After an agent of the dreaded Black Seers of Yimsha assassinates the king of Vendhya, his sister Yasmina-now a queen-vows revenge! But her plans are derailed when Conan kidnaps her, and soon the Cimmerian has ruthless mercenaries, vengeance-crazed tribesmen, sinister sorcerers, and an entire army hard on his heels! Collects the four-issue miniseries. * From the celebrated team behind Hercules and Hulk! * Conan like you've never seen him-fully painted by Olivetti! * From the new writer of the monthly series!
King Conan is haunted by the ghost of his first-and some say greatest-love. If he is to ever know peace again, he must put her spirit to rest. Who is the mysterious sorceress Conan enlists to aid him in his quest, even as she secretly plots against him? And can the barbarian survive the danger-filled journey across the never-ending ocean, back to the forbidding temple on the coast, where his lost love met her end? Collects Conan: The Phantoms of the Black Coast #1–#5. * From the artist of The Lightning Thief and Scott Snyder's Severed
In addition to a brand-new story by Michael Avon Oeming (Rapture, Powers), this volume sees Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex) and Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider) introduce readers to the daughters of Midora, Ron Marz (Green Lantern) and Bart Sears (The Helm) visit the Island of No Return, and Tim Truman (King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel) and Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) provide a breathtaking yarn of their own! A must-buy for any Conan fan! Collects Conan and the Daughters of Midora, Conan: Island of No Return #1–#2, and stories from MySpace Dark Horse Presents #11 and USA Today.
P. Craig Russell, the artist best known for adapting literary works to comics, applies his legendary talents to Conan in this adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "The Jewels of Gwahlur," one of Conan's last adventures before becoming king. A young woman, having made a string of bad choices, finds herself the pawn of mercenaries-one of which is Conan of Cimmeria. As the former dancing girl poses as the dead oracle of a primitive cult, Conan puts his experience as a thief and a soldier together in pursuit of some of the most prized jewels in the world-the Teeth of Gwahlur! Featuring a sixteen-page sketchbook and an interview with Russell covering his career and creative process on this book, this handsome book not only highlights one of fantasy art's greatest living talents, it shows once again that Howard's original Conan tales remain unsurpassed.
Writer Fred Van Lente’s incredible run on Conan reaches its epic conclusion! This spellbinding volume features an evil witch bent on vengeance against her twin sister, as well as what is perhaps the most famous event in the Conan mythos—Conan’s crucifixion! Collects issues #20–#25 of Conan the Avenger.
* Fred Van Lente wraps up his epic run!
* Features one of the most famous scenes in the canon—the crucifixion of Conan!
* Artist Jose Luis joins series regular Brian Ching!
* Fred Van Lente wraps up his epic run!
* Features one of the most famous scenes in the canon—the crucifixion of Conan!
* Artist Jose Luis joins series regular Brian Ching!
Writer Fred Van Lente takes on the world's most famous barbarian! Conan and the former slave girl Natala wander the desert as the only survivors of a vast army. Finally they arrive dying of thirst to the unwelcoming and desolate city of Xuthal, where a mysterious horror lurks in the shadows threatening to take any who step within the city! As the inhabitants sleep under the spell of the Black Lotus, Conan and Natala must escape if they wish to live! This enthralling volume collects issues #13--19 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Avenger.
Conan and his allies are thrown into battle against an army of brigands! Conan enters into an uncertain alliance to steal a legendary treasure that leads him on a perilous journey! Writer Fred Van Lente tackles the world's most famous barbarian in this collection of issues #7-#12 of Dark Horse Comics' Conan the Avenger. *The complete smash-hit second Conan the Avenger arc by Fred Van Lente! "This is classic Conan here, folks, and it's great fun to read."-The Fandom Post
Writer Fred Van Lente leads the way for the world's most famous barbarian! Conan drinks himself into a stupor of grief while in the troubled city of Shumballa--until a brazen act of thievery against him sends the Cimmerian into a witch-hunt full of adventure, demons, and rebellion! This city on the edge of a revolution must rely on Conan if it is to survive, and when the truth of is revealed, Shumballa will never be the same! This exciting volume collects issues #1--6 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Avenger.
