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The popular barbarian is back in full-color painted adaptations of the original pulp novels by Robert E. Howard. Conan, the dark-haired Cimmerian warrior, leaves his homeland, inspired by his grandfather's tales of Hyperborea, a paradise in the far north. He befriends an Aesir chieftain by showing his skill in battle and joins a raiding party. After a particularly bloody battle, Conan, the last man standing, is visited by the Frost-Giant's daughter, a nymph made of ice. He eventually finds his way to the fabled lands of Hyperborea, where the countryside's beauty comes at a terrible price. These tales, like the originals, are long on swordplay and short on character development. Even so, Conan has an endearing earnestness that hearkens back to the golden age of pulp fiction: what Conan lacks in intelligence he makes up for in brute strength. The illustrations are lush, adding a new vibrancy to this fantasy world. Rounding out this collection of the first six and a half issues is a biography of Howard and Nord's highly amusing audition piece for the job as Conan penciler. (Apr.)
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I thought the writing was pretty good. The art however, just didn't work for me.Published 2 months ago by moomoo
This book is great. The creative team is excellent. I've been binge reading the series since I picked this up, and would recommend it to anyone who is literate.Published 4 months ago by Shayne
It's amazing to have my childhood comics digitally downloaded in bulk to my iPad. I get the collectors and why they do it, but for somebody who just wants to read them this is a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by jeff strickland
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The Stories are simply beautiful. The themes making one think quite much.
A must-have for anyone who is at all a fan of Conan, regardless of how you first became familiar with the character.Published 11 months ago by JC.
I've tried both of the Marvel Conan comic series but they didn't really grab me the way this book did.
The artwork just seems to flow from page to page. Read more
Great read, absolute page turner. Watch conan experience life, love, and comradery amongst the backdrop of a fantasy setting. Excellent pick upPublished 17 months ago by John P Sarmiento
This is a good way to ease into the works of Robert E. Howard. The adaptations seem to be pretty faithful while not being slavish. The comic book form is fully invested.Published 17 months ago by Fenrix
I just finished this collection and it reminded me why I loved Conan so much as a kid. The artwork is gorgeous throughout, and the stories are great fun.Published 20 months ago by Nicholas Avallone