_"Crom curse Picts and prophets!"_ King Conan has traced the treachery to its source: a dark prophet who has rallied the Picts to arms. Now, the Cimmerian must place his life in the hands of a mysterious Pictish witch as he ventures into the depths of the ocean to find the only weapon that can stop the prophet. _Conan_ artist Cary Nord catches his breath as seasoned _Conan_ veteran Paul Lee (_Conan and the Demons of Khitai_) joins regular writer Timothy Truman to spin this tantalizing tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem, set during Conan's reign as king of Aquilonia. An oft-requested peek into Conan's years as king, and a direct sequel to Robert E. Howard's "The Phoenix on the Sword."
Conan and his companions have escaped the Spider King and made their way to a new city. But even as Conan fights his way through the arena, one of his friends is plotting his betrayal. The first part of the prelude to the Conan classic "Rogues in the House," told in the Robert E. Howard tradition by the celebrated storytellers Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, and Richard Isanove.
Cursed and betrayed. Jiara's treachery comes to a head as she proves once and for all that her affection was for the contents of Conan's purse, not his pants. And Nestor learns that his own loyalty to the Cimmerian may cost him more than he had bargained forin this life and the next! The second part of the prelude to the _Conan_ classic "Rogues in the House," told in the Robert E. Howard tradition by celebrated storytellers Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, and new _Conan_ colorist Richard Isanove (_Wolverine: Origin_).
The return of Janissa the Widowmaker! Far from civilized shores, at the edge of a deep jungle, the Tower of Tara-Teth is impassable by even the most skilled swordsmen and thieves. Now, Conan must defeat its devious magic to claim the treasure that it hides. But as Conan fights his way through the tower's guardians, the deadliest swordswoman of the Hyborian Age also seeks the tower's prize_ Writer Kurt Busiek teams with celebrated artist and _Conan_ veteran Rafael Kayanan (_Conan the Adventurer_, _The Savage Sword of Conan_).
Two wizards and a funeral: King Conan has vanquished the forces of Koth and slain the cruel wizard Tsotha. But the barbarian king learns too late that severing a wizard's head makes him no less dangerous when Tsotha returns with a new and deadly ally: Conan's ancient foe, Thoth-Amon! Writer Timothy Truman, artist Paul Lee, and returning colorist Dave Stewart offer an oft-requested peek into Conan's years as king of Aquilonia in this direct follow-up to Robert E. Howard's "The Scarlet Citadel."
The first part of Timothy Truman and Cary Nord's adaptation of the Robert E. Howard classic "Rogues in the House"! A favorite of fans and critics alike, the seminal Conan story "Rogues in the House" first appeared in _Weird Tales_ in 1934. Now, writer Timothy Truman and artist Cary Nord bring you the tale of the Red Priest, as you've never seen it before. With Conan's only friend on the gallows and his light-of-love in another man's arms, the Cimmerian's lot looks grim, indeed. But before Conan's crimes can catch up with him, the plotting of a treacherous nobleman and a dark priest propels him into one of his most chilling adventures yet_ ** The seminal Robert E. Howard Conan story "Rogues in the House," featuring the tale of the Red Priest!**
The second part of Timothy Truman and Cary Nord's adaptation of the Robert E. Howard classic "Rogues in the House"! A favorite of fans and critics alike, the seminal Conan story "Rogues in the House" first appeared in _Weird Tales_. Now, writer Timothy Truman and artist Cary Nord bring you the tale of the Red Priest, as you've never seen it before. Free once again, Conan heads out to settle his debts, with the nobleman who engineered his escape and the wench who arranged for his capture! Full of fearsome foes, political double-crosses, and horror in the best tradition of Robert E. Howard, "Rogues in the House" is sure to delight seasoned Conan fans and newcomers alike.
This is the penultimate chapter of Timothy Truman's adaptation of the Robert E. Howard classic "Rogues in the House"! A favorite of fans and critics alike, the seminal Conan story "Rogues in the House" first appeared in _Weird Tales_. Now, writer Timothy Truman and artist Tom��s Giorello bring you the tale of the Red Priest, as you've never seen it before. Trapped in the labyrinthine halls of the Red Priest's house and stalked by a mysterious horror, Conan and his uneasy ally Murilo have made a wary alliance with the priest himself.
