Saturday, October 08, 2011

Returning Again For the First Time!


Be sure and click on the pic that accompanies this post because the art by Tomas Giorello is absolutely beautiful. It is currently my desktop theme. They can print the book in black and white from the pencils as far as I'm concerned. This is from a preview for the new Dark Horse Comics adaptation of the Phoenix on the Sword, the very first of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories, scripted by Timothy Truman with art by the aforementioned Mr. Giorello, the creative team behind the excellent adaptation of The Scarlet Citadel. Should be a lot of fun. I was a little put off by this blurb though:

"Dark Horse continues to roll on with Conan's adventures in January with the
return of King Conan. This time around, Thoth-Amon returns to plague Conan once
more."

Since this is the very first Conan story and the first appearance of the wizard Thoth-Amon (who isn't actually after Conan in REH's story) how exactly is old Thoth 'returning' to plague Conan 'again'?

1 comment:

Cromsblood said...

This.

"They can print the book in black and white from the pencils as far as I'm concerned."

It would be such a shame to see artwork of this caliber lessened by overbearing inks/colors.