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CHRONICLES OF CONAN: TOWER OF THE ELEPHANT AND OTHER STORIES by Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith

May 25, 2014

Roy Thomas was the second major writer at Marvel Comics, groomed by Stan Lee himself. But Thomas was also the first guy to bring Conan the Barbarian to comics. In fact, he was the one who named Conan “the Barbarian” instead of the Cimmerian as Robert E. Howard usually referred to his larger-than-life hero. I […]

ORCHID: Volume 1 by Tom Morello & Scott Hepburn

July 22, 2013

Orchid’s cover grabbed my attention immediately and ultimately decided me on picking up this graphic novel. The dystopian atmosphere and the really wild hair made me curious. The story is one we’ve all seen before. A person (in this case, Orchid) becomes a rallying point for a revolution to overthrow the maniacal powers that be. […]

CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 by Brian Wood, Becky Cloonan, and Dave Stewart

February 11, 2012

The romance between Conan the Cimmerian and Belit, Queen of the Black Coast was a big part of Roy Thomas’s run on the barbarian hero at Marvel Comics. I remember reading those issues and looking forward to each one with anticipation. Conan had hung out with Red Sonja for a time, but there had never […]

SOLOMON KANE: THE CASTLE OF THE DEVIL by Scott Allie, Mike Mignola, and Dave Stewart

July 21, 2009

When I think of hard-to-like heroes that I still root for, the first one that comes to my mind is Robert E. Howard’s adventuring Puritan, Solomon Kane. The man dresses in black and can be an absolute downer with his puritanical ways, but when it comes to fighting men and the supernatural, few stand taller, […]