The captivating conclusion of Timothy Truman and Cary Nord's adaptation of the classic Robert E. Howard story! A favorite of fans and critics alike, the seminal Conan story "Rogues in the House" first appeared in _Weird Tales_. Now, writer Timothy Truman and artist Cary Nord bring you the tale of the Red Priest as you've never seen it before. Trapped in the labyrinthine halls of the Red Priest's house, and stalked by a mysterious horror, Conan and Murilo have made a wary alliance with the priest himself. Full of fearsome foes, political double-crosses, and horror in the best tradition of Robert E. Howard, "Rogues in the House" is sure to delight seasoned Conan fans and newcomers alike.
The rising storm continues to swell in this new chapter of "Born on the Battlefield." As the fist of Aquilonia tightens around Cimmeria's neck, the tribes have laid siege to the fort of Venarium in a desperate bid to protect their homeland from the encroaching empire. Kurt Busiek and Greg Ruth return to _Conan_, launching the thunderous conclusion to their critically acclaimed saga of the barbarian's youth. **Kurt Busiek and Greg Ruth return to the world of Conan!**
At last, the Battle of Venarium: a tale gorged with blood, death, triumph, loss, glory, and revelation, as Conan reaches the first major turning point in his life before leaving Cimmeria for the world outside and becoming a legend in both. Master storyteller Kurt Busiek and painter Greg Ruth present the grand finale to their critically acclaimed saga of the barbarian's youth! **The grand finale of "Born on the Battlefield"!**
Dark Horse Comics and the _Conan_ team are proud to introduce new series artist Tom��s Giorello! Best known for his powerful fantasy illustrations for Wizards of the Coast and other prominent publishers, Giorello has also made his mark on comics, contributing to a slew of _Star Wars_ titles. Now, he lends his dynamic pencils to the barbarian, joining writer Timothy Truman as he takes Conan from the boisterous "Rogues in the House" to an adaptation of the darker Howard fragment "The Hand of Nergal." Conan has escaped the city with his head intact, but scant else to show for his labors. Little does he know that a piece of his past still follows him, stalking the Cimmerian with the patience of the grave. **Tom��s Giorello joins the _Conan_ team!**
Conan finds himself embroiled in a political struggle turned bloody between a naive young prince and a sinister sorcerer who calls upon the god of the underworld to aid him in building an army of demonic abominations, intent on conquering not just his own kingdom, but all of Hyboria! But that's not the only danger that threatens to destroy Conan's world. Little does he know that a piece of his past still follows him, stalking the Cimmerian with the patience of the grave. All roads lead to the doomed city of Yaralet in this stunning adaptation of Robert E. Howard's lost fragment "The Hand of Nergal."
In this penultimate chapter of Timothy Truman and Tom��s Giorello's epic adaptation of the Robert E. Howard fragment "The Hand of Nergal," Conan must fight for his very life against a foe unlike any other. But how do you kill an enemy that's already dead? The only hope for Conan and his comrades is to destroy the gateway to the demonic underworld and stop the spawn of the evil god Nergal before it's too late!
Death has surrounded Conan the Cimmerian since he was a young boy, but he's never had to face it like this. Victim of a vengeful curse, Conan's steadfast companion must be laid to rest againdespite having already suffered a grisly deathbut time is short. The Cimmerian must dispatch his old friend before the curse can claim all he has left _ his very soul. Unfortunately, that isn't Conan's most immediate concern. Surrounded by a demonic legion controlled by a power-hungry sorcerer, the barbarian and his comrades must stop the madman before he can conjure the god of death itself and cross the fearsome deity into their realm to wreak havoc on all of Hyboria. It will take everything the warriors have to stop the forces of darkness before it's too late! The final issue of the adaptation of Robert E. Howard's lost fragment "The Hand of Nergal"a special double-sized issue with over forty pages and a very special cover by returning Eisner Award-winning Conan cover artist Tony Harris!
Conan has foiled a plot to assassinate him and usurp his throne, but the intrigue runs deeper than even he can guess, drawing the barbarian king into a web of dark magics and darker deeds. _Conan_ artist Cary Nord catches his breath as seasoned _Conan_ veteran Paul Lee joins regular writer Timothy Truman to spin this tantalizing tale of mystery, magic, and mayhem, set during Conan's reign as king of Aquilonia.
Deep in the Zamorian hills, a savage tribe of inbred man-beasts has captured Conan and the beautiful Jiara. Into a dank hall carved from the rocky earth the Cimmerian and his buxom companion must descend to please and entertain the lord of these twisted half-breedsthe abominable Spider King! This issue is a monstrous climax to a two-part tale, with bloody consequences for all, told in the Robert E. Howard tradition by the celebrated storytellers Timothy Truman, Cary Nord, and Dave Stewart.
Comic-book folk hero Timothy Truman makes his debut as the regular writer of the _Conan_ ongoing series with a skull-shattering story of mad dogs, scheming priests, and humanoid abominations! With the beautiful Jiara in tow, Conan journeys west, away from the treacherous City of Thieves and into the jagged, desolate hills of Zamora. Yet lurking amid the rocks are adversaries hungry for his flesh, his purse, and his soul. A day of death and pain has dawned for the Cimmerian, and when it ends, the wild, the wicked, and the foolish shall fear one nameConan! _Conan_ #33 is the debut issue of series writer Timothy Trumanthe beginning of a whole new era in _Conan_.
Kurt Busiek and Greg Ruth return to _Conan_ with another blood-stirring installment of "Born on the Battlefield," a series of standalone stories chronicling Conan's portentous formative years. Spring has come to the hard hills of Cimmeria, and life is eventful for Conanthe robust youth is earning the affection of more than one young woman. Yet gentle days are not long in this land. A storm comes on the horizon. When it breaks, Conan will discover the consequences of his choices, determining not only his own fate, but that of his entire village. Featuring a formative event from Robert E. Howard's account of Conan's youth: the boy vs. the bull! "_Conan_ has an endearing earnestness that hearkens back to the golden age of pulp fiction."_Publishers Weekly_
Mike Mignola and Cary Nord conclude their bone-crunching adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The Hall of the Dead" with an epic battle that allies Conan with a former enemy against slithering shadows and a veritable onslaught of undead warriors! Retainers to a lord long forgotten awaken to protect a treasure so sizable even the dead bemoan seeing it stolen. Can a cunning Cimmerian and a foe turned friend withstand the power of such dark sorceries long enough to escape with both the loot and their lives? Written by Eisner Award-winning Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!
Conan battles a gelatinous abomination older than history itself in this continuation of Robert E. Howard's "The Hall of the Dead," adapted by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola and drawn by Cary Nord. Grasping, groping tentacles meet cold, hard steel as Conan struggles to avoid the churning gullet of an adversary unlike any he's faced before. In an abandoned city long lost to the hearts and memories of man, where will the Cimmerian turn for refuge? The haunting dead of this ancient place offer no solace, as they want nothing more than for Conan to join their dank and lifeless company.
Hellboy creator Mike Mignola takes over writing duties on _Conan_ for a three-part story adapting one of Robert E. Howard's legendary "lost" story fragments, "The Hall of the Dead"! Pursued by a small army, Conan heads for shelter in the ancient ruins of a forgotten city, lured by a flimsy rumor of treasure. Instead, he finds the fallen idols of twisted gods and a lot of croaking creatures. Luckily, frogs are no match for a Cimmerian_right? From artist Cary Nord and comics visionary Mike Mignola comes one of the weirdest tales ever cooked up by Howard, taking Conan on an adventure far darker, and slimier, than he's ever faced before. From master storyteller and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola!
A special one-shot story in honor of Conan creator Robert E. Howard's centennial! From Eisner Award-winning creators Kurt Busiek and Eric Powell, this issue tells the story of one wild and fateful night in the life of a young storyteller in an Aquilonian farming communitythe night that Conan and his cohorts came to town, pursued by demons straight out of hell. Always a dreamer, telling tales of great deeds in faraway lands, the storyteller gets a firsthand look at all-out action, heroism, and sacrifice on the dusty streets of his hometown. Conan rallies the entire town to defend itself or be torn to shreds.
