Thursday, May 09, 2013
To Buy of Not to Buy
I've done better about it in the last few years. For instance when I decided Brian Wood wasn't the right writer for Conan, I bailed on the comic, even though up until that point, my collection of Dark Horse's Conan was complete.
It may again be time to put my money where my mouth is, or rather to stop giving Dark Horse money for something I don't like. That would be the King Conan trade collections. I was thumbing through the new trade last night when I got home and it's terrible. In fact, for the last two volumes the stories have been really bad and the art worse. Were this a current comic book I wouldn't be buying it. And there are still a minimum of four volumes to go. The collector in me, who is saying "But...but I have them all!" is struggling with the logical guy who's saying "You'll never look at this again. Stop wasting money and space."
There's little point in me dropping the other Marvel Conan reprint, the Conan Chronicles, (though no promises) because there's still some decent art, but King Conan is on the chopping block.