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The Cimmerian continues at ABLAZE with Man-Eaters of Zamboula

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ABLAZE announced today the upcoming release of the newest chapter in their expanding library of Robert E. Howard’s The Cimmerian adaptations with writer/artist Gess’ THE CIMMERIAN: THE MAN-EATERS OF ZAMBOULA this July.

The Cimmerian in the land of a thousand and one nights!

A crossroads of beliefs, languages and cultures, the mythical trading city of Zamboula is also the scene of many dark legends. Upon paying the city a visit, Conan is warned of the dangers of Aram Baksh’s home. It is said that most of the foreigners who stay there disappear under obscure circumstances…and it is precisely there that the Cimmerian is spending the night. But by lifting the veil on these mysterious cases of kidnappings, the Cimmerian will discover another secret, even more terrible, linked to the whole city of Zamboula…

A story imbued with orientalism and macabre witchcraft, The Man-Eaters of Zamboula offers writer/artist Gess the opportunity to deliver his vision of Robert E. Howard’s hero in a comic book story of exotic, erotic and dark beauty.

Rich Young, ABLAZE VP Creative/Business Development said: “With all the highly skilled creative talent that has been working on The Cimmerian, each story very different from the next, everyone seems to have their favorites so far, and I’m sure this one will also gain some new fans, with the outstanding work Gess does here.”

Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life UNCENSORED! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended!

THE CIMMERIAN: MAN-EATERS OF ZAMBOULA #1 will be solicited in the May 2021 issue of Diamond Previews for July 2021 shipping items, with an on-sale date of 7/14/21. Issue 1 will feature cover art by Gess, as well as Yanick Paquette, Moritat, Robin Recht, and Fritz Casas. Retailers can reach out to Diamond or ABLAZE regarding special offers and promotions for the series, including retailer exclusive covers.

For updates, previews, and details on upcoming titles from ABLAZE, visit and look for The Cimmerian: Man-Eaters of Zamboula #1 at your local comics shop July 14th!


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Robert Ervin Howard was born January 22, 1906 in Peaster, Texas.  He began his career as a writer for Weird Tales magazine, a fantasy and horror magazine.  His most iconic characters were first featured in its pages: Kull, Conan, Solomon Kane, and others.  He died on June 11, 1936 at the age of thirty from a self-inflicted gunshot in Cross Plains, Texas.


Gess (Stéphane Girard) is a French cartoonist, illustrator and screenwriter, born in 1961 in Rouen. His meeting with the people of the “Café Noir” fanzine in Rouen convinced him to get into comics. He started to publish some short stories, then he created Teddy Bear. He launched a new series at Delcourt, Carmen McCallum, where he exploited his immoderate taste for science fiction and crime fiction. In 2002, he received the Grand Prix du festival Des Planches et des Vaches for his work. After publishing volume 8 of Carmen McCallum, he left the series to devote himself to a new creation, La Brigade Chimérique, for Atalante editions.


ABLAZE is a new publishing company releasing a variety of titles—in different formats, genres, and age ranges—original material, crowdfunded titles, reprints, art books, including international titles from Europe, Asia (manga, manhwa), and more.

The mantra of ABLAZE is quality first, with the goals of giving creators a platform, bringing new voices into the conversation, serving as diverse an audience as possible, and growing the company’s publishing schedule sustainably over time.


Conan le Cimmérien : Les Mangeurs d’hommes de Zamboula © Editions Glénat 2020 by Gess – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Based on the original work by Robert E. Howard


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