Double-barreled action as two tales intertwine! In one, Conan leads a daring raid in the high mountain ranges of the East for the prize of a new-minted crown. Is this the beginning of Conan's kingdom, or will treachery and guile bring him down? In the other story line, the prince and his wazir face turmoil on the empire's border and must punish a daring rebelbut is it justice? How the two tales, set centuries apart, affect one another makes for surprise twists and a unique showdown that sets the stage for serious trouble to come. Part 2 of a two parter drawn by the fabulous Tim Truman (_Grimjack_). Two stories, two leads, and two fateful choicesno wonder _Conan_ is the hottest fantasy comic on the stands!
The beginning of a stunning two parter drawn by legendary storyteller Tim Truman (_Grimjack_, _Hawkworld_, _Jonah Hex_)! The prince and his mysterious wazir, featured in _Conan_ #0 and the series' framing sequences, share center stage with Conan in a two-tiered story. Having added new lands to his father's empire, the prince must deal with diplomacy, border wars, and a local champion. The wazir offers guidance with a legend of when Conan was a hill chief of the Afghulis, high in the Himelian Mountains. Conan is building the seeds of a kingdomcan he betray a brave man to gain power? And if he can, should the prince do the same? Imperial skullduggery, high-mountain action, and devious schemes take the spotlight in this gorgeously drawn tale.
Conan has crossed the wrong people, and now he's got the entire Zamorian army on his tail, led by a rogue who may be even more cunning than Conan. But Conan's not running, and he's not hidingif they want a fight, he'll give it to them. Yet even if he can take on an entire army and win, there are worse things in Zamora than swords, and worse sorcerers to unleash them. Will they succeed in destroying the daring Cimmerian_or will they just make him mad? Eisner Award winner (Best Single Issue 2004_Conan #0: The Legend_) Cover by Eisner Award winner Tony Harris, white-hot artist of _Ex Machina_!
Eisner Award-nominated artist Cary Nord and Eisner Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart return to _Conan_ for a new story arc by Kurt Busiek, building up to the adaptation of Robert E. Howard's original _Conan_ yarn "The Hall of the Dead." Fresh from his triumphs in the City of Thieves with a willing, wanton wench at his side, Conan's out for the good lifedrinking, debauchery, and a nighttime looting spree so unrestrained that even the crowned heads of Zamora are displeased. All this attention-getting behavior sets a rogue as wily as Conan himself on his tail, and if that weren't enough, the Cimmerian's ways might just place him on the business end of an entire army. A perfect jumping-on point for new readers, featuring a new stage in Conan's life! _Wizard_'s Book of the Month for March 2005! Cover by Eisner Award winner Tony Harris, white-hot artist of _Ex Machina_!
At the age of ten, Conan already finds boyhood too small to contain his manly strength and ambition. But when disease strikes him and his village, he is left weak and unworthy. Determined to regain his self-respect, he journeys alone to the site of one of Cimmeria's bloodiest battles, but little does Conan know that vile men hide in the shadows of this place, waiting to prey upon those so foolish as to awaken the fallen warriors from their uneasy sleep. Kurt Busiek teams up with Greg Ruth for another eye-popping tale spotlighting Conan's earliest years!
In _Conan_ #22, Robert E. Howard's seminal Conan tale "The Tower of the Elephant" comes to its epic conclusion! Deep in the Elephant Tower, Conan comes face to face with a god creature from a far-off world and has his final confrontation with a sorcerer powerful enough and mad enough to imprison a god. Death has come to the Elephant Tower, and none will walk away unchanged.
In _Conan_ #21, the award-winning team of Kurt Busiek and Cary Nord continue their adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard's greatest Conan stories with the second part of "The Tower of the Elephant." Conan, at the side of Taurus, Prince of Thieves, assaults the dreaded Elephant Towerbut deadly peril awaits at every turn, from hungry lions to giant spiders, and it'll take all his barbarian skill merely to stay alive long enough to make it inside. Yet, once inside, he finds the tower holds secrets far stranger and darker than anything Conan could have prepared for. Colorist Dave Stewart won a 2005 Eisner Award for his work on _B.P.R.D._ and _Conan_. Cary Nord and Thomas Yeates were nominated for a 2005 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team.
