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King Conan: The Conqueror #1 (Comics) Preview

The warrior king sets out to find the ‘heart of his kingdom’ and regain his throne.

In the port city of Messantia, the deposed, fugitive Conan could uncover the key to regaining his throne—or he could get a knife in the back! Conan follows a lead to a lost relic, revisits an old friend, and finds that he’s not alone in his risky hunt for a missing, magical gem.

There’s just something about Conan that captures the imagination like little else can. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but Robert E. Howard’s tales of the barbarian from the mountains of Cimmeria are loaded to the hilt with action and fantasy elements and just make for a plain old fun read. Dark Horse Comics’ translation and expansion on the original author’s stories have likewise been nothing short of awesome in their lengthy run.

Personally, I have a bunch of the graphic novels sitting on my comic shelf and I can’t get enough of them- now I can add another to that list as King Conan: The Conqueror looks just as good as what’s come before. More than anything when it comes to Conan, I’m a fan of the early days of the character, when he got into all kinds of trouble just about everywhere. Something in there resonates with me more than after he’s crowned king of Aquilonia.

Now that he’s been deposed and tossed out of his own kingdom though, it’s more or less back to the old Conan, and that’s avery good thing indeed. This Conan is also more a man on a mission than he’s really ever been before. Questing to regain the mystical heart and his lost throne, this is probably one barbarian-turned-king-turned-barbarian that you really don’t want to cross- a fact that’s kind of evident from the preview to the right.

Click the thumb for a comic-strip style preview of the first few pages of King Conan: The Conqueror and then get the sword nice and sharp; the fight to reclaim the throne starts up on February 26th from Dark Horse Comics and the team of Tim Truman and Tomas Giorello.

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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