Bleeding Cool has learned at Portsmouth Comic Con, that legendary comic book writer Roy Thomas, writer of the original Avengers: Endgame, co-creator of Man-Thing, Morbius, Luke Cage, Ultron, Carol Danvers, Hellstrom, Wolverine, Iron Fist, The Invaders and so much more, is returning to Marvel Comics for a new story.
We already knew about the Invaders one-shot with Jerry Ordway, but Thomas will also be writing a new Conan story, to be drawn by the great Great British writer/artist Alan Davis, for the ongoing Savage Sword Of Conan series from Marvel Comics later this year. Around issue 10…
The story will be a prequel to the classic Conan tale People Of The Black Circle by Robert E Howard.
One of the original Conan novellas first serialised in 1934 issues, it saw Conan kidnapping a princess while foiling a nefarious plot of world conquest by the Black Seers of Yimsha. It is set in mythical Hyborian versions of India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan – Vendhya and Afghulistan. The story was originally adapted for comics by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and Alfredo Alcala in the seventies.
This may be a first for Davis on Conan, though he did draw a similar character, Kylun, for Excalibur – and this sketch we have found here…
Look forward to official confirmation soon. Here’s Roy Thomas at Portsmouth Comic Con, with the mayor of Portsmouth and Roy’s manager John Cimino.