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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Books; Reprint Ed. edition (July 4, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593075472
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593075477
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kurt Busiek is the New York Times bestselling author of ASTRO CITY, MARVELS, ARROWSMITH, SHOCKROCKETS and dozens of other comics, including such well-known titles as SUPERMAN, IRON MAN and AVENGERS, and his own creations, including THUNDERBOLTS, THE WIZARD'S TALE, TOOTH & CLAW, SUPERSTAR and more.

He's won over two dozen industry awards, including the coveted Eisner Award for Best New Series, Best Series, Best Single Issue and more, and the Harvey Award for Best Writer, Best Series and others. He even won Wizard Awards for Comics' Greatest Moment...twice.

Born in Boston, he now makes his home somewhere in the vast Pacific Northwest, with his wife, two children and a Welsh corgi.

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The drawings are fantastic!
Jose Montero Venegas
On the whole this was an enjoyable book, and it includes at the end their adaptation of the orginal Howard story The Tower Of The Elephant.
J. Binkerd
The more volumes of this I read the more I love the surly cimmerrian all over again.
Solemn Folly

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Victor R. Casados on June 14, 2007
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I have the first 3 in this series:
The Frost Giant's Daughter And Other Stories, The God In The Bowl And Other Stories and The Tower Of The Elephant And Other Stories.

I find the artwork to be superior to the "Chronicals of Conan", and there is always at least one original Howard tale included in these books. The "Other Stories" stand up very well to the Howard adventures. They are very much in the same spirit and style, and are fitting tributes.
So far all have been extremely enjoyable, and I plan to purchase the rest of them.
I only buy what I like (as opposed to collecting for its own sake), and I like this!!

Great for new readers and old Conan fans alike!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Parker on October 20, 2008
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The Tower of the Elephant continues the great tradition of Dark Horse's Conan relaunch which began in the last two volumes.
In this volume, Conan hits his stride as a professional thief and we are treated to three prequel chapters setting up the "Tower of the Elephant" short story from Conan creator Robert E. Howard, a story which solidifies Conan's reputation in criminal circles.
Minor flaws for this book are a dip in quality in the first part of Tower (chapter 4) where Cary obviously is falling behind and sketches his way through about 12 pages worth of story, and although it is always nice to see Mike Kaluta draw something, I would much prefer to see Mr. Nord draw the flashback sequence himself.
Still a fine book and worth your time.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By danny boy on October 8, 2009
Format: Paperback
These stories are generally fine, continuing on Conan's youthful adventures and his further development as a thief.

The one totally ridiculous story here is the one entitled Hounds of Marduk. Whilst promising in concept, the "hounds" turn out to be men walking on all fours without any other real attributes. This rather diminishes the fear (fun) factor. Whats more, these hounds have absolutely no other role in this story except to get gobbled up by a totally ridiculous (both in concept and artwork) gigantic worm-like monster.

The other reviewers are not critical of this. I am as I really like this series.
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This Conan story focused on thievery. Conan hears about a gem called the Heart of the Elephant, and courageously seeks to procure it. However, he is not the only one; there is a skilled thief who has planned meticulously to seize the gem. Because of Conan’s relative ignorance, he soon has to take a cautious approach to tackling the Tower of the Elephant. It will not be easy, for vicious unearthly beasts guard the Tower, and nobody has yet succeeded.

This story was very exciting and concise. Robert E Howard’s flair for descriptive style is, in my opinion, unmatched. I like that, although there was a sorcerer in this story, Conan has to use a different approach to defeating him. The Tower of the Elephant was dark, surreal, and vividly magical. I will be reading his next story very soon!
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By Solemn Folly on December 18, 2013
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This volume of the new Conan series had been my favorite thus far as I am a fan of Conan as a thieving rogue. I was always intrigued by the idea of a hulking muscled barbarian thief running across roof tops and those were always my favorite tales of Conan when I was young. It was a lot of fun to see a modern retooling of the character, especially with the outstanding artwork. The more volumes of this I read the more I love the surly cimmerrian all over again.
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By John Lambdin on November 12, 2013
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Good stories and good art work. I am looking forward to volume 4 and more Conan adventures. If you enjoy fantasy and comics you should read this.
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"Conan Vol. 3: The Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories"
Written by Robert E. Howard, Adapted by Kurt Busiek
Illustrated by Cary Nord & Michael William Kaluta
(Dark Horse, 2006)
. . .

This third volume in Dark Horse's full-color Conan series is an exquisite adaptation of Robert E. Howard's original work, with crisp, tight scripting and painterly artwork that's like having an entire graphic novel produced by Kelly Freas or Boris, the guys who did all those classic paperback covers back in the '60s and '70s. The slightly embarrassing Conan-in-a-loincloth beefcake taps into the Tom Of Finland homoerotic core of the Cimmerian ethos, but that's okay, since the books in general bring the pure, violent Id of Conan to the fore, and ring more true than any other Conan adaptations seen yet in any medium. Highly recommended! (Axton)
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By Amazon Customer on May 22, 2013
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I thought this was an amazing comic. The Conan series is a great read. I am hooked and can't stop buying these books.
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