Conan (Dark Horse Comics)

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Conan
A double panel from issue #0 - The Legend
Publication information
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Number of issues 172 (including one-shots and mini-series)

Conan, the sword-and-sorcery character created by Robert E. Howard, is the protagonist of five major comic series published by Dark Horse Comics. The first series, titled simply Conan, ran for 50 issues from 2004 to 2008; the second, titled Conan the Cimmerian, began publication in 2008 and lasted 25 issues until 2010; the third series, titled Conan: Road of Kings, started publishing in December 2010 and ended in January 2012 after 12 issues; a fourth series, titled King Conan and which takes place during Conan's time as king, launched in February 2011; a fifth series, titled Conan the Barbarian, continuing from Road of Kings, lasted 25 issues from February 2012 to March 2014; a sixth series, titled Conan the Avenger, starts publishing in April 2014. Dark Horse has also published a few one-shots and half a dozen mini-series.

Dark Horse is also publishing ongoing series of collections of the original Marvel Comics Conan the Barbarian, The Savage Sword of Conan [the Barbarian] and King Conan series in graphic novel format.

Overview[edit]

Dark Horse Comics began their take on Conan in 2003 with a one-shot prologue, Conan #0: Conan the Legend.[1]

The Conan, Conan the Cimmerian, Conan: Road of Kings and Conan the Barbarian series present a fresh interpretation, incorporating both new material and adaptations of stories by Robert E. Howard, with no other connection to many Marvel Comics series or other post-Howard material. An ongoing dialogue between two characters, the Prince and the Wazir, living in an age centuries in Conan's future, is often used as a framing device for the stories.

Each issue also contains "The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob (True Stories from the Life of Robert E. Howard)" by Jim & Ruth Keegan.

Core appearances[edit]

  • Conan #0: The Legend (2003), 1 issue.
  • Conan (2004–2008), 50 issues.
  • Conan And the Daughters of Midora (2004), 1 issue.
  • Conan And the Jewels of Gwahlur (2005), 3 issues.
  • Conan And the Demons of Khitai (2005–2006), 4 issues.
  • Conan: Book of Thoth (2006), 4 issues.
  • Conan: Free Comic Book Day Edition (2006), 1 issue.
  • Conan And the Songs of the Dead (2006), 5 issues.
  • Hyborian Adventures: SDCC Free Giveaway (2006), 1 issue.
  • Conan And the Midnight God (2007), 5 issues.
  • Conan: Trophy (2007), 1 online eight-page issue.
  • Conan the Cimmerian (2008-2010), 26 issues.
  • Conan And the Mad King of Gaul (2009), 2 online eight-page issues.
  • Conan: The Weight of the Crown (2010), 1 issue.
  • Conan: Kiss of the Undead (2010), 1 online eight-page issue.
  • Conan: Road of Kings (2010-2012), 12 issues.
  • King Conan (2011-), 16 issues, ongoing.
  • Conan: Island of No Return (2011), 2 issues.
  • Conan the Barbarian (2012-2014), 25 issues.
  • Conan: Children of the Sun (2012), 1 eight-page issue.
  • Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast (2012-2013), 5 issues.
  • Conan and the People of the Black Circle (2013-2014), 5 issues.
  • Conan the Avenger (2014-), 5 issues, ongoing.

Conan (ongoing series)[edit]

The five main Dark Horse Conan series, Conan, Conan the Cimmerian, Conan: Road of Kings, Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Avenger make up a larger ongoing series. This is indicated by numbering on the inner cover of these books with the text, "Number [#] in a series".

Conan[edit]

Conan was Dark Horse Comics' first series about Conan the Cimmerian. The comic's art consists of only color and pencilwork, with no inkwork, providing a painterly aesthetic. The series follows Dale Rippke's "Darkstorm" chronology. The story "Helm" in Conan #18 addresses one of the major "faults" in that chronology.