Brian Wood's epic and acclaimed adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Queen of the Black Coast" reaches its heart-retching conclusion! When Conan and Bêlit intercept an invaluable religious artifact, ruthless zealots hunt them across a treacherous landscape! Then, when the couple seeks their fortune on the cursed banks of Zarkheba, they encounter a dark power that will shape their fate! This thrilling volume collects issues #19--25 of the Dark Horse Comics series Conan the Barbarian.
In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Conan and Bêlit find their bond buckling under an enormous strain. When Bêlit returns to her childhood home, what she discovers in the sands of Shem could separate her from Conan forever. Conan then seeks clarity through the mind-altering power of the yellow lotus, but the visions revealed to him may be more than the barbarian can bear. Brian Wood's defining run on Conan continues with art by the celebrated talents of Davide Gianfelice, Mirko Colak, and Andrea Mutti!
Brian Wood's defining run on Conan continues! Conan and Bêlit are the undisputed masters of the Western Ocean, their names whispered in fearful awe all along the Black Coast. But while fellow seafarers know better than to challenge their reign, other threats arrive from unexpected places. Such as when Conan returns to Cimmeria to track down an impostor destroying villages in his name, only to discover a tragic connection to his own past! Or when Conan spots a mysterious, derelict ship following them, its horrifying cargo threatening to destroy everything he and Bêlit have built and tear them apart!
Kicking off Dark Horse's sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Queen of the Black Coast," Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the Western Ocean. Finding first danger and then passion in the arms of the pirate queen Bêlit, the Cimmerian begins a new life of pleasure and pillage along the Black Coast, in this epic of romance and terror! * A perfect jumping-on point for new readers!
Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings concludes. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his co-conspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while a civil war brews above their heads! Also in this volume, an encounter at a tavern lands Conan at the end of every sword in a small port city, in a story leading directly into Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan's acclaimed Conan the Barbarian!
On the run from the army of Turan, Conan and fellow fugitive Olivia hide out on a small island in the Vilayet Sea. They soon find themselves stalked by an unseen terror in the jungles and threatened by a group of pirates belonging to the Red Brotherhood, which is led by Conan's sworn enemy-Sergius of Koth! However, those may be the least of Conan's concerns, because when the moon rises on this island, the ruins of a lost civilization stir and an ancient, deadly curse awakens! Conan will be pushed to his limits as he and Olivia fight to survive! * Collects Conan the Cimmerian issues #22-#25, plus the Weight of the Crown one-shot with its MySpace Dark Horse Presents short-story prologue. * This collection completes the epic Dark Horse series Conan the Cimmerian. * Features a foreword by series writer Timothy Truman and an afterword by Robert E. Howard biographer and genre writer Mark Finn!
Legendary artist Joe Kubert's very first sequential Conan work and illustrations by Cary Nord, Justin Sweet, and Joseph Michael Linsner highlight this latest collection of stories from Dark Horse's ongoing Conan the Cimmerian comic -- book series. In his short career as a mercenary, young Conan has impressed both Princess Yasmela and military leader Lord Amalric, but an ambitious rogue prince arrives in Khoraja and blindsides Conan out of the comfortable, courtly situation he's found himself in. Not only is Conan's love affair with Yasmela going south, but rebel Prince Julion immediately challenges Conan's headstrong impulses and military plans, causing a rift between the battered but proud forces of Khoraja and Amalric's army of colorful mercs.
Conan, once a wandering thief, tries his luck as a professional warrior, joining Amalric's mercenary forces to live as a rank-and-file soldier. However, something much more than luck will lead Conan on a collision course with the strongest, strangest army he's ever faced! Princess Yasmela-the city of Khoraja's remaining sovereign-has been haunted by terrifying apparitions of the wizard Natohk, and when Natohk threatens to bring his demonic hordes to Khoraja, Yasmela prays to the god Mitra for help. Mitra actually responds and tells her to place the fate of her entire kingdom into the hands of the first man she meets out in the city streets-and that man is a drunk, hesitant barbarian! Conan may turn out to be Khoraja's best hope for survival, but his distrust of the soft upper classes and their disdain for his common station may derail any possibility of working together to halt Natohk's bid for world domination. * Collects Conan the Cimmerian #8-#13.
