I recently discussed my visit to a local comic shop. As a follow up, I saw an advertisement for a new Conan the Barbarian comic series. The art drew me in, and when I realized Marvel no longer had the license for Conan, I took that as a very good thing.
I grew up reading the old black and white Conan the Barbarian magazines. Well I read them when I could, my parents didn't think they were appropriate so I had to sneak them in, I've since collected the compiled TPB's of many of them and have a solid collection of Conan materials including the earlier Marvel comics Conan series.
Not to turn this into an anti-Marvel rant, but as I alluded to in an earlier post, modern era Marvel just doesn't work for me, and I was very disappointed in the more recent Marvel Conan stories/art etc.. just a missed opportunity. I suppose I am not Marvel's target audience anymore.
However, now that Titan Comics has the Conan license I am most intrigued. I mean just look at the teaser art for the upcoming series!