Titan Comics and Heroic Signatures will launch Conan the Barbarian: Battle of the Black Stone, a new comic series that crosses over with other Robert E. Howard characters, including Solomon Kane and Dark Agnes.  The four-issue series, with a storyline that was introduced in Titan's Free Comic Book Day release, is written by Jim Zub with art by Jonas Scharf.  The story continues in Savage Sword of Conan #4 in August before picking up in the new series beginning in September.

In the FCBD comic, the Black Stone sigil, a plot element from Robert E. Howard's prose stories revealed itself to multiple REH characters, including Conan, Solomon Kane, and Black Agnes.

"Black Stone is a mysterious material that showed up in multiple Robert E. Howard prose stories and we’re using it to link not just Conan's Hyborian age to Kull’s Thurian age, but other points in time and characters from those eras as well," Zub said of the storyline.

The first issue will feature covers by Gerado Zaffino, Sedat Oezgen, Stuart Sayger, Samwise Didier, and Tony Fleecs.

Titan and Heroic Signatures launched the new Savage Sword of Conan in February (see "’Savage Sword’ #1 Preview").

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