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Conan, Volume 12: Throne of Aquilonia (Conan Ongoing Series #12)

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  113 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Conan finds himself wrapped up in a plot to unseat the king of Aquilonia as his journey down the Road of Kings continues. But when everything goes wrong, the Cimmerian and his co-conspirators become lost in the catacombs beneath the city, surrounded by zombies and monstrous insects, all while a civil war brews above their heads
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Dark Horse Books
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Trekscribbler
Dec 31, 2012 Trekscribbler rated it it was ok
Indiana Conan and the Temple of Crom

As a long-time fan of pulp heroes, I’ve always been interested in the trials and tribulations of the mighty Conan. I discovered his adventures in my early teens, and I’ve followed them off-and-on through the years. Of course, there was the two-punch Conan film series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 80’s (first one was great, second one not so much) that helped spur greater interest in the adventures of the wandering Cimmerian, but that Jason Momoa misfir
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Mike
Apr 18, 2015 Mike rated it it was ok
Marginally better crap is still crap, Roy.
Clark Hallman
May 14, 2014 Clark Hallman rated it really liked it
Conan: Throne of Aquilonia by Roy Thomas, Mike Hawthorne et al. is another well written and stunningly illustrated Conan graphic novel from Dark Horse Books. Volume 12 of the series joins Conan on the Road of Kings where he is recruited and manipulated to become part of a plot to remove and replace the King of Aquilonia. Of course the plan doesn’t work out as expected and Conan finds himself in a life-or-death fight against zombies and monster insects in the catacombs. Later, he is forced into ...more
Mike
Aug 03, 2015 Mike rated it liked it
Shelves: completed-series
From what I have put together, Conan Volume 11: Road of Kings (Conan was the first six issues of a 12-part miniseries, and this volume (Conan, Volume 12: Throne of Aquilonia) gathered issues 7 thru 12.
This is a good story, good art, good colors. The problem is, the volume is a successor to a dynasty of great story, great art, and great colors. If you like your Conan to be cut from the cloth of DC superhero comics, then you won't have an issue. But if you have become accustomed to the darker plot
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Ben
Mar 05, 2013 Ben rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
The first of these that I have read in a while, I was both pleased and a little disappointed. The artwork is neither the best, but neither did it jar like that of some of the volumes a few books back. The stories were OK, but nothing really special and I did not really feel like I gained any more real insight into the character of Conan.

This mostly just felt like a filler book, and unlike some of the other earlier books, I did not notice any real build towards a later story, other than moving Co
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Timothy Boyd
Jan 26, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
The new Conan comic series does good justice to the Robert E. Howard stories. While the art does come and go in quality at time, overall it is a good. The adaptations of the original stories is well done. The fill in stories are also well done and follow the flow of the Character's life as written by Howard. Recommended to comic fans and Very recommended to Howard and Conan fans.
Scott Lee
Jun 27, 2015 Scott Lee rated it liked it
Stronger in both key aspects. Thomas seems to find his footing, and the art, while still not in the ball park of the earlier artists on this series is much improved over the last volume (and the next volume for that matter).
Andrew
Apr 04, 2016 Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Others have hit the nail on the head...its Conan, so it's still better or equal to about anything else out there. But Roy, it's time to go out to pasture, old man. Don't be the Mick Jagger of Dark Horse Comics.
Carl Nelson
Jan 14, 2013 Carl Nelson rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Better than the last couple, not as good as early installments. A decent first story arc, a mediocre second story. Artwork is passable. At least this volume doesn't make me want to give up on Conan, and that's an improvement over the last one.
Marko
Jan 01, 2014 Marko rated it liked it
Second volume of Roy Thomas' grand return to Conan. Unfortunately, like the first one, this was not very impressive. The illustrations are haphazard and the stories relatively straight-forward. Not as good as one would expect based on the first few volumes in the series.
Aildiin
Nov 10, 2015 Aildiin rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
The writing is a tiny bit better than in the last volume but not by much.
All in all I am glad to be done with the Road of Kings as the next chapters written by Brian Wood are supposed to be a lot better.
This book and the previous one were a waste of my time...
bkwurm
Oct 05, 2012 bkwurm rated it it was ok
Not a great addition to the series. The artwork paled in comparison to those of the earlier books and the story was lacklustre.
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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Conan Ongoing Series (1 - 10 of 22 books)
  • Conan, Vol. 0: Born on the Battlefield
  • Conan, Vol. 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories
  • Conan, Vol. 2: The God in the Bowl and Other Stories
  • Conan, Vol. 3: The Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories
  • Conan, Vol. 4: The Halls of the Dead and Other Stories
  • Conan: The Spear and Other Stories
  • Conan, Vol. 5: Rogues in the House and Other Stories
  • Conan, Vol. 6: The Hand of Nergal
  • Conan, Vol. 7: Cimmeria
  • Conan, Vol. 8: Black Colossus

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