The critically acclaimed, best-selling _Conan_ series begins its highly anticipated adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The Tower of the Elephant," one of the most popular Conan tales of all time. A bar fight in the City of Thieves yields far more than expected when Conan learns of the fabled and impregnable Tower of the Elephant. Determined to rob it, Conan sets out on a quest that will involve new comrades, sudden death, horrifying creatures, and gruesome, unsettling fates for both gods and men. "_Conan_ is an action-packed spectacle, a barbarian blockbuster with a brain, and an epic as intelligent as it is visually stunning."_Wizard_ Cary Nord and Thomas Yeates were nominated for a 2005 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team.
In _Conan_ #19, Conan unleashes an ancient evil of extraordinary power in a story that sets the stage for the adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard's most-praised Conan stories, "The Tower of the Elephant." Civilization continues to prove unsavory to the Cimmerian barbarian as he navigates through the teeming villainy of the City of Thieves. Determined to profit from this den of peril, Conan attempts to rob a luxurious temple only to find himself face to face with an unscrupulous power bent upon its own escape. Yet even that may not be as troubling as a woman from Conan's past who has returned to the scene, unexpectedly.
Bruce Timm, the innovator whose work has changed the face of American animation as well as American comics, and John Severin, the legendary artist of EC's _Two-Fisted Tales_, Image's _Desperadoes_, and Vertigo's _Caper_, team up to give fan-favorite Cary Nord a month off. Kurt Busiek and Timm join forces on a brief, sadistic little adventure involving a girl, a wizard, a monster, and Conan's very morbid sense of humor. Busiek teams with sometimes writing partner Fabian Nicieza (_Avengers/Thunderbolts_) and the great John Severin to pick up a loose end from _Conan_ #3, as Conan's destiny is misinterpreted by a series of luckless warriors and shameless opportunists, leading to nothing but misery.
In _Conan_ #17, Conan's travels take him to the most dangerous place in Zamorathe infamous City of Thieves! Bruised, angry, and fed up with both men and mysticism, Conan's ready to start handing out a few lessons in ass kickingand he finds plenty of contenders willing to take him on. And that's only the beginning of an adventure ranging from bloody back alleys to the secrets of the universewith a few sultry, seductive dangers in between. Cary Nord continues his stirring run of covers, showing one and all why _Conan_ has been a smash success for Dark Horse, and was one of _Wizard_ magazine's picks for biggest events of 2004. "On some larger level I know what to expect from _Conan_, but on an issue-by-issue basis I never know what I'm going to get next. Busiek and company have succeeded in blending the enduring strengths of Robert E. Howard's pulp creation and some exquisite comic-book storytelling to create a modern day masterpiece of the form."Randy Lander, TheFourthRail.com
The third major arc in the critically acclaimed, best-selling _Conan_ series begins with Conan once again rejecting civilization, but quickly learning that sorcery reaches out into the wild as well. Cary Nord begins a much-anticipated run on covers of the series that he made a hit, as we lay the groundwork leading up to the adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard's most popular stories, "The Tower of the Elephant." Don't miss the start of this definitive chapter in the life of Robert E. Howard's iconic character.
In _Conan_ #15, Kurt Busiek reunites with artist Greg Ruth, whose art "is gorgeous to look at, conveying a different but equally lush vision of Cimmeria," according to The Fourth Rail. This story looks deeper into Conan's earliest adventures. Having crippled a bullying playmate, young Conan has become a solitary figure. Born on the battlefield and destined for greatness, the boy has shown a fierce independence and bravery. The adults don't know what to do with such a formidable child, and the other boys are afraid of him. When Conan discovers an Aquilonian wizard and his daughter living in the woods outside his village, he is torn between his respect for their rogue existence and his chance to become a real Cimmerian warrior by exposing the foreign spies. The award-winning, critically acclaimed, best-selling series continues, returning Conan to his place of prominence on the heap of comic-book icons!
