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