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An older, grizzled (well, more grizzled) Conan takes up his sword for one more adventure in King Conan: Hour of the Dragon


Warrior king

Conan, and in particular the Dark Horse series, has been a favorite of mine. It’s been so since I saw the horrifically inaccurate Arnold Schwarzenegger flick of the same name years ago. While the movie was pretty awesome for its day, it wasn’t anywhere near as cool as the fiction that author Robert E Howard created back in the 1930’s.

And that universe has been quietly playing out in some of the best sword & sorcery comics around published by Dark Horse Comics. Spanning a few different titles, the Conan in the Dark Horse books is every bit the legendary barbarian that Howard intended him to be.

Dark Horse’s newest, King Conan: Hour of the Dragon is actually an adaptation of the only full-length novel from Howard. Starring the son of Cimmeria, the book features him in his later years, after he became King Conan of Aquilonia. In the new miniseries, the sorcerer Xaltotun has been raised from the dead. Of course, he’s threatening the world.  And it’ll take none other than the King himself to put him back in the grave.

King Conan: Hour of the Dragon will be split up into two six issue miniseries’. It will start off with the first issue by Timothy Truman and Tomas Giorello at the end of this month – May 29th.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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