"One of Dark Horse's [One-Shot Wonders](http://www.tfaw.com/one-shot-wonders)! Living legend Darick Robertson (_The Boys_, _Transmetropolitan, Wolverine_) focuses his powerful storytelling talents on Conan--his favorite barbarian hero! In this ""adult fable"" that Robertson writes AND draws, Conan travels away from Cimmeria to search for a mercenary job that will bring him the fierce joy of battle and the spoils of war. Intrigued by a leader known as the ""Mad King of Gaul,"" Conan joins a band of brutes who are defending the Aquilonian border from incursions and who enjoy living in a lush valley that the Mad King claims for his own. These warriors soon believe that Conan may be a more fitting successor to their leader than the supposed king's own son--setting Conan on a potentially disastrous course! Taking place between the _Cimmeria_ and _Black Colossus_ story arcs in the _Conan the Cimmerian_ monthly series, this issue is perfect for both longtime readers and for intrigued fans looking for a dynamic one-shot punch from the visceral and cerebral Darick Robertson."