Issue Date Title Story Art Color Cover
#0 November 12, 2003 Conan the Legend[2] Kurt Busiek Cary Nord Dave Stewart Cary Nord
#1 February, 2004 Out of the Darksome Hills Original cover by Joseph Michael Linsner,
Variant covers by Cary Nord;
J. Scott Campbell
#2 March 24, 2004 The Frost Giant's Daughter Kurt Busiek,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Frost Giant's Daughter"
Joseph Michael Linsner
#3 April 28, 2004 At the Back of the North Wind Kurt Busiek
#4 May 26, 2004 The Gates of Paradise
#5 June 23, 2004 Ashes and Dust
#6 July 28, 2004 Day of Farewell
#7 August 25, 2004 Blood for Blood
#8 September 22, 2004 Born on the Battlefield
(Born on the Battlefield — Part 1)
Greg Ruth
#9 October 20, 2004 Two Nemedians Walk into a Bar Cary Nord
Thomas Yeates
Dave Stewart Leinil Francis Yu
#10 November 17, 2004 The Temple of Kallian Publico Kurt Busiek,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The God in the Bowl"
#11 December 22, 2004 The God in the Bowl
#12 January 26, 2005 The Hanumar Road Kurt Busiek
#13 February 23, 2005 The Devil Within
#14 March 23, 2005 The Ibis and the Serpent Cary Nord
Tom Mandrake
Thomas Yeates
#15 April 20, 2005 Wolves in the Woods
(Born on the Battlefield — Part 2)
Greg Ruth
#16 May 18, 2005 Horror on Uskuth Hill Cary Nord Dave Stewart Cary Nord
Dave Stewart
#17 June 22, 2005 The City of Thieves
#18 July 20, 2005 Helm[3] Kurt Busiek
Fabian Nicieza
John Severin Michelle Madsen
Conan's Favorite Joke[4] Kurt Busiek Bruce Timm
#19 August 24, 2005 The Thing in the Temple Cary Nord Dave Stewart
#20 September 21, 2005 The Tower of the Elephant Kurt Busiek,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Tower of the Elephant"
Ladrönn
#21 October 19, 2005 The Prince of Thieves
#22 November 23, 2005 The Heart of Yag-Kosha
#23 December 21, 2005 The Battle of Brita's Vale
(Born on the Battlefield — Part 3)
Kurt Busiek Greg Ruth
#24 January 18, 2006 The Magistrate's Wife Cary Nord Dave Stewart Cary Nord
Dave Stewart
#25 February 15, 2006 The Hand of the Might Tony Harris
#26 March 22, 2006 Seeds of Empire
(A Tale of Princes - and, perhaps, of Kings!)[2][4]
Timothy Truman
#27 April 19, 2006 The Blood-Stained Crown
(A tale of those who tread The Path of Kings!)
#28 May 17, 2006 Storyteller[4] Eric Powell
#29 June 21, 2006 The Toad Mike Mignola,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
synopsis "The Hall of the Dead"
Cary Nord
#30 July 19, 2006 The Serpent
#31 August 16, 2006 The Hall of the Dead
#32 September 20, 2006 Wild Cimmerian Bull
(Born on the Battlefield — Part 4)
Kurt Busiek Greg Ruth
#33 October 18, 2006 Dogs of the Hills Timothy Truman Cary Nord Dave Stewart Tony Harris
#34 November 22, 2006 The Sons of Bel
#35 December 20, 2006 They Shall Be Lords Again[4] Timothy Truman Paul Lee
#36 January 17, 2007 Silent to the Sea
#37 February 21, 2007 Rat's Den Paul Lee Cary Nord Richard Isanove Richard Isanove
Cary Nord
#38 March 21, 2007 The Maze
#39 April 18, 2007 In the Tower of Tara-Teth[4] Kurt Busiek Rafael Kayanan Cary Nord
#40 May 16, 2007 The Tale of the Head Timothy Truman Paul Lee Dave Stewart Paul Lee
#41 June 20, 2007 Rogues at the Door Timothy Truman,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"Rogues In the House"
Cary Nord Richard Isanove Cary Nord
#42 July 18, 2007 Red House, Red Priest
#43 August 29, 2007 The Pits of Refuge Tomas Giorello
#44 October 3, 2007 Man vs. Beast Cary Nord
#45 October 17, 2007 Venarium
(Born on the Battlefield — Part 5)
Kurt Busiek Greg Ruth
#46 November 21, 2007 Over the Walls
(Born on the Battlefield — Part 6)
#47 December 19, 2007 The Spawn of Nergal
(Cover title "The Hand of Nergal")
Timothy Truman,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Hand of Nergal"
Tomàs Giorello J.D. Mettler
Tony Shasteen
Tomàs Giorello
#48 January 23, 2008 Darkness Over Yaralet
(Cover title "Darkness Rising")
J.D. Mettler
#49 February 20, 2008 Flesh for the Gods of the Night José Villarrúbia
#50 May 7, 2008 The Hand of Nergal

Controversy[edit]

Nude variant cover of Conan #24.

