Titan Comics have confirmed via press release what we learned earlier this year — Jim Zub will write their upcoming Conan title. He’ll be joined by artist Roberto De La Torre, who drew the preview art that was revealed this summer, while José Villarrubia will provide colors.
All three creators have worked on Conan before. Zub’s written many issues of the title for Marvel over the last few years, while Torre has done a couple of short stories featuring the character. Villarrubia probably has the most Conan on his resume, having worked on the character for multiple publishers, as well as doing illustrations for Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, a role-playing game released a few years back.
Titan is partnering with Heroic Signatures on the comic; Heroic manages the licenses for Robert E. Howard’s characters, including Conan and Solomon Kane. The new Conan title will debut next May on Free Comic Book Day. Next year will also bring the return of the omnibus series that Marvel was publishing featuring past Conan material, as Titan also announced their plans to publish Savage Sword of Conan Volume 9 next fall.