Conan the Barbarian: Bound In Black Stone Vol.1

Illustrated by Rob De La Torre
Text by (art/photo books) Jim Zub
Paperback
$17.99 US
6.71"W x 10.16"H x 0.25"D   | 11 oz | 46 per carton
On sale Feb 13, 2024 | 128 Pages | 978-1-78774-014-3
He is CONAN THE BARBARIAN - THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF ALL TIME and he's back in this all-new fantasy graphic novel, heralding a new era of savage, sword-slashing, brooding action, in search of high adventure and blood-soaked battle! BY CROM!

90 years ago, Robert E. Howard forged a whole new genre – SWORD AND SORCERY when he unleashed his immortal creation CONAN on an unsuspecting world.


Often copied, but never bettered, this is the welcome return of the first and mightiest hero ever to stride and slash his way across the world. Featuring an action-packed script written by Jim Zub that would make Robert E. Howard proud, and Buscema-inspired dynamic artwork by Roberto De La Torre! Together these two titans of the comic world have breathed new life into one of the most recognizable characters in fiction and in doing so, have unleashed a fantastic new era!

On the eve of his first major battle, young Conan of Cimmeria pictures a life beyond the borders of his homeland and yearns for a life of adventure undreamt of in his small village. Visions of future allies and unspeakable evils he will eventually encounter throughout his fabled life fill his mind, as he makes the choice to take his first fateful step into the Hyborian Age in search of blood-soaked glory.

For fans of heroic blood-soaked action-adventure and ancient arcane wizardry.

Collects issues #1-4, plus material from the Free Comic Book Day 2023 special edition.
Jim Zub is best known, apart from Conan, for Skullkickers which launched in 2010 and ran for 33 issues. He is a writer, artist, and editor who got his break in 2001 with his first comic Makeshit Miracle. He went on to write for IDW, Marvel and Cartoon Network and has written for Street Fighter, Samurai Jack, Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers, Dungeons and Dragons, Wolverine and created Wayward. In 2019 Zub wrote Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons: Chapter II: Painscape which was nominated for the 2022 Eisner ‘Best Graphic Album’. Over his career he has won and been nominated for numerous awards including the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Award, Yalsa, Animex, and the Jos Shuster Canadian Comic Award for Outstanding Writer.

Roberto de la Torre is a Spanish artist who drawn over 235 issues and has worked exclusively for Marvel, working on a variety of titles including Age of Apocalypse, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man and Thunderbolts and now, CONAN THE BARBARIAN.
"Bound in Black Stone needs to be read, shared, taken back and selfishly read again and again until the binding wears out." Tripwire Magazine

"Titan Comics’ new Conan: The Barbarian series carries the same spirit as those classics, resulting in a fresh start that would make the character’s creator, Robert E. Howard, proud." Comics Beat

"By Crom, this is a fine tale! 10/10." Superherohype.com

“Every aspect of this book was on point! The Buscema-inspired artwork from De La Torre couldn’t be more perfect. Jim Zub’s writing would make REH proud. 10/10” League of Comic Geeks

“I think this is fantastic! It’s a solid read, it’s entertaining, the art is amazing” Graphic Policy

“De La Torre’s artwork is gorgeous and dynamic, and it hearkens back to some of the most beloved depictions of the character. Jim Zub has been vocal about his enthusiasm for Conan for many years, and there’s no other active comic writer I trust more to do the barbarian justice.” Grimdark Magazine

“A classic Conan tale and Jim Zub seems the perfect fit for it…The nostalgia factor was a 10.” Comic Book Club

“This looks like something that just leaped out of Savage Sword. I was so floored when I saw this…this reads like a great Conan comic. The text in here could have been written by Roy Thomas or Robert E. Howard. It perfectly captures the character, especially the wanderlust.” Todd Luck

“They chose an art style that specifically speaks to Conan…That style of art speaks to you as a reader. It speaks to me as a reader. It speaks to people who are going to be picking this up from scratch…I think they really knocked it out of the park for issue zero.” Tennessee Fats

"Jim Zub delivers a sword-slashing, brooding, action-packed debut worthy of Robert E. Howard fans, and Robert De La Torre’s art is a perfect homage to classic Conan comics." Comical Opinions

"Plants the seeds for some exciting adventures ahead." ComicBook.com

"Conan the Barbarian #1 is a lightning jump-start that should please existing fans, and give newcomers a great sense of pulp adventure, and sword and sorcery’s, distinct escapist offering." - PFangirl

"Roberto De la Torre produces some great artwork" Sci Fi Pulse

“An all-star creative team and balls-to-the-wall execution make this take on Conan’s legend a winner. Longtime fans will be pleased with the start to this new era.AIPT

“Zub’s accessible storytelling, coupled with art that would have John Buscema swelling at the seams, escalates everything fans already love about Howard’s world: satisfying beat-downs, bottomless mythopoeia, and vibrant characters who basically peel themselves off the page.” Starburst Magazine

“This is a must-have collection!” Stygian Dogs

“By Crom! This was amazing!” Near Mint Condition

“The action in this book is amazingly done!” So Wizard Podcast

About

He is CONAN THE BARBARIAN - THE GREATEST WARRIOR OF ALL TIME and he's back in this all-new fantasy graphic novel, heralding a new era of savage, sword-slashing, brooding action, in search of high adventure and blood-soaked battle! BY CROM!

