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  • Series: King Conan
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; First Edition edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593074778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593074777
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #728,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Babytoxie on September 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
It could be said that, in 1980, Marvel's long-running Conan The Barbarian series was losing steam. For years, Roy Thomas and John Buscema had been churning out fairly repetitive adventures set during Conan's early and middle years, and it seemed that's all we would continue to get... no real progress, no real development. Hither came a new series, King Conan, that branched out to tell stories set after Conan had usurped the throne of Aquilonia, also presented by Thomas and Buscema! Dark Horse Comics has now begun collecting that series in paperback format with THE CHRONICLES OF KING CONAN VOLUME 1: THE WITCH OF THE MISTS AND OTHER STORIES.

This trade contains the first five double-sized issues of the title, beginning with a four-part adaptation of L. Sprague deCamp and Lin Carter's "Conan of Aquilonia" (The Witch of the Mists, Black Sphinx of Nebthu, Red Moon of Zembabwei, and Shadows in the Skull), where enemies from Conan's past unite against him. Conan, never one to be caught off-guard, has a few aces up his bracer, including his resourceful son Conan the Second, known as "Conn". The remaining issue (The Ring of Rakhamon) is part one of an adaptation of Bjorn Nyberg and deCamp's book, "Conan the Avenger" - a tale told in flashback, in which a newly-crowned King Conan travels to the far eastern kingdom of Khitai to rescue his queen, Zenobia, from the wizard Yah-Chieng.

Thomas and Buscema are in fine form on these stories. The new title seems to have reinvigorated them, with Buscema's art looking especially vibrant. He's inked by good ol' Ernie Chan for the first two issues, and embellished and inked by Danny Bulanadi for the remaining three. Bulanadi's inks really bring another dimension to Buscema's pencils, reminding me of the work of Rudy Nebres.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Balofsky on January 31, 2013
Format: Paperback
This collection contains the initial issues of King Conan that Marvel comics produced in the 70's. When I first saw this was coming a few years ago, I jumped for joy and the news that we were also getting the Conan comic strip. Well One out of two was amazing. While the comic strip didn't have the best reproduction, this collection did. The art is as close to original as possible and the colours are as close to the original colours as possible which is a big deal if you were put off by the new colouring in the chronicles of Conan collections.

As to the actual stories, they are well written and drawn and full of action. Well plotted stories that draw on old threads from what was marvel's main series. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bill Slocum VINE VOICE on December 14, 2012
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The first volume of reprints of Marvel Comics' King Conan comic run, originally printed in 1980-81, captures Conan the Barbarian a few years after creator Robert E. Howard left him, still on the throne of Aquilonia but now with a queen and princely heir. Yes, life is good, but all is not peaceful in Conan's world. When is it ever?

For me, "King Conan" is a mixed bag. On the positive side, John Buscema's pencils were always a favorite, and they come through here in crisp detail, especially in the first two issues when he is ably assisted by inker Ernie Chan. More problematic, but decently handled by writer Roy Thomas, is the challenge of presenting our lone-wolf outlaw protagonist as an older family man with a sense of civic duty. The outright problem here are the stories; a series of variations on the theme of Conan rescuing a family member from a wizard's machinations. It's fun for a while but gets a bit tired.

The main event in Volume 1 are the first four issues, pitting Conan against the powerful and fiendish Thoth Amon. First encountered in the Howard story "The Phoenix On The Sword," Thoth Amon was never used by Howard as a direct antagonist of Conan's, but became one after L. Sprague de Camp took over writing Conan stories. Thomas carried this into the comics. Here, in an adaptation of a story de Camp wrote with Lin Carter, Thoth Amon nurses a grudge against Conan for shattering his plot to rule the world, and so unites with a number of other evil magic-users, including a Hyperborian witch who kidnaps Conan's beloved son, Conn.

Those sounds you may be hearing are the howls of Howard purists offended by the morphing of Classic Conan into Prince Valiant in a wife-beater.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alabaster Sheets on January 15, 2012
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Dark Horse's collection of King Conan finds our hero in the twilight of his years, living out a prophesy told many times throughout previous issues. I admit that I was skeptical of this one before reading, but was pleasantly surprised. Marvel really "got the band back together" for this one, reuniting Roy Thomas (writer) and John Buscema (Illustrator) with excellent results. The premise of an older, wiser and kingly Conan sharing adventures with his teenage son, Conn, seemed like a rather "DC" idea (superboy, teen titans, etc) but it allows us to see a different side of Conan that we are used to seeing. Domesticated, yes... but still wild at heart. The stories are well written/drawn and have a much wordier approach than both the Conan the Barbarian and Savage Sword of Conan series and the cliff-hanger ending in the final issue makes getting volume 2 essential.
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