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Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard’s universe expands at Marvel Comics

Robert E. Howard’s mythos set to expand at Marvel Comics.

Marvel Comics has revealed today Conan the Barbarian has done so well with its sales they’re dipping into the Robert E. Howard well of creations and will publish new series. Solomon Kane and Dark Agnes are the first two revealed with a promise of “a few more surprises in upcoming Marvel books.

No date was given for when these series and characters will pop up, but likely it’ll be some time in 2020 when we see them.

Read the full press release below for all the details.

New York, NY— September 11, 2019 — Earlier this year, the Conan franchise made its grand return to Marvel, and since then, fans have been thrilled by titles like CONAN THE BARBARIAN, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, and AGE OF CONAN: BÊLIT and VALERIA. With both CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 and CONAN THE BARBARIAN VOL. 1: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CONAN BOOK ONE debuting in the top ten of their respective markets, it was clear that readers were happy to be back in the Age of Hyboria!

Now, Marvel is pleased to announce that more characters from the mind of Conan creator Robert E. Howard will be making their way to the Marvel Comics! True Believers should keep an eye out for the likes of Dark Agnes, Solomon Kane, and a few more surprises in upcoming Marvel books.

“Our readers cannot get enough of Conan, and luckily, we have plenty more to give them,” said Editor Mark Basso. “We’re very excited for readers and the heroes of the Marvel Universe to meet or reunite with more characters from the legendary Robert E. Howard mythos!”

“With their world-building and storytelling expertise, we’re happy that Marvel now will go deeper into the Howardverse to explore more of all his fantastic characters, and spinning new, exiting yarns,” said Joakim Zetterberg, Executive Vice President at Conan Properties.

Details on where you can follow the adventures of these exciting new additions to the Marvel Universe will be revealed at a later date!

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