This was not only an excellent series, but a great example of what can be done in comics with REH's stories that are in the public domain. I think that even if the legality of creating new fiction is yet to be firmly determined, series like this serve as a good example of just how good REH comic adaptations can be.
Jason said: "As for Cabinet and REH Properties, or whatever they are calling themselves these days, they aren't that big of a company, basically just an IP holding company making money off licensed products and hoping for that movie or tv deal that's never coming. They'd fight it in court, too."
An IP holding company owned by a multi-millonaire married to a lawyer. Myself, I wouldn't risk creating new stuff without their approval.
I didn't realise that Frederik Malmberg's husband Joachim Zetterberg was a lawyer, explains his position in the company over the years. As for Cabinet visibly 'relaxing' the rights to Conan, something must have happened; at one point they were shutting down even fan films; now they are allowing the publication of effectively competing graphic novel adaptations of Conan under the proviso the Conan name isn't used on the cover. That's quite a change in stance indeed. I guess that the more exposure that Conan as a character get's, the better, in whatever positive format.