The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Timothy Truman writes, Tomas Giorello draws, and Jose Villarrubia colors.

Conan seeks the gem that will restore his kingdom, wresting it from the clutches of the mad wizard Xaltotun. He travels to Messantia, a port city that he haunted in his younger days, and seeks aid from a former ally. But Conan walks into an ambush, the gem stolen and himself injured. Escape seems unlikely at this point, but this is Conan after all.

This is the continuation of Dark Horse’s adaptation of Howard’s novel Hour of the Dragon. I especially love the pulpy style of Giorello’s art and Villarrubia’s coloring in this series. They combine brilliantly with Truman’s faithful rendering of the story, only interjecting with the narration and the scenes of the aged Conan and his scribe. It’s a great story, and it’s being transformed very nicely into the comics medium.

You don’t have to be a Conan fan to enjoy this series. In fact, it can serve as a wonderful introduction to Howard’s barbarian hero and others like him. Check it out now.

KING CONAN: THE CONQUEROR #1 is available now at your FLCS and online at darkhorse.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )