Some projects should never be green lit, in my opinion, and Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown is one such project that I think should never have seen the light of day as Conan is transported to Las Vegas in modern age America. What next, Dart Vader hangs with Trump in teh White House? But, it may tickle some Conan fans’ fancies, so here’s a preview of the debut issue. Written by Saladin Ahmed with art by Luke Ross Conan: Battle for the Serpent Crown #1 comes out Wednesday 5th February from Marvel.
A DEADLY QUEST AND A DARING HEIST…IN THE AGE OF MARVELS! CONAN wanders the desert, and as he reaches the city, no Stygian temple nor Vendyhan fortress greets him. No, something far stranger: the lights of fabulous Las Vegas! Conan is far from home, and it’s time for him to tread the thrones of the Marvel Universe under his sandaled feet! The City of Sin is just the beginning for Conan’s solo jaunt by Eisner award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN) and Luke Ross (STAR WARS: ALLEGIANCE, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN), as the barbarian finds himself on a quest for a relic that predates even his Hyborian Age: the Serpent Crown of Atlantis! But will his battle for this crown earn Conan his own kingdom, or doom him to a nefarious trap set forth by MEPHISTO? Featuring a wide array of Marvel heroes and villains, this is an adventure you can’t afford to miss!