Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Conan the Barbarian

Conan is one of my favourite fantasy characters, and as I have mentioned before I have always enjoyed the stories of Robert E Howard. Recently I decided to read my way through the Dark Horse reprints of Roy Thomas' run on the Chronicles of Conan for Marvel. Thomas was assisted by some of the greatest artists of the period, but the two which the series is most famous for are Barry Windsor-Smith and John Buscema.
These comics were a lot of fun, and Thomas quickly grasped what he needed to write to make the stories work. Windsor-Smith and Buscema contribute amazing art and make the whole package sing. I had a lot of fun reading these comics, and each volume has a conclusion written by Thomas informing the reader about little details in the stories, where they came from and any other information he feels like sharing. Overall a lot of fun and fans of fantasy will not be disappointed.

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