Starting at issue #24, Tony Harris became the permanent cover artist. One of the first pieces of art Harris submitted to Conan editor Scott Allie was a fully nude version of the cover of #24. Allie inserted the artwork in a blurb at the back of Conan And the Demons of Khitai #3. This displeased some comic store owners, and Conan And the Demons of Khitai #3 was reprinted with a censored cover in the blurb. Even so, 4,000 copies of Conan #24 were printed with the nude cover, and distributed through the Diamond Dateline retail newsletter shrink-wrapped in black plastic.[5][6]

Awards[edit]

  • 4 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
  • Best Single Issue or One-Shot: Conan #0: "The Legend "
  • 4 Eagle Awards
  • Favourite new comicbook: Conan

Conan the Cimmerian[edit]

Conan the Cimmerian was Dark Horse Comics' second series about Conan. A 99¢ issue #0 was published June 2008, followed by the first issue of the series in July (with the usual cover price of $2.99). The series ended with issue #25 in November 2010.

Issue Date Title Writer Penciller Color Cover
#0 June 25, 2008 Cimmeria[7] Timothy Truman Tomás Giorello José Villarrubia Tomás Giorello
#1 July 16, 2008 Hunter's Moon Tomás Giorello
Richard Corben[8]
Original cover by Frank Cho,
Variant cover by Joe Kubert
#2 August 13, 2008 Mark of the Wolf Frank Cho
#3 September 17, 2008 Path of Mist
#4 October 15, 2008 The Skrae
#5 November 19, 2008 The Wolf's Promise
#6 December 17, 2008 Homecoming
#7 January 21, 2009 Darkness and the Night
#8 February 25, 2009 The Scorpion Timothy Truman,
adapting Robert E.
Howard's
"Black Colossus"
Tomás Giorello Joseph Michael Linsner
#9 March 25, 2009 The Mercenary
#10 April 29, 2009 The Commander
#11 June 3, 2009 The Face on the Coin
#12 July 22, 2009 The Battle of Shamla Pass
#13 August 19, 2009 Black Altar
#14 September 23, 2009 Home For the Hunt Timothy Truman Joe Kubert
Timothy Truman
#15 November 4, 2009 The Sorrow of Akivasha Paul Lee
#16 November 18, 2009 Free Companions Tomás Giorello José Villarrubia
#17 January 6, 2010
#18 February 3, 2010
#19 March 3, 2010 Kozaki
#20 April 28, 2010 Cary Nord
Dave Stewart
#21 June 2, 2010
#22 July 7, 2010 Iron Shadows in the Moon Timothy Truman,
adapting Robert E.
Howard's
"Shadows in the Moonlight"
Tomás Giorello
Paul Lee
#23 August 25, 2010 Tomás Giorello Tomás Giorello
#24 October 20, 2010
#25 November 24, 2010

Conan: Road of Kings[edit]

Conan: Road of Kings is Dark Horse Comics' third ongoing series about Conan. It featured Roy Thomas as the writer and Mike Hawthorne as the primary artist on the series.

Issue Date Title Story Art Color Cover
#1 December 15, 2010 Untitled Roy Thomas Mike Hawthorne Dave Stewart Original cover by Doug Wheatley,
Variant cover by Dale Keown
#2 January 26, 2011 Shadizar the Wicked Doug Wheatley
#3 March 2, 2011 Untitled
#4 April 27, 2011 Untitled Dan Jackson
#5 May 25, 2011 Untitled
#6 June 22, 2011 Untitled
#7 August 17, 2011 Of Princes and Plotters Aleksi Briclot
#8 September 21, 2011 The Horrors Beneath the Stones
#9 October 19, 2011 When Death Takes Wing... Dan Panosian
#10 November 16, 2011 Is Tarantia Burning?
#11 December 21, 2011 A Cimmerian in Argos Mike Hawthorne
#12 January 18, 2012 Conan's Day in Court

Conan the Barbarian[edit]

Conan the Barbarian is Dark Horse Comics' fourth ongoing series about Conan. Brian Wood's run on the series is slated for twenty-five issues and will expand on Robert E. Howard's, "Queen of the Black Coast." The first issue was released on February 8, 2012.