Thoth-Amon, the legendary sorcerer who will plague Conan throughout his life, launches his first attack, as the second story arc of this award-winning, critically lauded series concludes. A magical battle explodes, tearing up a forgotten temple as Conan and his assassin cohort take on the most evil man of the ancient world. "From the point we're at now, if it gets any better, we'll have to be like Spinal Tap and add an 11 to our scale."411Mania.com "Busiek's expansion on the works of Robert E. Howard captures the same sense of wild adventure and Cary Nord's rough pencils still charge the work with that raw energy we felt way back in issue #0."FanboyPlanet.com
Thoth-Amon launches a terrible magical attack on Conan as the high priest Kalanthes calls upon the power of an ancient holy site. The natural world explodes in a monstrous outpouring of beetles and weeds, and an acolyte of Kalanthes succumbs to the power of the evil god Set. 2004 Eisner Award winner for Best Single Issue_Conan #0: The Legend_ "From the point we're at now, if it gets any better, we'll have to be like Spinal Tap and add an 11 to our scale."411Mania.com "Busiek's expansion on the works of Robert E. Howard captures the same sense of wild adventure and Cary Nord's rough pencils still charge the work with that raw energy we felt way back in issue #0." FanboyPlanet.com
In _Conan_ #12, Conan meets Janissa the Widowmaker, deadliest bladeswoman of the Hyborian Age, while down and out in Ophir. He is also befriended by Kalanthes, priest of Ibis, the man Thoth-Amon has sworn to kill. But even if Conan is willing to stand between Thoth and his intended victim, he may not get the chance if Janissa has her way. Featuring the origin of Janissa, and Conan in over his head in manipulation, murder, and a war of wizardry. "From the point we're at now, if it gets any better, we'll have to be like Spinal Tap and add an 11 to our scale."411Mania.com
It's the fateful finale of Dark Horse's adaptation of Robert E. Howard's classic Conan story "The God in the Bowl"! A Hyborian locked-room murder mystery explodes in horror and death, as Conan comes face to face with the inhuman machinations of the dread sorcerer Thoth-Amon. Plus, threads build that will embroil Conan in a continent-spanning conflict that will change the direction of his life forever. Don't miss this 2004 Eisner Award winner!
In _Conan_ #10, Conan is accused of murder! While burglarizing a lush temple, Conan stumbles across a dead body and is blamed for the crime. But can the city guard even hope to hold him? Find out in part 1 of our two-part adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The God in the Bowl," a locked-room mystery with broadswords, evil gods, and more. This also marks the first time Conan runs afoul of Thoth-Amon, greatest sorcerer of the Hyborian Age, who will be Conan's most deadly and implacable enemy. Find out how their long rivalry begins right here! To date, _Conan_ remains one of Dark Horse's most valuable licenses, with hundreds of thousands of _Conan_ books in print! Eisner Award winner (Best Single Issue 2004_Conan #0: The Legend_)
The second story arc in the monthly _Conan_ begins here, with new cover artist Leinil Francis Yu! In the first arc, Conan discovered the horrible secrets of Hyperborea, a land he imagined to be wondrous and beautiful. Now he ventures into an even more treacherous settingcivilization. The world of bar fights and women opens up to the barbarian, and he realizes that it's possible to thrive even in a world that disgusts you. However, powerful forces take note of Conan, and one of the greatest evils in the ancient world is about to enter his life. "[Conan] is one of the best written and most beautifully illustrated works currently being produced; that [it's] based on a character with strong literary tradition and previous comic success doesn't hurt either. To this point, the creators have stuck closely to the classic stories of Robert E. Howard. The care for the original material is apparent, and [a] major reason why this series is a must read."411Mania.com
The legend of Conan begins in the middle of a Cimmerian warhis incredible strength and skill, evidenced in his youth, have always been credited to the bloody circumstances of his birth. This special fill-in issue brings Greg Ruth, acclaimed artist of _Freaks of the Heartland_, into the _Conan_ fold. "Born on the Battlefield," by Busiek and Ruth, in six standalone chapters, leads up to the epic battle at Venarium! Call it "Ultimate Conan." After years out of the spotlight, the iconic barbarian smashes his way back into comics and gets stripped down to his roots!
In _Conan_ #7, Conan leads a rebellion against the slave masters of Hyperborea, but can even he face the mightiest sorcerers of the oldest, most corrupt civilization of the ancient world? The answers bring pain, death, and heartbreak, and reveal the truth about Hyperborea and the source of Conan's lifelong hatred for that dark and cheerless land. _Conan_'s February 2004 debut led to an immediate sellout and rave reviews. From then on, Dark Horse has been instrumental in giving fans the world of Robert E. Howard as it was meant to be!
