Marvel announced the SAVAGE AVENGERS by Gerry Duggan & Mike Deodato, which will feature Conan the Barbarian* as part of the team. Coming out in May. *Make sure you pick up Conan’s first interaction with the Marvel Universe in Avengers: No Road Home #6 on Wednesday, March 20th!
Besides Conan, the team consists of Venom, Wolverine, Elektra, Punisher, and Brother Voodoo.
In the series, Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City Of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with…Conan vs. Wolverine?! ‘Nuff said!
“The Marvel heroes have not quite seen the likes of Conan before, but when you turn it around and look at Conan viewing this, he’s very skeptical of a lot of it because he’s so magic-averse,” Gerry Duggan told EW. “His interpretation of the Venom symbiote, when he first sees it, is that it must be an evil genie. There’s real fun to be had there. At one point Conan believes that Logan hails from somewhere called Pabst, and that’s a well-earned miscommunication. That’s where a lot of fun comes from. Conan is a fish out of water, but everyone will come to respect the skills they’re all bringing to the fight.”
“Savage Avengers is just what it says on the label—it’s all of the biggest badasses of the Marvel Universe brought together uneasily in one explosive series—and with Conan as a wild card,” SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said. “It’s big, it’s brash, it’s explosive, it never slows down—the only scenes in Savage Avengers that involve a table is when somebody is being thrown through one.”