Dark Horse announced that two well-known names in comics, writer Fred Van Lente and artist Ariel Olivetti, will reunite for a Conan epic like no other!
In Conan and the People of the Black Circle, a four-issue miniseries set a decade after the current Conan series, fans will find Conan like they’ve never seen him—fully-painted by Olivetti!
“I’m thrilled to be working from one of the best Conan stories Howard ever wrote, with the most interesting female lead and one of the Cimmerians’ most compelling adversaries,” stated Van Lente. “But what I’m most excited about is seeing what Ariel Olivetti does with my scripts—he was born to draw Conan, and his painted artwork should attract anyone who doesn’t know anything about Conan or Robert E. Howard but just loves things that are awesome.”
Interesting female lead, you say? I’m intrigued, especially given that Conan is so well-known for its terrible treatment of female characters. It will also be interesting to see the writer of Incredible Hercules team up with the artist for Incredible Hulk…they maybe should have called this Incredible Conan? But I digress.
Conan and the People of the Black Circle #1 is on sale October 16 in comic shops everywhere.