorist José Villarrubia (Promethea, Sweet Tooth, Cuba: My Revolution). 

Readers will experience the legendary Conan like never before in this comic shop exclusive primer. On the eve of his first major battle, young Conan of Cimmeria pictures a life beyond the borders of his homeland and yearns for a life undreamt of in his small village. Visions of future allies and unspeakable evils he will eventually encounter throughout his fabled career fill his mind as he takes his first fateful steps toward a life of great adventure in the Hyborian Age!

Writer Jim Zub says, “My life was shaped by sword and sorcery stories, especially the work of Robert E. Howard. Every chance I’ve had to contribute to the Hyborian Age has been a gift and this one, relaunching Conan the Barbarian with Heroic Signatures and Titan Comics with modern masters Rob De La Torre and José Villarrubia collaborating on epic artwork, is the biggest and best present I could imagine. On Free Comic Book Day we’ll give readers and retailers a first look at a young Conan in the legendary Battle at Venarium as he decides to set forth and find the wider world and then, in summer 2023, we’ll fully unleash epic high adventure in an age undreamed of. It’s going to be big, bold and bloody and I can’t wait for all of you to see it.”

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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