Conan the Barbarian is returning to Marvel Comics in 2019, and Marvel isn’t wasting much time before putting the Cimmerian warrior in the path of the Avengers.
This unlikely team-up was revealed in the solicitation for Avengers: No Road Home #6. Based on the solicit text, it sounds as though the Scarlet Witch will bring the team back in time to the mythical Hyborian Age and join forces with Conan to battle the Night Queen.
The solicit teases, “It all starts when The Scarlet Witch enters the Hyborian Age, and continues when the Avengers take their fight to the Queen of the Night! And while Conan and the Avengers will fight together, the question remains… whose side is Conan really on?”
Marvel raised the prospect of a Conan/Avengers team-up earlier this year when news first broke that they had reacquired the Conan license. Here’s a teaser image featuring Conan joining forces with both Thor and Wolverine:
This wouldn’t be the first time Conan has crossed paths with Marvel’s heroes. 1984’s What If? #43 explored a hypothetical reality where Conan found himself stranded in the present. But based on this news, Marvel may be seeking to integrate Conan’s mythology more firmly into the larger Marvel Universe.
Avengers: No Road Home #6 will be written by Jim Zub, Mark Waid and Al Ewing and feature art from Sean Izaakse. The book is scheduled to debut in March 2019.
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