Every once in a while, a comic comes along that reminds me why I started collecting comic books in the first place. Great art, great story. With the recent series King Conan – The Hour of the Dragon, we have this combination in spades.
Tim Truman, Tomás Giorello, José Villarrubia and Gerald Parel – acting on behalf of Robert E. Howard – pack a serious punch in this book. Check out a preview of the sixth installment of the series at Dark Horse for yourself. The art is reminiscent of Gene Colan with Tom Palmer, and even has shades of Frazetta, Hal Foster, and Everett Raymond Kinstler in there (this page in particular, from issue 5, reminds me of Kinstler). It is just fantastically well done. Sure, part of it is personal taste…but there is just no denying that this crew is top notch.
I hope you get a chance to give this book a look. They are in the middle of an adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s only Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon. The second half of the adaptation will commence in February…so you have plenty of time to catch up!
Until next time…