Conan the Barbarian will soon be saying goodbye to the Marvel Universe and his Savage Avengers buddies, as Titan Comics has announced that it has acquired the comic book license for Robert E. Howard’s legendary character and will begin publishing new Conan comics, graphic novels and remastered archives beginning in 2023.
Produced in partnership with entertainment studio Heroic Signatures, the new venture follows on from last year’s announcement that Titan’s book division is set to launch a range of new prose novels, short stories and illustrated Conan artbooks beginning in October. A Conan the Barbarian ongoing comic series will begin in 2023, while a number of miniseries are also in developing featuring Howard’s tapestry of iconic heroes.
“We have been working with Titan for a year on the prose side and established a good foundation for expanding our business together. When it became clear that Heroic Signatures would publish our own comics it was natural to partner with a team that we have known for decades. Their expertise in publishing is stellar and we couldn’t be more excited to launch a barbarian horde of titles like Conan, Solomon Kane, Dark Agnes, and many more together,” said Fredrik Malmberg, President of Heroic Signatures.
“Following on from the Conan fiction and illustrated books Titan Books is publishing this year with Heroic Signatures, we are very excited to be extending our relationship with our longstanding colleagues, Fred and Jay and their incredible team, to include Comics, Graphic Novels and Archive Editions through Titan Comics, for all the Robert E Howard properties which we will be launching in 2023,” added Titan Comics and Titan Books co-Publishers Vivian Cheung and Nick Landau.
Titan’s Conan the Barbarian ongoing series will launch in May 2023.