Another swashbuckling tale featuring Conan the Barbarian is coming, heralding the return of another classic Conan title. SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, written by Gerry Duggan with art by Ron Garney and covers by Alex Ross, will go on sale Wednesday, February 13. In addition to the covers by Ross, Kevin Eastman, Rahzzah, and George Perez will contribute variant covers.
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN will see the Marvel warrior in a tough spot when he finds himself captured -- but he isn't a prisoner for long when he unleashes his might on an unsuspecting pirate crew! But along the way, Conan will encounter dark secrets and begin following an ancient treasure that may prove to be dangerous.
Marvel.com spoke with Ron Garney to see where the amazing artist will be taking the brawling barbarian!
Marvel.com: You’re part of the return of a kind of character who hasn’t been part of the Marvel Universe in a while. What was it like to hear that Marvel was bringing Conan the Barbarian back for a “swords and sorcery” adventure book?
Ron Garney: Well, I was certainly very excited to hear about it, particularly because he was a character I had always wanted to take a crack at, and here was that opportunity, and even more exciting because of the fantasy, swords and sorcery genre. I had originally wanted to be a fantasy artist before comics so naturally it felt right for me.
Marvel.com: You completed your run on DAREDEVIL earlier this year, which is a grittier, street-level setting. Does working on SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN
scratch a different itch for you as an artist?
Ron Garney: With DAREDEVIL, I wanted to visually make it feel like the viewer was seeing the world the way Daredevil would, with stark contrasts and monochromatic color. Here I want the stark contrast but with a bit more rendered grit to reflect Conan’s personality. Working with Richard Isanoves on coloring, we’re going for a European look with watercolor that enhances that.