The legend of Conan begins in the middle of a Cimmerian warhis incredible strength and skill, evidenced in his youth, have always been credited to the bloody circumstances of his birth. This special fill-in issue brings Greg Ruth, acclaimed artist of Freaks of the Heartland, into the Conan fold. "Born on the Battlefield," by Busiek and Ruth, in six standalone chapters, leads up to the epic battle at Venarium! Call it "Ultimate Conan." After years out of the spotlight, the iconic barbarian smashes his way back into comics and gets stripped down to his roots!