Marvel took over the main stage at New York Comic-Con to announce new projects big and small in their annual Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel, lead by editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski alongside a revolving door of Marvel talent. The projects announced were scattered across the board from new IP acquisitions to weekly event stories.
Conan The Barbarian
Writer Jason Aaron announced he would be working on a brand new Conan The Barbarian series alongside artist Mahmud Asrar with covers by Esad Ribic. Marvel reacquired the Conan licence after its 15-year tenure with Dark Horse back in January, but Aaron’s book marks the first Marvel produced content for the IP. “This is basically the book I’ve wanted to do since I was 12-years-old,” Aaron said at the panel before detailing out his childhood obsession with Conan novels and explaining that the deal prompted him to send a photo of his Conan collection to Cebulski to campaign for the job.