Conan, Vol. 2: The God in the Bowl and Other Stories (Conan Ongoing Series #2)
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The artwork was good, though not as good as I found in Volume 3. The titular "god in the bowl" was particularly lackluster and disappointing.
Howard's story, "The God in the Bowl" is good, and the artists do a fine job of visualizing it. I wasn't as fond of the filler that preceded and followed it, however.
I did find it amusing that the thieves whom Conan frames in the first chapter bear a strong resemblance to Fahfrd and the Grey Mouser.
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(1) Why is the Ibis priest ...more
With Conan Vol.1: The Frost Giant’s Daughter and Other Stories, Dark Horse embarked on a bold strategy where the classic Conan stories were shaped anew, with writer Kurt Busiek putting together a continuous narrative that charted the rise of Conan from a simple Cimmerian warrior to the King of Aquilonia. With the addition of fantastic artists like Cary Nord and Dave Stewart, the series began well with the first ...more
This second volume cements in my mind that, more than any other writer, Ku ...more
A proficiência de Howard salta à vista neste conto, onde não só testemunhamos a gi ...more
Thus the world was ...more
My favorite part, actually, was the wonderful essay at the end that spoke of Robert E. Howard's lengthy correspondence with H.P. Lovecraft, and their debate about barbarism and civilization. Howard's ruminations on the subject were at least as fascina ...more
After trickster Conan, we dip into a "locked room, who dun it," sort of adventure that leads us into further plot developments between two powerful magician-priests, and their opposing ideology.
Nord's art for the first part of the book seems as if he's rushing it, but the loving detail that he and St ...more
Sure we get this great new character (not taken from the original source material) a woman who is Conan's equal in battle, but how did she become so strong? Unlike Conan who seems to get his strength in battle through his own sense of superiority and being born into a superior race of hillpeople, Janissa had to be raped countless times by demons to become a warrior!
Let's stick with the characters and story lines th ...more
this volume continues conan's accounts across hyperborea and it is full of the same swords, women, and magic that made the original conan stories so great. once again the art is great (nord does a great job of painting psuedo-smudged art that is hard to describe but very appealing to the eye). also it adapts another howard original story that conan fans will immediately remember (its in the title)
First, I have to comment on just how much I love the artwork in this book. The watercolor style and mix of hard and soft line width is outstanding and unlike anything else I've read. The storylines are good and the characterisation and voicing of Conan is spot on. Great series and highly recommended.
Can I just say though - Worst way to train someone to be a fighter EVER. Who does that? But hey, it worked, so I guess it just goes to show why I'm not in charge of training assassin-warriors for old sorcerer ladies.
I volumi seguono la carriera del Cimmero secondo la cronologia definita da Dale Rippke.
Ogni volume �� centrato su una storia originale di Howard che viene estesa dallo scrittore della serie nel rispetto della suddetta cronologia.
Busiek did not read comics as a youngster, as his parents disapproved of them. He began to read them regularly around the age of 14, when he picked up a copy of Daredevil #120. This was the first part of a continuity-heavy four-part story arc; ...more