Saturday, April 9, 2016

Dark Horse Comics Announces "Conan the Slayer"


The Cimmerian Becomes the Hunted

FOR EMERALD CITY COMIC CON: Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce that Eisner Award–nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, Deadpool & the Mercs for Money, Uncanny X-Men, Aquaman, Sinestro) will team up with Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) for Conan the Slayer.

In the first issue of this pulse-pounding new series, Conan finds himself in uncharted territory—on the run!

Alone, battle weary, and with nothing but his sword, Conan of Cimmeria faces his inevitable death in the arid wastes . . . but instead stumbles into a camp of Kozaki raiders. With a knife at his throat and a band of Turanian hunters at his back, will the half-dead barbarian find a new ally in the Kozaki chief?

Conan the Slayer #1 is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, as well as an action-packed adventure heavily rooted in Robert E. Howard’s original tales for devoted fans.

Conan the Slayer #1 will feature a cover and a variant cover by comics superstars Lee Bermejo and Mark Schultz! Conan’s newest adventures begin on July 13. Preorder your copy today at your local favorite comic shop.

Praise for Cullen Bunn and Sergio Dávila:

Bunn deliver[s] an entertaining read that offered an excellent balance of action, adventure, mystery and drama.”—Comic Book Revolution

Bunn’s ability to turn the horror volume up at precisely the right moments helps this book obtain the desired result of something special that firmly belongs in the must read category.”—Forces of Geek

From the first panel to the final splash page, the delicate pencil strokes easily craft a believable world that dances between high fantasy and dynamic action. The art by Dávila is certainly stylized but also quite exquisite to behold.”—Unleash the Fanboy

About Cullen Bunn and Sergio Dávila
Cullen Bunn is the Eisner Award-nominated writer of numerous series for Marvel, DC Comics, Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment, and Dark Horse Comics, including Wolverine, Venom, Sinestro, Lobo, Masks 2, and Harrow County.

Sergio Dávila has done several books for Dynamite Entertainment that include Lord of the Jungle, Red Sonja, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure, and Swords of Sorrow.

About Dark Horse
For 30 years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.


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