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Conan Omnibus Volume 7: Witchcraft and Warfare

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Highlighting the illustration of Brian Ching and Guiu Villanova, Conan Omnibus 7: Witchcraft and Warfare offers over 400 story pages of ancient empires, bloodstained steel, and vile magic.

Award-winning comics writer Fred Van Lente adapts Robert E. Howard's "Xuthal of the Dusk" and "A Witch Shall Be Born." To heal his broken heart, Conan travels to the desert kingdoms to pe
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 27th 2018 by Dark Horse Books
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Chad
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, edelweiss
I just couldn't get into this run. The dialogue is stiff and the exposition goes on for pages and pages. I think Van Lente tried to stay too close to Robert E. Howard's original text. It just feels old and wooden in modern comics. Howard's writing also objectifies women to the nth degree. They only serve to give men sexual pleasure or to be raped or even gang banged in one scene. There's definitely plenty of scenes that will leave you feeling icky. Brian Ching contributes most of the art. It's h ...more
Paul
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Stitches together the events between Robert E Howard's Conan tales 'Xuthal of the Dusk' (The Slithering Shadow) and 'A Witch Shall be Born'. Its obvious where Howard leaves off and the graphic novel's writers take over: certainly less misogynistic, but not as good either. Two of the weaker of the Conan tales, the art is certainly well done, although nowhere near the level of Dark Horse's King Conan quadrilogy. Still I enjoyed the heck out of it. I am going to reverse the reading order as the hig ...more
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Fred Van Lente is the New York Times-bestselling author of comics as varied as Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Taskmaster, MODOK's 11, Amazing Spider-Man, Conan the Avenger, Weird Detective, and Cowboys & Aliens (upon which the 2011 movie was based), as well as the novels Ten Dead Comedians and The Con Artist.

Van Lente also specializes in entertaining readers with offbeat
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