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King-Size Conan #1> BY CROM, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS – MARKING 50 YEARS OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN IN COMICS!
Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new KING-SIZE CONAN! In 1970, Roy Thomas brought CONAN THE BARBARIAN, a creation of author Robert E. Howard, to Marvel Comics. With art by the incomparable Barry Windsor-Smith, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 introduced the Hyborian Age to a whole new audience, paving the way for decades of comics and Conan’s conquest of pop culture.
Now get ready to celebrate 50 years of CONAN with an oversize special spanning the breadth of Conan’s life and times by the most dazzling array of creative talent ever assembled in one book to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth!
Experience Roy Thomas and Steve McNiven’s all-new prelude to that original story from 1970!
Thrill to a tale of revenge by Kevin Eastman (co-creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), writing and drawing his FIRST Marvel story!
Chris Claremont and Roberto de la Torre team up to unveil a turning point in Conan’s career as a mercenary!
Kurt Busiek and Pete Woods recount an early brush with sorcerous forces that will shape Conan’s destiny!
Conan and Bêlit sail together again for the first time since the 2019 relaunch, with Jes s Saiz illustrating the Marvel Comics maiden voyage of Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s DAREDEVIL writer/director/showrunner)!
The perfect introduction for new fans, and an essential adventure for die-hards, this is the can’t-miss CONAN comic of the decade! (S) Richard Thomas, Kurt Busiek, Chris Claremont, Kevin Eastman, Steven S. DeKnight (A) Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Eastman, Jesus Saiz (CA) Andrew Robinson
Smurfs Take> There has always been Conan. As I look back over my years of reading and collecting he has always been there along with the horror comics I treasured as a kid. He’s the one that really opened the door to the fantasy world for me when my dad would bring me the magazine size issues. In fact I think I knew Crom before I knew Thor and looking forward to reliving a little of that childhood glee as I dive into this issue. Also a little excited to see what Eastman’s take on the character is going to be like.
Maestro #5> THE FINAL NOTE IN A SYMPHONY YEARS IN THE MAKING!
The Hulk is dead – long live the Maestro! But this is no good night lullaby. It’s nonstop action in Peter David fashion as the secrets behind Future Imperfect finally come to light! (S) Peter David (A) German Peralta (A/CA) Dale Keown
Smurfs Take> This had been great, and a little sad to see it come to a close but that’s for the best. No reason to mess with perfection and I can figure the rest out from here but having some of the holes filled in a brief look at how it all started was fantastic.
Scumbag #3> “JAZZ APPLE ARMAGEDDON,” Part Three As the clock ticks on Scorpionus’s deadly weapon, Sister Mary must motivate the one person capable of stopping it—ol’ Ernie Ray! Can he save the day or will he $#!% it all up while trying? (S) Rick Remender (A) Eric Powell, Moreno Dinisio
Smurfs Take> I’m enjoying the hell out of this a lot more than I thought I was going to. It’s brutal, it’s nonsense, and it’s a lot of fun. Maybe it’s filling a need I didn’t know about, but the characters are absolutely over the top and entertaining cover to cover.
King in Black #2> HAIL TO THE KING! (S) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
Smurfs Take> Alright, now this I can get behind for a mass Marvel event. The story is off to a great start, the art is spectacular, and the first issue really got my attention. I’m really enjoying the lore behind this entire story and impressed with Marvel for taking the time to flesh out the character. This should be good.
Marvel #3> A quartet of visions of life throughout the Marvel Universe, curated by Alex Ross! Alan Weiss presents a lost tale of Namor the Sub-Mariner! The techno-organic Warlock lives again in a story by Bill Sienkiewicz! Scott Gustafson presents a look into the life of Rocket Raccoon! And the Golden Age Black Widow chooses a mate in a story by Ryan Heshka! All wrapped in an epic ongoing adventure by Alex Ross and Steve Darnall! (S) Alex Ross, More (A) More (A/CA) Alex Ross
Smurfs Take> This has been a fun read and feels like Marvel Comics Presents from back in the day but with better art. I like the characters they have focused on so far for stories avoiding the usual batch of heroes when doing a series like this.
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