January 28, 2014

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Gorgeous Art Preview: Dark Horse's King Conan the Conqueror #1

If you ever follow along with me at Newsarama (and I hope you do!), you'll know I was a big fan of the recent King Conan mini-series from writer Tim Truman and artists Tomas Giorello and Jose Villarrubia, Hour of the Dragon.

Hour of the Dragon was the first half of this classic Howard story of Conan as ruler, and the team adapted and drew the hell out of it. They hit every note right, from Conan's dialogue to his visuals to the narrative boxes that were so close to Howard I couldn't tell the difference.

Now they're back, with King Conan the Conqueror #1 on February 26th, and I'm incredibly excited for the second half of this story to begin. Dark Horse was kind enough to pass along these preview pages and I'm sharing them here so you can see just how amazing the art and story is for this one.

Look at those details! Look at the way Conan stares out at the reader/ruler, defiant despite being backed into a corner by his enemies. See how the older Conan is still a figure of power. The energy and action flow off the page, even in the recap scenes.

You can find the back issues of this one at your favorite local comic book shop or online at Dark Horse Digital. Make sure you catch up now, so you're ready for this one on February 26th.