Issue Date Title Story Art Color Cover
#1 February 8, 2012 Queen of the Black Coast Brian Wood,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"Queen of the Black Coast",
chapter 1
Becky Cloonan Dave Stewart Original cover by Massimo Carnevale,
Variant cover by Becky Cloonan
#2 March 14, 2012 Original cover by Massimo Carnevale,
Variant cover by Leandro Fernandez
with Dave Stewart
#3 April 11, 2012 Original cover by Massimo Carnevale,
Variant cover by John Paul Leon
with Dave Stewart
#4 May 16, 2012 The Argos Deception Brian Wood James Harren Massimo Carnevale
#5 June 13, 2012
#6 July 11, 2012
#7 August 8, 2012 Border Fury Becky Cloonan
#8 September 12, 2012 Vasilis Lolos
#9 October 10, 2012
#10 November 14, 2012 The Death Declan Shalvey
#11 December 12, 2012
#12 January 16, 2013
#13 February 20, 2013 The Woman on the Wall Mirko Colak
#14 March 20, 2013
#15 April 17, 2013 Andrea Mutti
#16 May 15, 2013 The Nightmare of the Shallows Davide Gianfelice
#17 June 19, 2013
#18 July 17, 2013
#19 August 21, 2013 Black Stones Paul Azaceta
#20 September 18, 2013
#21 October 16, 2013
#22 November 20, 2013 The Song of Bêlit Brian Wood,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"Queen of the Black Coast",
chapters 2–5
Riccardo Burchielli
#23 December 18, 2013
#24 January 22, 2014
#25 February 19, 2014

Conan the Avenger[edit]

Conan the Avenger is Dark Horse Comics' fifth ongoing series about Conan. Fred Van Lente will be writing the series.[9]

Issue Date Title Story Art Color Cover
#1 April 23, 2014 Shadows Over Kush Fred Van Lente,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Snout in the Dark"
Brian Ching Michael Atiyeh Iain McCaig
#2 May 28, 2014 Kilian Plunkett
#3 June 25, 2014 Philip Tan
and Romulo Fajardo Jr.
#4 July 23, 2014 Eduardo Francisco Fiona Staples
#5 August 27, 2014 Dan Scott
#6 September 24, 2014 Daryl Mandryk
#7 October 29, 2014 Fred Van Lente Brian Ching
#8 November 26, 2014 John Picacio

Conan (mini-series and one-shots)[edit]

In addition to the ongoing series, there are also several miniseries and one shots.

Title Date Story Art Color Cover
Conan: and the Daughters of Midora[10] October 6, 2004 Jimmy Palmiotti Mark Texeira
Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur #1 April 13, 2005 P. Craig Russell,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Jewels of Gwahlur"
P. Craig Russell Lovern Kindzierski P. Craig Russell
#2 May 11, 2005
#3 June 15, 2005
Conan and the Demons of Khitai #1 October 5, 2005 Akira Yoshida Paul Lee Pat Lee
#2 November 2, 2005
#3 December 7, 2005
#4 January 25, 2006
Conan: Book of Thoth #1 March 15, 2006 Kurt Busiek
& Len Wein
Kelley Jones Michelle Madsen Kelley Jones
#2 April 19, 2006
#3 May 24, 2006
#4 June 21, 2006
Star Wars/Conan FCBD 2006
"Conan: The Spear"
May 6, 2006 Timothy Truman Paul Lee Dave Stewart Paul Lee
Conan and the Songs of the Dead #1 July 5, 2006 Joe R. Lansdale Timothy Truman Dave Stewart Timothy Truman
#2 August 9, 2006
#3 September 20, 2006
#4 October 18, 2006
#5 November 29, 2006
Conan Funcom Special
"Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures"
July 2006 The Age of Conan
Joshua Dysart
The Age of Conan
Tone Rodriguez (pencils)
Sean P. Parsons (inks)
The Age of Conan
Michelle Madsen
Cary Nord
The Road of Kings
Timothy Truman
The Road of Kings
Cary Nord
The Road of Kings
Dave Stewart
Conan and the Midnight God #1 January 17, 2007 Joshua Dysart Will Conrad Juan Ferreyra Jason Shawn Alexander
#2 February 28, 2007
#3 April 4, 2007
#4 June 6, 2007
#5 July 25, 2007
MySpace Dark Horse Presents #11
"Conan: Trophy"
June 2008 Benjamin Truman
& Timothy Truman
Marian Churchland N/A
MySpace Dark Horse Presents #28-29
"Conan and the Mad King of Gaul"
Part 1 November 2009 Darick Robertson Tony Avina N/A
Part 2 December 2009
Conan: The Weight of the Crown January 13, 2010 Darick Robertson Tony Avina Darick Robertson
USA Today
"Conan: Kiss of the Undead"[11]
November 23, 2010 Ron Marz Bart Sears (pencils)
Randy Elliot (inks)
Mark Roberts N/A
Conan: Island of No Return #1 June 15, 2011 Ron Marz Bart Sears (pencils)
Randy Elliot (inks)
Mark Roberts Michael Kutsche
#2 July 20, 2011
Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast 5 issues from
October 2012
Victor Gischler Attila Futaki Jok Attila Futaki
Conan and the People of the Black Circle #1 October 23, 2013 Fred Van Lente,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The People of the Black Circle"
Ariel Olivetti
#2 November 27, 2013
#3 December 11, 2013
#4 January 29, 2014

Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast was originally published as an ePlate™ exclusive miniseries.[12] The back-ups in these issues were reprinted from Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword, and were later collected in the trade paperbacks for that series.

