It's been just shy of a year since it was announced, but Conan the Barbarian will finally return to Marvel after almost 20 years away in January 2019. Two months after his return to the Marvel brand, he will return to the Marvel Universe. Yes, Earth's Mightiest Heroes just can't leave well enough alone and are dragging the Cimmerian into one of their blockbuster events.
That event is Avengers: No Road Home, which was announced at New York Comic Con this year, though the Conan connection was not. The weekly No Road Home is a spiritual sequel to this year's weekly Avengers: No Surrender, this time having the Avengers (plus Voyager) trying to reignite the light in the universe doused by the Queen of the Night. Conan will appear in March's issue #6 of the series when:
"… The Scarlet Witch enters the Hyborian Age, and continues when the Avengers take their fight to the Queen of the Night! And while Conan and the Avengers will fight together, the question remains…whose side is Conan really on?"
Avengers: No Road Home #6 cover by Yasmine Putri
When Conan was being published by Marvel the first time around, he cameoed as a historical footnote or appeared in What If? issues. This time around, it looks like they'll be slapping him into the middle of the action.
Avengers: No Road Home #6 is written by Al Ewing, Mark Waid, and Jim Zub, with art by Sean Izaakse and Paco Medina. The issue will hit shelves March 20, 2019.