I am pretty much ignorant of today's graphic novel biz, but from the remarks here on the forum I am getting a Brett Ratner vibe about Mr. Jones.
Gadzooks, where to start?
First off, you have "Games of Gharn
," which features a Cimmerian pub bustling with ale-drinkers and loose women, . And, of course, the titular games themselves, the Hyborian equivalent of the Olympics Games, with a giant Grecian-style amphitheatre, whose games include crossing alligator-swarmed rivers, tightrope walking over bear pits, running with the rats, and stealing a roc's egg. The games take place in Cimmeria
Then there's "A Hitch in Time
," where Conan must use all his problem-solving skills to solve a weird puzzle as he's navigating a land seemingly frozen in time.
Oh, but that's not the best. The best is "Life Among The Dead
," where we meet a blind potter who swears by Mitra, in the sleepy village of Solvanthia. After a magical golden sword protecting the villagers is stolen, Solvanthia is terrorized by a dragon, with the people crying out for a hero. Solvanthia is a Cimmerian village
Surely, he must have some good points if he was selected for the latest Kane editions.
I think his background in writing good horror comics got him the job, plus the fact that this is an adaptation might mean Jones doesn't come up with some howlers. I dearly hope that's the case.