King Conan (series of mini-series)[edit]

King Conan is an ongoing series of miniseries about Conan during his time as king of Aquilonia.[13] The first issue was released in February 2011.

Issue Date Title Story Art Color Cover
#1 February 23, 2011 The Scarlet Citadel Timothy Truman,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Scarlet Citadel"
Tomás Giorello José Villarrubia Gerald Parel
#2 March 30, 2011 Darick Robertson
#3 April 27, 2011
#4 May 25, 2011
#5 January 25, 2012 The Phoenix on the Sword Timothy Truman,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Phoenix on the Sword"
Tomás Giorello José Villarrubia Andrew Robinson
#6 February 29, 2012
#7 March 28, 2012
#8 April 25, 2012
#9 May 29, 2013 Hour of the Dragon Timothy Truman,
adapting Robert E. Howard's
"The Hour of the Dragon"
Tomás Giorello José Villarrubia Sanjulian
#10 June 26, 2013 Gerald Parel
#11 July 31, 2013
#12 August 28, 2013
#13 September 25, 2013
#14 October 30, 2013
#15 February 26, 2014 The Conqueror[14] Tomás Giorello José Villarrubia Tomás Giorello
#16 March 26, 2014
#17 April 30, 2014
#18 May 28, 2014
#19 June 25, 2014
#20 July 30, 2014

Collections[edit]

Conan (ongoing series)[edit]

Volume Series Title Collects Cover Published ISBN
0 Conan Born on the Battlefield
  • Conan #8
  • Conan #15
  • Conan #23
  • Conan #32
  • Conan #45-46
Greg Ruth May 21, 2008 (HC)
June 18, 2008 (TPB)
978-1-59307-980-2 (HC)
978-1-59307-981-9 (TPB)
1 The Frost Giant's Daughter
and other stories
  • Conan #1-6
  • Conan #7 (first 14 pages)
Cary Nord March 30, 2005 (HC)
March 30, 2005 (TPB)
978-1-59307-324-4 (HC)
978-1-59307-301-5 (TPB)
2 The God in the Bowl
and other stories
  • Conan #7 (last 8 pages)
  • Conan #9-14
September 28, 2005 (HC)
October 05, 2005 (TPB)
978-1-59307-440-1 (HC)
978-1-59307-403-6 (TPB)
3 The Tower of the Elephant
and other stories
  • Conan #0
  • Conan #16-17
  • Conan #19-22
May 17, 2006 (HC)
June 21, 2006 (TPB)
978-1-59307-576-7 (HC)
978-1-59307-547-7 (TPB)
4 The Hall of the Dead
and other stories
  • Conan #24-25
  • Conan #29-31
  • Conan #33-34
May 30, 2007 (HC)
June 13, 2007 (TPB)
978-1-59307-796-9 (HC)
978-1-59307-775-4 (TPB)
5 Rogues in the House
and other stories
  • Conan #37-38
  • Conan #41-44
March 26, 2008 (HC)
March 26, 2008 (TPB)
978-1-59307-941-3 (HC)
978-1-59307-903-1 (TPB)
6 The Hand of Nergal
  • Conan #47-50
Tomàs Giorello September 17, 2008 (HC)
September 17, 2008 (TPB)
978-1-59582-179-9 (HC)
978-1-59582-178-2 (TPB)
7 Conan
the Cimmerian
Cimmeria
  • Conan the Cimmerian #0-7
Tomàs Giorello May 27, 2009 (HC)
May 20, 2009 (TPB)
978-1-59582-341-0 (HC)
978-1-59582-283-3 (TPB)
8 Black Colossus
  • Conan the Cimmerian #8-13
April 28, 2010 (HC)
June 02, 2010 (TPB)
978-1-59582-507-0 (HC)
978-1-59582-533-9 (TPB)
9 Free Companions
  • Conan the Cimmerian #14
  • Conan the Cimmerian #16-21
November 10, 2010 (HC)
March 09, 2011 (TPB)
978-1-59582-592-6 (HC)
978-1-59582-623-7 (TPB)
10 Iron Shadows in the Moon
and other stories
  • Conan the Cimmerian #22-25
  • Conan and the Mad King of Gaul
  • Conan: Weight of the Crown
Cary Nord April 6, 2011 (HC)
May 4, 2011 (TPB)
978-1-59582-712-8 (HC)
978-1-59582-713-5 (TPB)
11 Conan:
Road of Kings
Road of Kings
  • Conan: Road of Kings #1-6
Doug Wheatley February 1, 2012 (HC)
June 27, 2012 (TPB)
978-1-59582-817-0 (HC)
978-1-59582-824-8 (TPB)
12 Throne of Aquilonia
  • Conan: Road of Kings #7-12
Aleksi Briclot July 25, 2012 (HC)
January 16, 2013 (TPB)
978-1-59582-904-7 (HC)
978-1-59582-905-4 (TPB)
13 Conan
the Barbarian
Queen of the Black Coast
  • Conan the Barbarian #1-6
Massimo Carnevale January 9, 2013 (HC)
June 19, 2013 (TPB)
978-1-61655-042-4 (HC)
978-1-61655-043-1 (TPB)
14 The Death
  • Conan the Barbarian #7-12
July 17, 2013 (HC)
December 18, 2013 (TPB)
978-1-61655-122-3 (HC)
978-1-61655-123-0 (TPB)
15 The Nightmare of the Shallows
  • Conan the Barbarian #13-18
January 22, 2014 (HC)
July 16, 2014 (TPB)
978-1-61655-233-6 (HC)
978-1-61655-385-2 (TPB)
16 The Song of Bêlit
  • Conan the Barbarian #19-25
September 2, 2014 (HC) 978-1-61655-430-9 (HC)
17 Conan
the Avenger
Shadows Over Kush
  • Conan the Avenger #1-6
March 4, 2015 (HC) 978-1-61655-522-1 (HC)