90 years ago, Robert E. Howard forged a whole new genre – SWORD AND SORCERY when he unleashed his immortal creation CONAN on an unsuspecting world.


Often copied, but never bettered, this is the welcome return of the first and mightiest hero ever to stride and slash his way across the world. Featuring an action-packed script written by Jim Zub that would make Robert E. Howard proud, and Buscema-inspired dynamic artwork by Roberto De La Torre! Together these two titans of the comic world have breathed new life into one of the most recognizable characters in fiction and in doing so, have unleashed a fantastic new era!

On the eve of his first major battle, young Conan of Cimmeria pictures a life beyond the borders of his homeland and yearns for a life of adventure undreamt of in his small village. Visions of future allies and unspeakable evils he will eventually encounter throughout his fabled life fill his mind, as he makes the choice to take his first fateful step into the Hyborian Age in search of blood-soaked glory.

For fans of heroic blood-soaked action-adventure and ancient arcane wizardry.

Collects issues #1-4, plus material from the Free Comic Book Day 2023 special edition.

Creators

Jim Zub is best known, apart from Conan, for Skullkickers which launched in 2010 and ran for 33 issues. He is a writer, artist, and editor who got his break in 2001 with his first comic Makeshit Miracle. He went on to write for IDW, Marvel and Cartoon Network and has written for Street Fighter, Samurai Jack, Thunderbolts, Uncanny Avengers, Dungeons and Dragons, Wolverine and created Wayward. In 2019 Zub wrote Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons: Chapter II: Painscape which was nominated for the 2022 Eisner ‘Best Graphic Album’. Over his career he has won and been nominated for numerous awards including the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Award, Yalsa, Animex, and the Jos Shuster Canadian Comic Award for Outstanding Writer.

Roberto de la Torre is a Spanish artist who drawn over 235 issues and has worked exclusively for Marvel, working on a variety of titles including Age of Apocalypse, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man and Thunderbolts and now, CONAN THE BARBARIAN.

Praise

"Bound in Black Stone needs to be read, shared, taken back and selfishly read again and again until the binding wears out." Tripwire Magazine

"Titan Comics’ new Conan: The Barbarian series carries the same spirit as those classics, resulting in a fresh start that would make the character’s creator, Robert E. Howard, proud." Comics Beat

"By Crom, this is a fine tale! 10/10." Superherohype.com

“Every aspect of this book was on point! The Buscema-inspired artwork from De La Torre couldn’t be more perfect. Jim Zub’s writing would make REH proud. 10/10” League of Comic Geeks

“I think this is fantastic! It’s a solid read, it’s entertaining, the art is amazing” Graphic Policy

“De La Torre’s artwork is gorgeous and dynamic, and it hearkens back to some of the most beloved depictions of the character. Jim Zub has been vocal about his enthusiasm for Conan for many years, and there’s no other active comic writer I trust more to do the barbarian justice.” Grimdark Magazine

“A classic Conan tale and Jim Zub seems the perfect fit for it…The nostalgia factor was a 10.” Comic Book Club

“This looks like something that just leaped out of Savage Sword. I was so floored when I saw this…this reads like a great Conan comic. The text in here could have been written by Roy Thomas or Robert E. Howard. It perfectly captures the character, especially the wanderlust.” Todd Luck

“They chose an art style that specifically speaks to Conan…That style of art speaks to you as a reader. It speaks to me as a reader. It speaks to people who are going to be picking this up from scratch…I think they really knocked it out of the park for issue zero.” Tennessee Fats

"Jim Zub delivers a sword-slashing, brooding, action-packed debut worthy of Robert E. Howard fans, and Robert De La Torre’s art is a perfect homage to classic Conan comics." Comical Opinions

"Plants the seeds for some exciting adventures ahead." ComicBook.com

"Conan the Barbarian #1 is a lightning jump-start that should please existing fans, and give newcomers a great sense of pulp adventure, and sword and sorcery’s, distinct escapist offering." - PFangirl

"Roberto De la Torre produces some great artwork" Sci Fi Pulse

“An all-star creative team and balls-to-the-wall execution make this take on Conan’s legend a winner. Longtime fans will be pleased with the start to this new era.AIPT

“Zub’s accessible storytelling, coupled with art that would have John Buscema swelling at the seams, escalates everything fans already love about Howard’s world: satisfying beat-downs, bottomless mythopoeia, and vibrant characters who basically peel themselves off the page.” Starburst Magazine

“This is a must-have collection!” Stygian Dogs

“By Crom! This was amazing!” Near Mint Condition

“The action in this book is amazingly done!” So Wizard Podcast