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#1 terryallenuk

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

Robot 6 and Multiversity are all of a twitter that Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan,
creators of Demo, will be announcing a new Dark Horse project at New York Comic
Con.

They don't know what it is though.

But you do. At least if you read the headline to this, you do.

Because, yes, Bleeding Cool understands that Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan are
the new Conan creative team to be announced by Dark Horse at the New York Comic
Con.

Wood's recent Northlanders series makes him a shoo-in. And

So., you know, act surprised. You never read Bleeding Cool. No one does.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/10/03/conan-by-brian-wood-and-becky-cloonan/

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:13 PM

Awesome... might make me resub to Conan as I thought Northlanders, particularly the first arc, was a really good comic.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:22 PM

The creators involved make me curious, but the reference to a line from the first Conan movie scares me.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:46 AM

Is it possible these are the people doing Queen of the Black Coast? I've never heard of either of them before so I have zero opinion one way or the other on if it's a good choice or not. It does seem very different though.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 02:00 AM

If the sketches in the link are any indication... this would suck in a major fashion.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:15 AM

If the rumours true I guess it is for Queen , Wood gets good reviews for Northlanders . Cloonens blog's at http://inkandthunder.blogspot.com/

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:33 AM

I'm a fan of Northlanders, and am disappointed to see it conclude. If Truman is out, Wood would be one of the first names that comes to mind to take over.

Here are some issues drawn from Becky Cloonan.

Wood has a bit of a following, so it could excite interest in the way Roy Thomas (sorry) won't. But the conclusion of Northlanders makes me skeptical bout where comics are right now.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 07:44 AM

They might be good with Solomon Kane. They might be able to show the combination of mystery and savagery that is Conan.
"Did you deem yourself strong, because you were able to twist the heads off civilized folk, poor weaklings with muscles like rotten string? Hell! Break the neck of a wild Cimmerian bull before you call yourself strong. I did that, before I was a full-grown man...!" - Conan, in "Shadows in Zamboula", by Robert E. Howard
"... you speak of Venarium familiarly. Perhaps you were there?"
"I was," grunted [Conan]. "I was one of the horde that swarmed over the hills. I hadn't yet seen fifteen snows, but already my name was repeated about the council fires." - "Beyond the Black River", by Robert E. Howard

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:33 PM

Here we see Dark Horse swinging from the retro approach of hiring Roy Thomas to bringing in brand new creators with recent critical acclaim.
I have no idea how this might work out, but admit some skepticism because I don't know if the author knows REH, and because the artist will apparently be depicting Queen of the Black Coast, one of the most iconic Conan tales of all. Will her bold, hard-edged style be able to capture the passion, violence, dusky jungles, gleaming jewels, eerie sorcery and fearful evil that makes this story such a classic?

Man, i always sympathize with the creators who take on Conan. Any writer knows he's going to be compared to REH and any artist knows they'll be compared to Frazetta. Those are some big shoes to fill.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:32 AM

I greatly enjoy Northlanders, and have all the books collecting the series together - great writing and stories. Great writing, I think Wood can capture Conan well. But, although I enjoy it in his books, I can't say I care to see the style of art that is utilized (even if it is various artists, they all have a similar style like that shown in that link) used for Conan. I have not bought any Conan for some time, but was planning to at least give the QOFTBC arc a try - if its this style of art my continued non-support of Dark Horse will continue. Maybe a one-shot; that I would buy - not a whole series and not one that is so iconic.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:39 AM

If the rumours true I guess it is for Queen , Wood gets good reviews for Northlanders . Cloonens blog's at http://inkandthunder.blogspot.com/

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This is terrible art... WTF is DH thinking destroying the most awaited arc?????

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:54 AM

This is what you will get... http://www.gigposter...p?designer=9976

If this is true, this art is worse than RotK

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:01 AM

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:19 PM

I want Colin McNeil on the art!!! Please, Dark Horse!!! His jungle pages in SSoC#219 were excellent. (Well, the others were too, but those gave a good idea of how he would handle Queen of the Black Coast).

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:19 PM


If the rumours true I guess it is for Queen , Wood gets good reviews for Northlanders . Cloonens blog's at http://inkandthunder.blogspot.com/

This is terrible art... WTF is DH thinking destroying the most awaited arc?????

I don't know what to think about Cloonan.

The 2 pieces of art in that rumours article are just sketches, and done years previous. I don't believe they represent the style she'd use on her upcoming CONAN work. But her art styles range from atmospheric & moody to cartoony.

If Cloonan draws CONAN more like her work on her solo projects WOLVES and ORCS, then this new series may be interesting.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:05 AM

Those comic pages, and the von Doom cover, give me hope.
"Did you deem yourself strong, because you were able to twist the heads off civilized folk, poor weaklings with muscles like rotten string? Hell! Break the neck of a wild Cimmerian bull before you call yourself strong. I did that, before I was a full-grown man...!" - Conan, in "Shadows in Zamboula", by Robert E. Howard
"... you speak of Venarium familiarly. Perhaps you were there?"
"I was," grunted [Conan]. "I was one of the horde that swarmed over the hills. I hadn't yet seen fifteen snows, but already my name was repeated about the council fires." - "Beyond the Black River", by Robert E. Howard

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

Confirmed - QotBC

http://www.bleedingc...-wood-on-conan/

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:45 AM

Confirmed - QotBC

http://www.bleedingc...-wood-on-conan/

Terry

I don't like the art

Edited by Slashing Sword, 15 October 2011 - 06:46 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:15 PM


Confirmed - QotBC

http://www.bleedingc...-wood-on-conan/

Terry

I don't like the art


What art are you referring to, Slash? I don`t see any important thing in the link provided by Terry, only a sketch and a joke based on the original film. Are you supposing this is gonna be the final product? I`m not…

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 09:48 PM


I don't like the art


What art are you referring to, Slash? I don`t see any important thing in the link provided by Terry, only a sketch and a joke based on the original film. Are you supposing this is gonna be the final product? I`m not…

It's the style in that specific piece (I'm actually referring to the piece on DH blog). The way Conan is drawn. His face. The hands of Conan and Belit, her sword... It is less detail oriented and more towards cartoonish even though not as much as RotK disney art. The proportions of the body parts. Something about the art just not eye catching.
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Edited by Slashing Sword, 15 October 2011 - 09:54 PM.