Conan super-sized collections

Title Collects Cover Published Details ISBN
The Colossal Conan[15]
  • Conan #0-50
Mark Schultz November 13, 2013
  • Introduction by Kurt Busiek
  • Afterword by Timothy Truman
  • 1,264 pages
978-1-61655-228-2 (HC)

Conan (mini-series and one-shots)[edit]

Some of these collections also collect issues from the Conan ongoing line of comics, yet they were not collected as part the ongoing collections.

Title Collects Cover Published ISBN
Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur
  • Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur #1-3
P. Craig Russell December 28, 2005 978-1-59307-491-3 (TPB)
Conan and the Demons of Khitai
  • Conan and the Demons of Khitai #1-4
Pat Lee July 12, 2006 978-1-59307-543-9 (TPB)
Conan: Book of Thoth
  • Conan: Book of Thoth #1-4
Kelley Jones December 13, 2006 978-1-59307-648-1 (TPB)
Conan and the Songs of the Dead
  • Conan and the Songs of the Dead #1-5
Timothy Truman April 11, 2007 978-1-59307-718-1 (TPB)
Conan and the Midnight God
  • The Age of Conan
  • Conan and the Midnight God #1-5
Jason Shawn Alexander November 14, 2007 978-1-59307-852-2 (TPB)
The Blood-Stained Crown
and other stories
  • Conan #18
  • Conan #26-28
  • Conan #39
Cary Nord January 30, 2008 978-1-59307-886-7 (TPB)
The Spear and other stories
  • Conan: The Spear
  • Conan #35-36
  • Conan #40
  • Conan the Cimmerian #15
June 16, 2010 978-1-59582-523-0 (TPB)
Conan and the Daughters of Midora
and other stories
  • Conan and the Daughters of Midora
  • Conan: Trophy
  • Conan: Kiss of the Undead
  • Conan: Island of No Return #1-2
  • Children of the Sun (New story by Michael Avon Oeming)
Mark Texeira August 15, 2012 978-1-59582-917-7 (TPB)
Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast
  • Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast #1-5
Attila Futaki January 29, 2014 978-1-61655-244-2 (TPB)
Conan and the People of the Black Circle
  • Conan and the People of the Black Circle #1-4
Ariel Olivetti May 7, 2014 978-1-61655-459-0 (HC)

King Conan[edit]

Volume Series Title Collects Cover Published ISBN
1 King Conan The Scarlet Citadel
  • King Conan #1-4
Gerald Parel February 15, 2012 (TPB) 978-1-59582-838-5 (TPB)
2 The Phoenix on the Sword
  • King Conan #5-8
Andrew Robinson February 13, 2013 (TPB) 978-1-61655-029-5 (TPB)
3 The Hour of the Dragon King
  • King Conan #9-14
Gerald Parel April 23, 2014 (TPB) 978-1-61655-307-4 (TPB)

Adaptations of Robert E. Howard's original stories[edit]

An interior panel of the Conan #2 (Collected in The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories) comic adaptation by Kurt Busiek featuring art by Cary Nord and Thomas Yeates. The original short story was written by Robert E. Howard in 1932 and was not published during his brief lifetime.

