A new Conan ongoing will explore the Cimmerian’s early years in a “Year One” kind of way. First reported by CBR, Conan the Barbarian: Exodus follows a 15-year-old Conan as he learns to survive on his own – and how to fight.
Conan the Barbarian: Exodus will be written and illustrated by Esad Ribic. This will be Ribic’s first writing project for Marvel, after doing smaller projects elsewhere including a story in Image Comics’ 24Seven anthology.
Exodus will be Marvel’s third ongoing Conan solo series after Conan the Barbarian and Savage Sword of Conan. The character also appears in the Savage Avengers ongoing, and the current limited series spin-off, Age of Conan: Belit.
Here is the solicitation for the first issue, which is due out in August. Look for Marvel’s full August 2019 solicitations later this week.
CONAN THE BARBARIAN: EXODUS #1
written and illustrated by Esad Ribic
cover by Esad Ribic
MAN VS. NATURE IN THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF CONAN’S FIRST JOURNEY FROM CIMMERIA!
Long have the stories told of CONAN, who came from the frozen hills of his homeland, Cimmeria, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth in the Hyborian Age – but now you will witness the epic tale of the young barbarian’s first journey from home from visionary creator Esad Ribic!
Fifteen winters in Cimmeria have toughened the young Conan, but his greatest challenge lies ahead. Braving the elements, without food, without shelter, without weapons, Conan must learn to survive even as nature itself conspires to stop him. The snow freezes his bones. The wolves smell his blood. But if he can reach civilization, will his wounds heal…or will his troubles just begin?
With a majestic scope underscored by the completely visual narrative, don’t miss this truly special moment in Conan’s story and an unprecedented issue in Marvel Comics publication history!