Writer Kurt Busiek and artist Greg Ruth team up to give you the story of Conan's early life, from his birth on a Cimmerian battlefield to his coming-of-age as a warrior in the pivotal Battle of Venarium. Sewing the seeds of the Barbarian's momentous career, this chronicle of Conan's youthful conquests--both martial and carnal--also showcases master storytellers Busiek and Ruth's work at its finest.
* "[Ruth's art] is gorgeous to look at, conveying a different but equally lush vision of Cimmeria and the rest of Hyborea." -- The Fourth Rail
* Collects Conan #8, 15, 23, 32, 45, 46.