More Robert E. Howard Characters Coming To the Marvel Universe

by James Ferguson

Marvel Comics is doubling down on Robert E. Howard after the success of Conan the Barbarian, Savage Sword of Conan, and Age of Conan: Belit and Valeria. Conan is even hanging out with the likes of Wolverine, Elektra, and the Punisher in Savage Avengers. The publisher has announced the more of Howard’s characters will be debuting soon including Dark Agnes, Solomon Kane, and more.

Editor Mark Basso says:

Our readers cannot get enough of Conan, and luckily, we have plenty more to give them. We’re very excited for readers and the heroes of the Marvel Universe to meet or reunite with more characters from the legendary Robert E. Howard mythos!

I have to say I’m a little confused about Marvel’s focus on Conan with the array of characters in the Marvel Universe already. Since they don’t own the character, why go after him this way? It must be working out for everyone involved.

Joakim Zetterberg, Executive Vice President at Conan Properties added:

With their world-building and storytelling expertise, we’re happy that Marvel now will go deeper into the Howardverse to explore more of all his fantastic characters, and spinning new, exiting yarns.

No details have been shared about specific appearances of these new characters, but I’m sure we can expect that soon.

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