Oh, boy: Geeks of Doom put up a video interview with Becky Cloonan and Brian Wood. While -ood has discussed some of his plans and ideas, Cloo- has been a bit quiet: it's good to hear from her. In particular, she states her plans for Conan: he's going to be "sexier" and "prettier" than previous interpretations, with a particular aim at getting more female fans into the fold.
The more I see of Brian & Becky, the more excited I am about what they're up to... and the more apprehensive. It's just... I've been burned so many times before, you know?
In any case, I suspect a few alarm bells might be ringing for some when Becky explains how her Conan will be prettier for the ladies. Now, while I've explained why I don't think Conan should ever be thin, I don't have any objections to Conan being handsome. There really is little to go on in the text regarding Conan's facial features beyond eye colour: all we really know is he has a "low, broad brow," "black brows," "thin lips," and a "scarred, almost sinister face." In my estimation, Conan could be a neanderthalic brute or a Tall Dark Stranger. My own interpretation of Conan has a lot of Sean Connery and Oliver Reed in him - definitely not Rudolph Valentino, but not Wallace Beery or Louis Wolheim either.
Just as long as we don't end up with Bishie Conan. We don't want that.