Moon Knight joins Conan: Serpent War crossover with Conan and other Robert E Howard Characters
Marvel Comics is getting a crossover with Conan the Barbarian called Conan: Serpent War from Marvel Comics and teams up with everybody’s favorite crazy vigilante Moon Knight called Serpent War.
The Serpent War story will be written by Jim Zub and will also team up other classic characters like Solomon Kane and Dark Agnes de Chastillon. It will also feature interior art by artists Scot Eaton and Stephen Segovia.
The common factor between characters like Conan, Kane and Agnes is that they were all created by writer Robert E. Howard. Marvel just decided to chuck in Moon Knight for good measure and probably to remind people that this is still a Marvel book.
Check out the solicits for Conan: Serpent War.
CONAN: SERPENT WAR #1 & #2 (OF 4)
JIM ZUB (W)
ISSUE #1 – SCOT EATON (A)
ISSUE #2 – STEPHEN SEGOVIA (A)
COVERS BY CARLOS PACHECO
ISSUE #1 VARIANT COVER BY NEAL ADAMS
ISSUE #1 VARIANT COVER BY INHYUK LEE
ISSUE #1 VIRGIN CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (1 OF 4)
ISSUE #1 VARIANT COVER BY DAVID FINCH
ISSUE #1 STONE VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
ISSUE #2 VARIANT COVER BY LUKE ROSS
ISSUE #2 VARIANT COVER BY JUNGGEUN YOON
ISSUE #2 VIRGIN CONNECTING VARIANT COVER BY GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI (2 OF 4)
“WARRIORS ACROSS TIME DEFY THE ELDER GODS!
JAMES ALLISON will soon die. But it’s not his first death. He’s lived many lives, in many places – lives he can recall in vivid detail. But when an Elder God called the WYRM reaches across time to James, an ages-spanning quest begins! The serpent god SET plans to usher in an eternity of darkness, and only the chosen warriors across time and space have a hope of stopping him: CONAN THE BARBARIAN, SOLOMON KANE, DARK AGNES, and the man known as MOON KNIGHT! In an unprecedented comics event, Robert E. Howard’s characters join forces along with Marvel’s Moon Knight, in an all-new saga built on REH and Marvel lore from across the ages!
Zub was quoted saying:
Serpent War is a sprawling cross-dimensional epic bringing together legendary characters from the mind of Robert E. Howard with a bit of Marvel mayhem added in for good measure… The story I told in Savage Sword was a straight forward sword & sorcery tale. This one is big, ambitious, and adventurous on a bigger stage. I hope Serpent War engages long-time Conan fans and also brings new readers on board to see what all the excitement is about… Moon Knight is our big Marvel wild card in all of this and I’m incredibly happy with how Marc Spector is woven into the big beats of the story and how Khonshu and the power of the moon factor into some of our biggest action scenes,” Zub said. “When we were looking at which Marvel characters could be involved with the story we’d eventually call Serpent War and what their involvement would bring into the mix, Mark Basso introduced the idea of using Moon Knight and I instantly knew he’d be a great choice. Khonshu and Set have been at odds many times in the past and Moon Knight’s troubled history gave us lots of interesting things to explore… Playing Moon Knight off of Solomon Kane is my favorite thing right now. It’s a puritan with unwavering faith (despite never having interacted with God) set against an unhinged “heathen” (who speaks directly to his deity, yet doubts everything about himself and his place in the world). It’s a study in contrast and they both bring cool things out of each other.
This would be an interesting way of reminding people of Marvel’s connection but you also have to remember that Conan is already a member of an Avengers group, particularly the ones who call themselves the Savage Avengers which also consists of “deadly” characters like Wolverine, Punisher and even Venom.
But then again, the crazy ex-merc Marc Spector also plays well because of his supernatural origins being the “Fist of Khonsu” and all that.
I’m interested to learn more about this tbh.