Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kull, Carter, and King Conan

Another swashbuckling Wednesday at the Comic Book store. Dark Horse's Warlord of Mars collection came in. It's a massive 632 page trade paperback containing the full run of the Marvel Comics John Carter comic and all three annuals. There's some beautiful Gil Kane art in this collection and a ton of other neat stuff, including an early art job by Frank Miller and an introduction by one of my favorite novelists, Michael Chabon.
Also, the fourth volume of the Dark Horse Chronicles of Kull, featuring artwork by John Buscema and John Bolton. Who says this isn't the Dark Horse Age of Marvel Reprints?
And finally the first issue of King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel arrived. This is an adaptation of the classic Robert E. Howard story, scripted by Tim Truman and drawn by Tomas Giorello, the team from the Conan the Cimmerian comic book. Glad to have Tim and Tomas back in action. And, just like last week, I had to leave all this junk and go to work, so it will be the weekend before I get to properly peruse any of these comics. Crom giveth and he taketh away.

2 comments:

Sam Agro said...

It's strange that Dark Horse gets to capitalize on all this Marvel REH material. While I understand they have the right to do so, it still seems kind of questionable. Since they have no overhead on this material, it probably brings in more money for them than their original Conan books.

Charles R. Rutledge said...

It is odd, Sam. Kind of what I was alluding to in the paraphrase of Stan Lee. It's a strange time when DC is publishing a Doc Savage Showcase volume featuring the black and white stories from the old Marvel Doc magazine and Dark Horse is reprinting everyone from Dell to Marvel.