Once a slave, now an angry rebel, it's Conan versus the full might of the sorcerous kingdom of Hyperborea! With the lives of his allies and his lover in the balance, the swordsman must triumph over the most ancient and corrupt kingdom of his worldor watch them die! Original _Conan_ author Robert E. Howard showed that the barbarian held a deep hatred for this magical nation and vowed one day to grind them into the dust. Now his reasons, and the grisly truth about Hyperborea's most sacred rites, are finally revealed. Any fan of heroic fantasy needs to get their hands on this book. And the preceding zero issue. "Busiek, Nord, and the rest of Team Conan are crafting what very well may be the best fantasy comic to debut_this decade."Mike Bullock, BrokenFrontier.com
In _Conan_ #5, Conan's first Hyperborean adventure reveals the secrets of immortality, and the peaceful northern paradise is shown for the nightmare it really is. Conan breaks from those who've enslaved him, but is unable to save the lives of the prisoners he leads, or the woman he's fallen in love with. Robert E. Howard hinted at the terrors that his character Conan suffered in Hyperborea, but Busiek and company reveal the adventure here for the first time in vivid detail. Cary Nord is also known for his work for Marvel on _Daredevil_ and _Mutant X_. Kurt Busiek says, "There are everything from ape-men to albino giants to giant spiders to giant snakes. Just take 'giant' and put a deadly animal behind it."_Wizard_ magazine #148
Ra-Sidh's diabolical plans reach their climax in a deadly crescendo of magic and murder. As ancient spells clash with Aquilonian steel, King Conan must put his personal vendetta aside to save his kingdomand worldfrom a fate far worse than the darkest death. Written by Joshua Dysart (_Swamp Thing_, _Violent Messiahs_) and drawn by Will Conrad (_Serenity_, _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_), _Conan and the Midnight God_ continues an exciting new chapter in the adventures of the barbarian king.
The mad genius of horror and western fiction, writer Joe R. Lansdale, and the twisted visionary artist Timothy Truman bring their unholy alliance to its blood-spattered conclusion with a final issue sure to send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore _Conan_ fans! An otherworldly abomination shall rend the veil dividing Conan's world from unspeakable terrors beyond as a black-hearted sorcerer's lust for power unleashes an evil that surpasses his control or reckoning. Only the cool head and cold steel of the Cimmerian can save all creation from the slimy, smothering damnation of this unnameable horror.
To rescue the captive Devi Yasmina, Conan will have to overcome the malicious magicks of the Black Seers of Yimsha. But even if he can defeat the foul sorcerers in their own mountain fortress, he must still contend with their even more formidable master! * From Fred Van Lente and Ariel Olivetti, the celebrated team behind _Hercules_ and _Hulk_! * Conan like you've never seen himfully painted by Olivetti "Ariel Olivetti's art is simply beautiful."Comic Book Resources
King Conan's quest for vengeance takes him past the boundaries of life and death and into the heart of evil as the sinister events in Stygia escalate into a deadly crescendo. Written by Joshua Dysart (_Swamp Thing_, _Violent Messiahs_) and drawn by Will Conrad (_Serenity_, _Buffy the Vampire Slayer_), _Conan and the Midnight God_ continues an exciting new chapter in the adventures of the barbarian king.
Ancient evil dawns upon the land of Stygia in this horrifying conclusion to the origin of Conan's greatest adversary, Thoth-Amon! After a lifetime of scheming plots, bloody rituals, and murderous betrayals, Thoth-Amon achieves his dark destiny as a dreaded sorcerer of the snake-god Set, and his ultimate display of power will devastate a nation and test the will of those dedicated to protecting a world lost and broken. It is the birth of a darkness beyond reckoning, and an unexpected finale to a story that has permanent ramifications for the _Conan_ mythos!
