Kurt Busiek and Greg Ruth return to Conan with another blood-stirring installment of "Born on the Battlefield," a series of standalone stories chronicling Conan's portentous formative years. Spring has come to the hard hills of Cimmeria, and life is eventful for Conan—the robust youth is earning the affection of more than one young woman. Yet gentle days are not long in this land. A storm comes on the horizon. When it breaks, Conan will discover the consequences of his choices, determining not only his own fate, but that of his entire village.
• Featuring a formative event from Robert E. Howard's account of Conan's youth: the boy vs. the bull!
• "Conan has an endearing earnestness that hearkens back to the golden age of pulp fiction."—Publishers Weekly