In Queen of the Black Coast, Conan finds the first true love of his life:
Tuesday, June 10, Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword 7. Thankfully, that didn't matter too much. I'm not much for Westerns, but Howard's natural humor comes through in the script and artwork of adapter Gary Chaloner and I found it to be an enjoyable read.
The rest of the issue is of similar high quality. John Arcudi of The Mask fame delivers a humorous tale of daily life in Hyboria and the dangers of accusing a small-town blacksmith of shoddy workmanship. The artwork of Frank Bianacarelli depicts a Cimmeria well in line with Howard's descriptions of a grey and dismal land.
The only real slow spot in the issue is the first part of Conrad and Kirowan: A Book And Its Cover. Based on characters Howard created for a series of supernatural detective stories that owe much to his pen-pal H. Lovecraft, this tale is a good read that suffers from being included alongside such high-action adventures as the ones described above.
Academics sitting around a study discussing dark magic is not quite so exciting as the action contained elsewhere in this issue. Still, the artwork by Alberto Alburquerqeue is skillfully done and the story is not bad at all - just incongruous to the rest of the book.
This reprint features colorization by artist Moose Baumann and, for once, colorization has actually improved upon a classic! If you haven't read the original story, you're in for a treat and if you haveNov 22, · A special (or should I say Super Special) "issue" of Savage Sword of Conan in full color!
And finally, one of the best b&w comic mags of all time! The debut of Tigerman, Lawrence of Arabia Author: Diversions of the Groovy Kind. Would you classify yourself as a geek? Wait though, which kind of geek?
A pop culture geek? A sports geek? An encyclopedia geek? A chic geek? An internet geek? If you're unsure, B. Coming straight from the superb stories and novels of Robert E. Howard, the barbarian hero Conan lives in the Hyborian Age, a time when a strong right arm and a sharp blade can prevail against any wizardry, however diabolic.
Mar 08, · (like all these Savage Sword of Conan-published Blackmark stories) was re-formatted from the paperback book format to the magazine-sized format (overseen, Ol' Groove s'poses, by editor Roy Thomas and Marvel's art department) with varying results.
The large blocks of copy and the cropped artwork doesn't feel at all like a normal Author: Diversions of the Groovy Kind. There are only twenty Robert E. Howard Conan stories, one novel and four fragments. Everything else is either pastiche, varying in quality from abysmal to not too bad, or finished by other hands and there's nothing really good to be sad about that.
Yep – Robert E. Howard wrote a police procedural before the term was even in use. And it features Conan! The general consensus is that Howard hit the mark with his fourth Conan story, “The Tower of the Elephant,” published in March of