Conan volume 7: Cimmeria marks a transitional period in young Conan's life, as he spurns civilization - with its turncoats and legal trappings - and returns to the beloved, brutal country of Cimmeria, where he was born and raised. The dangers found in the snowy mountain passes of his barbaric homeland are a welcome change from the mind games and treachery Conan encountered in the cities of the East, but there are unfortunate lessons in treachery to be learned here, too. When a tentative truce with the Aesir is threatened by the actions of Caollan, the first woman Conan ever loved, Conan again finds himself at the heart of a larger conflict that will test not only his physical strength and cunning mind - but his passionate heart as well. * "(Truman) goes back to the same historical and mythical source material Howard must have used and mines it to expand on what Howard already did. Now that's the way to put your stamp on a Howard tale. As a result, this reeks of Robert E. Howard influence. There is blood and there is fire... there is death and despair and indomitable will. Basically, everything you could want from a Conan story." -ComicsBulletin.com * The hardcover version is a direct market exclusive of the trade-paperback collection, printed to initial orders only!
A mysterious curse lingers, following Conan as he attempts to return to his homeland, and a great darkness looms ahead in the doomed city of Yaralet. This latest collection in Dark Horse's smart, innovative Conan series finds the cunning Cimmerian chased by both unfinished business from his past and a strange novice magician who seeks to deliver a dire warning to the wandering barbarian. A great evil from Conan's past moves ever closer while unfathomable terrors awaken and come into view. Conan is, of course, eager to meet both head on!
The Cimmerian finds himself ensnared in the dark intrigues of a city-state where the powerful will stoop to any depths to keep what they have stolen. When a young, idealistic noble offers Conan a ticket to freedom in exchange for a favor, Conan leaps at the opportunity-and into a labyrinth where he must fight to keep not only his word, but his very life. 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. * "Dark Horse continues to do justice to Howard's work while enhancing it quite nicely." – ComicsBulletin.com * Collects Conan #37, 38, 41-44.
Know, O Prince, that in an age undreamed of, shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. Hither came Conan the Cimmerian; black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet . . . Conan: The Hall of the Dead concludes writer Kurt Busiek's (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) critically acclaimed run, paving the way for new writer Tim Truman (Conan and the Songs of the Dead) and featuring a story by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola! Eisner award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Daredevil), and Eisner award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Ultimate Fantastic Four, DC: The New Frontier) continue their groundbreaking run on Dark Horse's best-selling Conan series with three of the best writers in comics today. * Collects Conan #24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34
Eisner award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City), Eisner award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Daredevil), and Eisner award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Ultimate Fantastic Four; DC: The New Frontier) continue their groundbreaking run on Dark Horse's best-selling Conan series with an adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard's greatest Conan tales, "The Tower of the Elephant"! Fed up with both civilization and mysticism, Conan travels to the infamous City of Thieves to take out his frustrations. When a bar fight uncovers the legend of the impregnable Tower of the Elephant, he becomes determined to rob it, setting out on a quest unlike any he's undertaken-one that will involve new comrades, sudden death, horrifying creatures, and gruesome unsettling fates for both gods and men. • Busiek and Nord-with a special appearance by legendary illustrator Michael Wm. Kaluta (Books of Magic, Lucifer)-chronicle a seminal adventure in Conan's life. • Collecting Conan #0, #16-17, #19-22. • The hardcover edition is exclusive to Direct Market and will be printed to order.
