Co­nan the Slayer

The lat­est Dark Horse in­car­na­tion of Co­nan prom­ises a feast of mus­cle and fury

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July 2016 sees the re­lease of Co­nan the Slayer, Dark Horse Comics’ sev­enth reg­u­lar se­ries. The art­work is be­ing pro­duced by Ser­gio Dav­ila, and is­sue one will have a cover by Lee Ber­mejo, and an al­ter­na­tive cover by Mark Schultz.

“I can’t say much about it be­cause I haven’t fin­ished draw­ing is­sue two yet,” says Ser­gio. “But I can say that these are the ad­ven­tures of a younger Co­nan, be­fore he turns 30. He’s wilder, cra­zier, more pow­er­ful and more ag­gres­sive. He’s also very con­fi­dent and doesn’t over­think sit­u­a­tions. He’s not scared of any­body or any­thing.”

Dark Horse writ­ers and artists have taken their lead in their story or­der­ing from Dale Rippke’s ar­ti­cle The Dark Storm Co­nan Chronol­ogy, says ed­i­tor-in-chief Dave Mar­shall.

“New read­ers will feel com­pletely at home,” Dave says. “But the events take place af­ter Co­nan the Avenger. Just like in the pre­vi­ous Dark Horse se­ries, Slayer will be a mix of adap­ta­tions of Howard sto­ries con­nected to­gether by orig­i­nal

Al­ter­na­tive cover for Co­nan the Slayer is­sue one, drawn by Mark Schultz. LUCKY SEVEN The art board for page seven of Co­nan the Slayer is­sue one, by Ser­gio Dav­ila. TAKE TWO

The set of his brow re­minds us of Frazetta’s moody Co­nan, but Ser­gio Dav­ila is promis­ing a wild and crazy ride in the new comics. CRA ZY NIG HTS

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