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Ahead of its January 2019 launch, Marvel Entertainment has announced the creative team for its new Conan the Barbarian comic book series — and the company’s adherence to its successful formula for Star Wars is being followed so closely that the series will be written by the original writer of Marvel’s current Star Wars series.
Jason Aaron — who also currently handles the Thor and Avengers comic book series for Marvel — will helm the new Conan comic, with art coming from Mahmud Asrar, working alongside colorist Matt Wilson. Aaron’s former Thor artist Esad Ribic will provide covers for the series.
In a statement, Aaron said, “I’ve literally been preparing for this job since I was 13 and discovered my first Robert E. Howard Conan paperback in a used bookstore in my little hometown of Jasper, Alabama. I devoured every Howard book I could find after that, and I’ve been making up Conan stories in my head ever since. Now I finally get to do that for real, alongside the amazing Mahmud Asrar. So this opportunity means an awful lot to me, and I’m cherishing every blood-splattered, spider-haunted second of it.”
The creative team announcement follows earlier reveals for Marvel’s plans to repackage earlier Conan comics in three different book series. Additionally, an interview with a consulting editor for the property suggested that Marvel was planning three series of all-new material; both plans parallel the launch of Marvel’s Star Wars line, which became Marvel’s top-selling property for a number of months upon release.
Conan the Barbarian launches in January.
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