The critically acclaimed and award-winning creative team behind the runaway-hit revival are back with a brand new adaptation of one of Conan creator Robert E. Howard's best-known tales. Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek and artists Cary Nord and Dave Stewart render the glorious suspense of Howard's beloved "The God in the Bowl" in all its terrifying detail, as well as introducing not only Conan's most famed adversary, Thoth-amon, but a new female foil to Conan's exploits-Janissa the Widowmaker, bound by a pact to a witch who has sinister plans for Conan. Collecting issues #7, #9-#14 of the Dark Horse series. * "Writer Kurt Busiek treats him with the dignified respect due as one of the towering figures in fantasy literature ... it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure."-Entertainment Weekly * "Conan is an action-packed spectacle, a barbarian blockbuster with a brain, and an epic as intelligent as it is visually stunning."-Wizard Magazine
When the internationally famous barbarian hero returned to comics, with an all-new fresh start by award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) and dynamic artists Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates, and Dave Stewart, the result was instant sell-outs and multiple printings to keep up with the demand. Now Conan's earliest adventures are collected in a handsome 192-page collection. Catch all the action and savagery as he wars with the murderous Vanir, meets the Frost Giant's Daughter, and is taken as a slave by the ancient sorcerers of Hyperborea! This top-selling new series faithfully expands on original author Robert E. Howard's literary creation. Collecting issues #0-#6 and fourteen pages from issue #7 of the ongoing series. • "Writer Kurt Busiek treats him with the dignified respect due one of the towering figures in fantasy literature ... it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure."-Entertainment Weekly
Writer Kurt Busiek and artist Greg Ruth team up to give you the story of Conan's early life, from his birth on a Cimmerian battlefield to his coming of age as a warrior in the pivotal Battle of Venarium. Sowing the seeds of the barbarian's momentous career, this chronicle of Conan's youthful conquests-both martial and carnal-also showcases master storytellers Busiek and Ruth's work at its finest. • "[Ruth's art] is gorgeous to look at, conveying a different but equally lush vision of Cimmeria and the rest of Hyboria."-The Fourth Rail • Collects Conan #8, #15, #23, #32, #45, and #46.
Conan and his companions pursue a grand treasure through lands beset by civil war, murderous cults, and demonic horrors. And while the mighty Cimmerian will-and does!-spit in the very face of death itself, he and his comrades discover that not all treasures are of gold and precious gems. Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #174–#181 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #10. * Featuring work by Eisner Award Hall of Fame inductee John Buscema.
Conan, now a warlord of Koth, is sent by his jealous and spiteful king on a doomed foray into the territory of bloodthirsty Kushite marauders. But greater perils await as Conan and his men again encounter Imhotep, demon from beyond the stars, who seeks Conan's life and the enchanted amulet the barbarian carries. Collects Conan the Barbarian #182–#189 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #11.
Conan may be the only man with enough power to stem the tide of chaos in Koth after the king's death but for one small detail-Conan killed the king! But Conan may have a bigger problem than restoring peace. The Devourer of Souls has returned, and he plans to take Conan's! Collects Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #190–#199. * Conan is a fantasy icon, inspiring novels, comics, games, three feature films, and a television series.
Plagued by nightmares of fire and death, Conan sets out for his distant Cimmerian homeland to see if his tribe still lives. But the barbarian warrior’s path is unexpectedly fraught with the undead legions of the witch Vammatar, who once held Conan’s own chains! Collects Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian #250–#258.
Conan must scale the forbidden Mount of Crom to prevent the release of the ancient god-demon Shuma Gorath, imprisoned by Crom himself! But the witch queen Vammatar and her necromancer husband, Kulan Gath, also seek the summit--and the iron-bound Books of Shuma-Gorath, with which they plan to free the malevolent god and bring it under their own baleful control!The Chronicles of Conan collects classic Conan the Barbarian tales never-before collected and unavailable for over a quarter of a century.