Conan adapts these stories:

Conan the Cimmerian adapts these stories:

Conan the Barbarian adapts these stories:

Conan the Avenger adapts these stories:

The People of the Black Circle (mini-series) adapts:

Conan And the Jewels of Gwahlur (mini-series and collection) adapts:

King Conan adapts these stories:

Collections of Marvel Comics comics[edit]

The Chronicles of Conan[edit]

This series collects Marvel Comics' Conan the Barbarian (unless noted), digitally re-coloured.

By Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith (unless noted):

  • Volume 1: Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories (2003) — collects issues 1-8.
  • Volume 2: Rogues In the House and Other Stories (2003) — collects issues 9-13, 16.
  • Volume 3: The Monster of the Monoliths and Other Stories (2003) — collects issues 14-15, 17-21 (also by Gil Kane).
  • Volume 4: The Song of Red Sonja and Other Stories (2004) — collects issues 23-26 and Red Nails, originally published in Savage Tales 2 & 3.

By Roy Thomas and John Buscema (unless noted):

  • Volume 5: The Shadow In the Tomb and Other Stories (2004) — collects issues 27-34.
  • Volume 6: The Curse of the Golden Skull and Other Stories (2004) — collects issues 35-42 (also by Neal Adams and Rich Buckler).
  • Volume 7: The Dweller In the Pool and Other Stories (2005) — collects issues 43-51.
  • Volume 8: Brothers of the Blade and Other Stories (2006) — collects issues 52-59 (also by Mike Ploog).
  • Volume 9: Riders of the River-Dragons and Other Stories (2005) — collects issues 60-63, 65, 69-71 (also by Val Mayerik).
  • Volume 10: When Giants Walk the Earth and Other Stories (2006) — collects issues 72-77, 79-81 (also by Howard Chaykin).
  • Volume 11: The Dance of the Skull and Other Stories (2007) — collects issues 82-86, 88-90 (also by Howard Chaykin).
  • Volume 12: The Beast King of Abombi and Other Stories (2007)— collects issues 91, 93-100.
  • Volume 13: Whispering Shadows and Other Stories (November 2007) — collects issues 92, 101-107 (also by Sal Buscema).
  • Volume 14: Shadow of the Beast and Other Stories (2008) — collects issues 108-115.
  • Volume 15: The Corridor of Mullah-Kajar and Other Stories (July 2008) — collects issues 116-121 and Conan Annual #2 (also by J.M. DeMatteis and Larry Hama).
  • Volume 16: The Eternity War and Other Stories (December 2008) — collects issues 122-126 and Conan Annual #4-5 (also by J.M. DeMatteis).

By Roy Thomas, J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Jones and Gil Kane

  • Volume 17: The Creation Quest and Other Stories (February 2009) — collects issues 127-134 and Conan Annual #6.

By Bruce Jones and John Buscema and others

  • Volume 18: The Isle of the Dead and Other Stories (September 2009) — collects issues 135-142.
  • Volume 19: Deathmark and Other Stories (June 2010) — collects issues 143-150.

By Michael Fleisher and John Buscema and others

  • Volume 20: Night of the Wolf and Other Stories (December 2010) — collects issues 151-159.
  • Volume 21: Blood of the Titan and Other Stories (August 2011) — collects 160-167 and Conan Annual #7.
  • Volume 22: Reavers In the Borderland and Other Stories (July 2012)— collects Conan Annuals #8 and #9, and issues 168-173.

By Jim Owsley and John Buscema and others

  • Volume 23: Well of Souls and Other Stories (April 2013) — collects issues 174-181 and Conan Annual #10.
  • Volume 24: Blood Dawn and Other Stories (July 2013) — collects issues 182-189 and Conan Annual #11.
  • Volume 25: Exodus and Other Stories (November 2013) — collects issues 190-199.
  • Volume 26: Legion of the Dead and Other Stories (April 2014)
  • Volume 27: Sands Upon the Earth and Other Stories (July 2014)
  • Volume 28: Blood And Ice and Other Stories (December 2014)

The Savage Sword of Conan[edit]

This series collects Marvel Comics' The Savage Sword of Conan.

