A new story arc! Conan leaves his trials and regrets behind in Cimmeria and heads into the next phase of his adventurous life -- his mercenary career. Timothy Truman adapts Robert E. Howard's powerful "Black Colossus" short story and sets Conan off on what will be his bloodiest battle yet, when the mercenaries of Amalric clash with the demonic hordes of Natohk! Conan, once a wandering thief, tries his luck as a professional soldier, joining Amalric's forces and facing condescending jabs from the noblemen in his company, who mistakenly think that the Cimmerian is an unskilled simpleton. Tomás Giorello takes on full penciling duties once again, and Joseph Michael Linsner (Dawn, Dark Ivory) returns as cover artist for this exciting arc!