Legends say that even demons fear to tread the Pictish wilderness after the sun has set. But the threat of hordes of savage Picts is not enough to keep Conan the Barbarian from the lure of a king's treasure... and Tetra, the beautiful daughter of a Brythunian nobleman. While seemingly lost without Conan's protection, Tetra will show Pict and Cimmerian alike that she is far, far more than she seems! Collects Conan the Barbarian #168–#173 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #8 and #9. * Featuring work by John Buscema
Only one man has called Conan "Little Man" and lived to tell the taleFafnir of the red beard, friend of Conan, brawler, and general tavern body, makes his triumphant return to action in this volume of The Chronicles of Conan, and none too soon! Conan will need all the allies he can muster if he is to survive a witch that commands a demon arm, a manmountain known as Gargantax, and a crafty immortal who would remain that way at all costs! But will helping Conan be a oneway ticket to the afterlife for Fafnir and the rest of Conan's allies? * This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #160 to #167 and Conan the Barbarian Annual #7, now with new colors, an insightful foreword, and new art by Ernie Chan! * Featuring a King Conan story by Roy Thomas and John Buscema! * Ernie Chan answers the ageold question, "Who would win in a fight, Conan or Kull?"
Conan confronts some of his most difficult challenges yet when he faces down a werewolf who is being protected by the same tribe that it aims to destroy in "Night of the Wolf," and he finds a hidden Cimmerian valley filled with the vestiges of an ancient war in "Vale of Death." The wandering barbarian will also have to keep his wits about him if he is to keep from becoming a statue in a madwoman's collection in "The Cauldron of Doom!" * This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #151 #159, now with new colors, all of the original series covers, and a foreword by Ernie Chan complete with a brand new pinup!
The Chronicles of Conan Volume 19 collects "Deathmark," which mixes tattoos, severed arms, and a decadesold grudge into a gruesome mystery, and "Tower of Mitra," where a magically endowed beauty, seen in a previous Jones Conan story, returns to help defeat a demonic harpy. Writers Mary Jo Duffy, Alan Zelenetz, and Michael Fleisher also contribute oneshot stories to this collection, which finds Conan facing the Dragon of Solvanthia, numerous witches and wizards, rat demons, bloodthirsty swordsmen, and his own son by a priestess of the Cimmerian wilderness! * This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #143 to #150.
Taking over writing duties on Conan the Barbarian in the early 1980s, Bruce Jones brought his humor and horror sensibilities as well as his knack for telling great short stories to the title, invigorating John Buscema, who returned to work on the series with Conan #136. In The Chronicles of Conan: Isle of the Dead and Other Stories, these two comicbook titans lead Conan on a thrilling tour of Hyboria from the monsterinfested Bossonian Marshes to the hideous slave markets of Belthem as Conan encounters strange, supernatural foes, beguiling women, and overconfident rulers. * Stories like "The River of Death," "Titan's Gambit," and the twopart "Spider Isle" adventure are meticulously restored and recolored, and Jones and Buscema are joined by such talents as Ernie Chan, Mark Silvestri, Val Mayerik, Alfredo Alcala, and others. * This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #135 to #142, including all original series covers.
The incomparable Gil Kane (Green Lantern, Amazing SpiderMan, Blackmark) is featured in this special 240page Chronicles of Conan volumeour thickest offering yet! Joining storyteller J.M. DeMatteis on Conan the Barbarian #127, Gil Kane's short but stellar Conan run in 1981 and 1982 thrust readers into a new era of magical quests, strange creatures, and inventive fantasy adventures. In Chronicles of Conan: The Creation Quest and Other Stories, Kane collaborates with DeMatteis, Bruce Jones, and longtime colleague Roy Thomas. In addition to a DeMatteis introduction an engaging, behindthescenes look at his years working on ConanRoy Thomas provides another insightful afterword, as he discusses working with Gil Kane on their 38page "King of the Forgotten People!" collaboration. In addition to the "Creation Quest" story arc, readers will enjoy the meticulously restored color pages found in "The Ring of Rhax," "A Hitch in Time," and the heartbreaking "Snow Haired Woman of the Wastes" where Robert E. Howard's mighty barbarian finds himself unraveling horrific mysteries and testing his thresholds of pain and mental fortitude! * Special 240page Gil Kane collection!
As Conan pushes his way across the Corinthian desert landscape, the Cimmerian soon learns he is not alone in this vast and desolate wasteland. The clash of swords and the mystery of sorcery collide in this jam-packed collection as the mighty barbarian finds himself face-to-face with the seductive Princess of the Mist, a tenacious abomination, and the god of death, himself!
