Conan leaves his trials behind for a new life - as a mercenary! Presenting all-action adaptations of classic Robert E. Howard tales, plus original adventures of everyone's favorite barbarian! Howard's "Black Colossus" sees Conan face his bloodiest battle yet, when the mercenaries of Amalric clash with the demonic hordes of Natohk! Then, Conan becomes the leader of Princess Yasmela's Khorajan army! But another princess wants Conan for herself - the immortal and vampiric Akivasha! The Cimmerian spends a tumultuous time fighting and looting with the Kozaki, a wild group of fellow mercenaries also known as the Free Companions! Plus, Conan faces pirate politics and a centuries-old mystery in an adaptation of Howard's "Iron Shadows in the Moon"! Collecting CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #8-25.