Volume Collects Story Art Published ISBN
1 #1-10 Roy Thomas Barry Windsor-Smith
John Buscema
Alfredo Alcala
Pablo Marcos
and others
January 2, 2008 ISBN 9781593078386
2 #11-24 Roy Thomas Barry Windsor-Smith
John Buscema
February 27, 2008 ISBN 9781593078942
3 #25-36 Roy Thomas John Buscema
Alfredo Alcala
Jim Starlin
Al Milgrom
Pablo Marcos
and others
May 21, 2008 ISBN 9781593079604
4 #37-48 Roy Thomas John Buscema
Sal Buscema
Ernie Colon
Klaus Janson
Gil Kane
Tony DeZuniga
and others
October 8, 2008 ISBN 9781595821492
5 #49-60 Roy Thomas John Buscema
and others
February 18, 2009 ISBN 9781595821751
6 #61-71 Roy Thomas
Michael Fleisher
Bruce Jones
John Buscema
and others
August 26, 2009 ISBN 9781595823755
7 #72-84 Chris Claremont
Michael Fleisher
Bruce Jones
John Buscema
Ernie Chan
Alfredo Alcala
and others
April 28, 2010 ISBN 9781595825100
8 #85-93 Michael Fleisher
Alan Zelenetz
Jim Owsley
Jim Neal
Gil Kane
John Buscema
Val Mayerik
Bob Camp
and others
September 22, 2010 ISBN 9781595825827
9 #94-101 Michael Fleisher John Buscema
Val Mayerik
Pablo Marcos
Ernie Chan
Vince Colletta
Rudy Nebres
February 2, 2011 ISBN 9781595826480
10 #103-111 Michael Fleisher
Don Kraar
Jim Neal
Alan Rowlands
Jim Owsley
Bill Mantlo
Pablo Marcos
Val Mayerik
Ernie Chan
Gary Kwapisz
Bob Camp
William Johnson
Geof Isherwood
Dave Simons
Rudy Nebres
Tony Salmons
Mike Docherty
Tim Burgard
September 7, 2011 ISBN 9781595827999
11 #112-120 Larry Yakata
Michael Fleisher
Don Kraar
Pablo Marcos
Val Mayerik
Ernie Chan
Gary Kwapisz
Dave Simons
Rudy Nebres
May 2, 2012 ISBN 9781595829030
12 #121-130 Don Kraar
Larry Yakata
Jim Owsley
Mike Docherty
Gary Kwapisz
Ernie Chan
Rudy Nebres
Fraja Bator
November 7, 2012 ISBN 9781595829405
13 #131-140 Charles Dixon
Larry Yakata
Don Kraar
Gary Kwapisz
Dave Simons
Dave Simons
Andy Kubert
Ernie Chan
April 3, 2013 ISBN 9781616550608
14 #141-150 Charles Dixon Gary Kwapisz
Ernie Chan
August 7, 2013 ISBN 9781616551919
15 #151-160 Charles Dixon
Don Kraar
Gary Kwapisz
Ernie Chan
Andy Kubert
December 4, 2013 ISBN 9781616551490
16 #161-170 Charles Dixon
Gerry Conway
Gary Kwapisz
Mike Docherty
Jorge Zaffino
Ernie Chan
Andy Kubert
May 21, 2014 ISBN 9781616553678
17 #171-180 N/A N/A September 17, 2014 ISBN 9781616553685

The Chronicles of King Conan[edit]

This series collects Marvel Comics' King Conan:

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Story is about the Prince and the Wazir reading the stories rather than about Conan, some events in Conan's life may have been altered.
  3. ^ This story follows on from Conan's lost helm on the final page of issue 3, and follows its journey.
  4. ^ a b c d e This story is out of sequence, showing future events in Conan's life.
  5. ^ "Dark Horse Clears Up Conan's Naked Cover Issue". Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  6. ^ "CONAN #24". Mania Comics. Retrieved 2007-02-22. 
  7. ^ Inspired by a poem by Robert E. Howard.
  8. ^ Richard Corben's part as substories of the adventures of Connacht, grandfather of Conan.
  9. ^ Ching, Albert. "NYCC Exclusive: Fred Van Lente Takes on "Conan the Barbarian"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ Geddes, John (November 23, 2010). "Conan the Barbarian rides again in "Kiss of the Undead"". USA Today. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Get Exclusive DH Comics with the Dynamics ePlate™ Credit Card". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  13. ^ Dark Horse crowns King Conan: Hour of the Dragon in May
  14. ^ "Dark Horse Comics gives a first look at "King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon"". Examiner.com. 
  15. ^ "The Colossal Conan". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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