Conan faces his most arduous adventure yet as he matches his wits and brawn against the very forces of nature itselfno small task, even for a man who's done battle with wizards, otherworldly beasts, and ancient gods. But will the strength of steel really be enough against such powers? All this plus the tenth anniversary story by Roy Thomas and John Buscema, this volume marks the end of an eracollecting the final issues of Roy Thomas's celebrated run on Conan the Barbarian. Featuring completely remastered color, this volume is a must for fans of classic sword and sorcery! * Collects Conan the Barbarian Issues # 108-115.
A new era begins for Conan the Barbarian, as he sets out, once more alone, into the savage heart of Hyboria — his wit, his strength, and his blade, his only allies against a flood of foes both human and super-human! Presenting more of the celebrated Roy Thomas/John Buscema Conan the Barbarian run, as well as a special guest artist appearance by Sal Buscema! All featuring completely re-mastered color; all proving once again why Conan is the greatest and most savage Epic Fantasy character of all time.
Conan and Bêlit, Queen of the Black Coast, reunite with their pirate crew aboard the Tigress only to be drawn into the vermininfested swamps of Stygia. In the dark depths of this haunted land, they battle for their lives amidst stately pleasure gardens transformed into treacherous dens of deceit. There, a twisted beastking reigns supreme, his hordes of abominations descending mercilessly upon the Cimmerian and his lover. Together, the two shall face monstrous mancrabs and a sultry seawitch, but when an ancient secret is unleashed it means only one thing for a member of their heroic partydeath! * Featuring ten more issues from the famed Roy Thomas/John Buscema run on Conan the Barbarian, stories showcasing Conan's adventures with Bêlit the ShePirate, one of Robert E. Howard's most powerful and beloved female characters.
So it was written, so it shall be. The coming foretold, sealed into the hands of fate by the lips of the prophets from another time. The mystery is revealed and the great plan will now come to its fruition! Its number shall be three. From the far horizons, across the deepest reaches of the ethereal gulf, the thunderous echo of its name shall be heard! PENNY ARCADE! Penny Arcade, the most powerful webcomic in the universe, returns! The third volume of this cultural and supernatural phenomenon, The Warsun Prophecies, brings you every Penny Arcade strip published online in 2002 A.D., encased with the dark secrets of the mad prophets known as Gabe and Tycho. Behold! It has been foretold!
A failed assassination attempt brings into Freeman’s possession Muramasa, the Devil’s Sword, an ancient samurai blade that brings misfortune and death to any who possess it. Wishing to spare Freeman and tame the sword’s malevolent spirit, Tiger Orchid, Freeman’s wife, takes the blade to Kowloon to train with a legendary swordmaster. But she’ll need to find him in Kowloon Castle, a slum so riddled with crime and destitution that it does not officially exist. But its dangers are all too real, and even a possessed sword may not be enough to stop a gun-toting criminal army bent on selling Tiger Orchid into slavery! Written by the legendary Kazuo Koike, creator of Lone Wolf and Cub, and illustrated by the incomparable Ryoichi Ikegami, Crying Freeman is adult manga at its most challenging: dark, violent, morally complex, erotically charged and regarded worldwide as one of the classics of adult graphic fiction.
From the turbulent seas to the deepest, darkest jungles, the barbarian Conan moves ever closer to his destiny as king and conqueror. Allied with the deadly she-pirate Belit, Conan journeys further into the most savage and untamed Hyborian lands, and into his own heart of darkness. It's Sword and Sorcery at its finest! From the Trade Paperback edition.
In a fantastic world filled with malevolent magicians and dangerous doppelgangers, one man pits his flesh, blood, and steel against an endless tide of enemies-natural and supernatural-that would seek to destroy him. That man is Conan! Whether he's going toe-to-toe against a lumbering beast or taking on a shipload of cut-throats and pirates, Conan's strength, cunning and iron will know no equal. Collecting issues #52-#60 of the original series. • Presenting more of the celebrated Roy Thomas/John Buscema Conan the Barbarian run. All featuring completely remastered color; all proving once again why Conan is considered the greatest and most savage Fantasy characters of all time.
