If the Loki finale did not get you excited enough for Kang the Conqueror, Marvel Comics is making sure you find a way to dive deep into the lore of Nathaniel Richards otherwise known as Kang in an all-new ongoing comic book series from writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, with art from Carlos Magno. This creative team is looking to give comic book readers the definitive origin of Kang, in “Kang The Conqueror #1” which is set to release on August 18th. The new series will unravel Kang’s complex history by tying together all of his greatest stories and reuniting variant versions of himself from across the sacred timeline.
To celebrate Kang the Conqueror’s first-ever solo comic book series, Marvel Comics has unveiled twelve illustrious covers from the industry’s top artists showcasing the past, present, and future of Kang the Conqueror’s incredible comic book saga. Included in this collection of covers from all eight of Marvel’s Stormbreakers depict Kang in some of his key moments from throughout his comic book history, from his first encounter with Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four, The Avengers, even his epic showdown with the Young Avengers, a team of young superheroes founded by Nathaniel Richards himself, a variant of Kang the Conqueror.
“Issue one is Kang’s proper origin, and issues two through five are Kang’s life story,” Kelly told Nerdist in an exclusive interview and sneak peek. “We are hoping to, by the end of issue five, take you through the entirety of King’s life. So that any Kang story that you have read over the course of the last several decades, you can look at it and see where it fits inside the secret history of Kang the Conqueror, and the personal story he’s been through.”Toys & Collectibles at BoxLunch.com!
The man called Kang the Conqueror has been a pharaoh, a villain, a warlord of the spaceways, and even—on rare occasions—a hero. Across all timelines, one fact seemed absolute: Time means nothing to Kang the Conqueror. But the truth is more complex. Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction dictated by time and previously unseen by any but the Conqueror himself.
A cycle that could finally explain the enigma that is Kang. And a cycle that begins and ends with an old and broken Kang sending his younger self down a dark path… Check out all 12 covers now and be there when Kang’s final destiny is revealed in KANG THE CONQUEROR #1 on August 18th!
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