Published on December 13th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Conan the Barbarian – Colossal Edition, the exclusive first release of new publishing company PAN-UNIVERSAL GALACTIC WORLDWIDE (PUG Worldwide), has debuted new interior art from artists such as John Buscema, Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane Bill Sienkiewicz, and more as the campaign approaches $100k raised on Zoop.

This groundbreaking publication– available exclusively on Zoop– will feature over 190 pages of awe-inspiring 12” x 17” scans of original comic art pulled from the classic run of CONAN comics and magazines. For the first time ever, these timeless works by legendary Conan artists such as John Buscema, Barry Windsor-Smith, Gil Kane, and others are compiled into one exquisite hardcover edition.

This book will only be going to press once, so fans who don’t want to miss out should go to Zoop as their exclusive point of sale for the book. Notably, retailers who have supported similar projects will continue to access wholesale prices through Zoop.

This is just the beginning for PUG Worldwide. Beyond this project, the company has secured a roster of high-profile licenses slated for release in 2024. These forthcoming projects promise a diverse range of high-end collectibles, showcasing innovative business models tailored to cater to evolving consumer preferences.

PUG Worldwide’s visionary team, including Editor-In-Chief John Barber and CEO John Nee, is primed to lead the charge in this paradigm shift in comics distribution. Their strategic approach will harness new models and channels to ensure each project reaches its audience most effectively.

PUG Worldwide’s Editor-In-Chief, John Barber, is available for interview.

Join the historic launch of PUG Worldwide and check out this incredible, exclusive new cover by Barry Windsor Smith here: Conan the Barbarian – Colossal Edition.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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