Throughout his adventures across the mythic Hyperborean world, the barbarian called Conan crosses swords with many colorful and dangerous characters, somehow always finding himself on the wrong end of a wizard's wrath, or staring down the hungry jaws of a nightmarish beast. Proving himself more than a match for whatever comes his way, Conan has become one of the most enduring and strangely endearing characters in all of popular culture. The stories in this edition feature more tales of thrilling adventure and chilling betrayal as only writer Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema could deliver. • Presenting more of the celebrated Roy Thomas/John Buscema Conan the Barbarian run. Featuring completely remastered color, all proving once again why Conan is considered the greatest and most savage fantasy character of all time.
In the years that have passed since prolific pulp writer Robert E. Howard created his seminal sword-and-sorcery adventurer Conan, many other scribes have tried to re-create the passion and energy Howard infused into his stories. Few have come as close as comics writer Roy Thomas did during his long and influential run on Marvel's monthly Conan the Barbarian series back in the 1970s. Collaborating with the most acclaimed and talented artists of the time, Thomas wove a narrative tapestry of action, intrigue, and heroism that's as powerful today as it was when it was first published. This volume features completely remastered color and text corrections.
The return of Conan is at hand. By the mid-1970s, Robert E. Howard's seminal sword-and-sorcery hero had cut a path through the comic book world, restored to vivid life by prolific writer Roy Thomas and his host of talented artists. Of those artists, none contributed more to Conan's legacy than the legendary John Buscema. Taking the lush and detailed realism that had already been established in the comic book series, Buscema pushed the look of Howard's creation in an entirely new direction, illustrating what would become the definitive version of Conan for an entire generation of readers. Collecting issues #27–#33 of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian series, this volume features completely remastered color.
Volume four collects the end of Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith's seminal run on Conan the Barbarian. As with any collaboration between two extremely talented artists, before their partnership on Conan came to an end, Thomas and Windsor-Smith were producing the finest work of their careers up to that point. And like those great collaborations, we're left to wonder, "what if they'd stayed together..." This compilation features two outstanding creators at the top of their game, working on a compelling character who's popularity has never faded. Also included is the first issue of acclaimed artist John Buscema's definitive run. Collecting issues 23 through 26 of the original Marvel series and material from the second and third issues of Savage Tales, originally published in the 1970s. As an added bonus, this volume features Richard Isonove, colorist of Marvel's Origin: The True Story of Wolverine and Neil Gaiman's 1602, bringing to life Thomas and Windsor-Smith's ultimate masterpiece, Red Nails.
This is the third volume in a series collecting the early Conan comic-book stories by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith. Originally created in the 1930s, Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian has survived to emerge as one of this century's most powerful and popular characters. Even more impressive than the character's lasting appeal over the past seven decades, is the caliber of talent involved in all of the various Conan incarnations. Of those, there are few that speak as clearly and as uniquely as artist Barry Windsor-Smith. Over the course of these early stories, Windsor-Smith's stunning evolution from comic-book cartoonist to full-fledged artist is apparent and thrilling to behold. This volume collects issues #14, #15, and #17-#21 and features completely remastered color.
Compiling the early Conan the Barbarian stories by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, this collection contains some of the most powerful and compelling comic stories ever created. Following Robert E. Howard's pulp hero Conan through the early part of his life, Thomas and Windsor-Smith (then going by the name "Barry Smith") wove together pieces of the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, all built around the framework of Howard's original fiction. Featuring completely remastered color and text corrections, these stories have been unavailable in color since their original publication, nearly thirty years ago. A must for Conan fans and art afficionados alike.
In the early 1970s, Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian exploded on to the comics scene. Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two mapped out some of the most stirring and memorable Conan adventures to come along since those written by Howard himself. Over the course of their 24 issue run together, Thomas and Smith defined Conan for a generation of comics readers, and now those stories are collected in this series. Featuring completely remastered color and text corrections, and containing material not available for nearly thirty years.