In the wake of the announcement that the Star Wars comics line will be making an exodus from Dark Horse Comics, the publisher has been releasing plenty of teasers for what they have in store to replace the iconic franchise. Thus far we haven’t really seen a new series or franchise that’s as epic as Star Wars, but instead we’re being treated to a myriad of titles that offer up a wider scope of storytelling styles and genres. In the end the loss of Star Wars by Dark Horse may equal a gain for fans of alternative comic book stories with the company’s choices in filling the void.
We’ve already seen previews of the upcoming Tomb Raider and Terminator series and now we have a new Conan offering on the way titled King Conan: The Conqueror. In this new series, Conan is a fugitive on the run trying to find the key to regaining his throne.
King Conan: The Conqueror is written by Tim Truman with art from TomÃ¡s Giorello. King Conan: The Conqueror #1 will be released on February 26, 2014 and is available for pre-order now. We’ve got an 8-page preview of the first issue here below.
King Conan: The Conqueror #1
In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throneâ€”or he could get a knife in the back! Conan follows a lead to a lost relic, revisits an old friend, and finds that heâ€™s not alone in his risky hunt for a missing, magical gem.
* Continuing the acclaimed Hour of the Dragon adaptation!
â€œTruman, Giorello, and Villarrubia . . . have created possibly the best Conan adaptation ever made.â€â€”Comics Bulletin