Out of the burning desert and into the biting forest, Conan travels at the advice of a nomadic tribe with the knowledge of how to use his hard-won treasures to unlock the way to a much grander prize. Yet within the wooded darkness hides a grave and bloody threat. Into the stinking bowels of the earth Conan and his party will be driven, where guardians who were once men protect an ancient and powerful secret. _Wizard_ Book of the Month, March 2005
A captive Conan is brought north in chains and learns just how far off the mark was his vision of Hyperborea as a land "of gleaming cities, of riches, and wonders, and exotic women, who live lives of serenity and contemplation, in peace with all manner of bird and beast, from the lamb to the griffin and milk and honey flow in streams from the hills." Robert E. Howard hinted at the nightmares that his character Conan suffered in Hyperborea, but Busiek and company reveal them here for the first time in livid detail. "Rendered by Cary Nord, it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure."_Entertainment Weekly_
Conan lays waste to sorcerous abominations birthed from the wretched desert as famous horror and western writer Joe R. Lansdale continues to give Timothy Truman the most hard-hided sword-and-sorcery scenes ever drawn. Amidst the burning desolation of Stygia, Conan has acquired a camel, a drunken companion, and objects of great power coveted by a wizard whose greed is only rivaled by his hate. What Conan seeks is profit, but he will take a fightespecially if it means teaching a dark sorcerer about the merciless ways of Cimmerian steel.
Desperate soldiers, ruthless mercenaries, vengeance-crazed tribesmen, and evil sorcerersthey're all out for Conan's blood! After the Black Seers of Yimsha seize Queen Yasmina and withdraw to their mountain fortress, will the Cimmerian be able to reclaim the woman that he himself has taken hostage? * From Fred Van Lente and Ariel Olivetti, the celebrated team behind _Hercules_ and _Hulk_! * Conan like you've never seen himfully painted by Olivetti! * With _The Legend of Conan_ announced for 2014, Dark Horse's _Conan_ is essential reading!
In the aftermath of "The Frost Giant's Daughter," Conan heads into battle with the men of Asgard, never suspecting the treachery they hold in store for him, nor the horror coming down from Hyperborea. This is Dark Horse's bold new interpretation of Robert E. Howard's greatest creation. "Rendered by Cary Nord, it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure."_Entertainment Weekly_
The dread power of Thoth-Amon achieves devastating new heights as the young sorcerer sets in motion a plan to place the kingdom of Stygia within his serpentine grip. Having ingratiated himself to a weak-willed heir to the crown, Thoth undertakes the systematic elimination of any who would stand in the way of the fool's ascent to the throne. Yet there is one in the Order of Ibis who grows suspicious of Thoth's solicitous relations with the prince and the increasing amount of royal blood mysteriously spilled. Will this young priest discover the truth about Thoth in time to save the king, or will the snake-god Set sink its fangs into the last, best hope for peace in a war-torn land? Conan's greatest adversary matures into a mighty doer of evil in this penultimate issue of the series chronicling Thoth's origins for the first time!
The echoes of Ra-Sidh's sorcery take on a grotesque new form as Conan and his men ride deeper into Stygia. _Conan and the Midnight God_ continues an exciting new chapter in the adventures of the barbarian king. Follow-up to Funcom's _Age of Conan_ comic, distributed to 450,000 readers. Cover by _Wizard_ cover-of-the-month artist Jason Shawn Alexander.
The young acolyte Thoth-Amon rises quickly through the priestly ranks of Ibis as one by one his fellows fall victim to grisly deaths by an unseen hand. Bewildered and powerless to halt the carnage, one priest fears he has discovered the source of the evil encroaching upon the city, only to learn that the truth is far more horrifying than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, the citizens of Memphia are losing faith in the ability of Ibis to protect them, and rumors are spreading of a far more powerful and ancient deitythe snake-god Set. This essential piece of the Conan mythos uncovering the origin of its greatest villain is cowritten by Len Wein, creator of _Swamp Thing_ and _Wolverine_, and Kurt Busiek, Eisner Award-winning writer of the best-selling _Conan_ ongoing series, and drawn by Kelley Jones, much-proclaimed master of horror!
Conan is on the run with his captive, Queen Yasminabut his desperate bid to seek refuge in the Himelian Mountains leads him into an ambush! Meanwhile, murderous magic is afoot as the wicked sorcerer Khemsa plots against the unsuspecting Cimmerian! * From the celebrated team behind _Hercules_ and _Hulk_! * A sorceror schemes while a hero seeks refuge!