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#21 johnnypt

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:39 PM

Preview's up at CBR. Looks like it'll be a Thoth-Amon centric issue, at least at the start.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

I am not kidding: the art is PERFECT!! Amazing, really. Dream-like. Let`s see the whole package when it comes out.
I still don`t like the colors in some panels though. Vilarrubia sometimes comes up with some odd tones. Maybe it is just my ignorance.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 04:48 AM

Fabulous art!!



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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:51 AM

I like it better than #1. Thoth-Amon is a better story-teller than King Conan; it moves!
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

I am not kidding: the art is PERFECT!! Amazing, really.


Seriously! This is great stuff. And I like all the detailed background on Thoth-Amon, for it really adds to the story.

Notice how Thoth says, "Know you, Dion of Attalus..." Similar to "Know you, oh prince..."
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:47 AM

Looks like it isn't just women laying in bed with Thoth-Amon...

-Hell of a party.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:37 AM

Looks like it isn't just women laying in bed with Thoth-Amon...

-Hell of a party.

The women do not look happy. But at least they're still alive after a night with Thoth-Amon? Or maybe that isn't a good thing?
"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?"
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Excellent art. B) Reminds a little bit of JB/Alcala. That said, I disagree with a few of Giorello's artistic choices. Are we to believe that T-A was literally "run out of town" by a stone-throwing mob? Surely Thoth was a little more furtive (and smarter) than that. Otherwise, his rivals would've had his head.

However, it DOES show what a helpless loser (as a wizard) he was without his pet Ring. :)

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

Looks like it isn't just women laying in bed with Thoth-Amon...

-Hell of a party.


Yeah, T-A seems to be all-terrain in the boudoir.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:28 AM

Bleeding Cool considered the shocking reveal of Thoth-Amon in bed with a man and a woman to be newsworthy.

Personally, I thought of Thoth as conditionally asexual, more because he's *that* much of an egotist than anything else. If he considered the conquest of kingdoms to be "paltry" ambitions, what would he care for the conquest of the bedroom? :D Now, sexing up some Cthulhoid horror for a demonic pact or forbidden lore, on the other hand, that I could see him doing.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:40 AM

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:17 AM

Excellent art. B) Reminds a little bit of JB/Alcala. That said, I disagree with a few of Giorello's artistic choices. Are we to believe that T-A was literally "run out of town" by a stone-throwing mob? Surely Thoth was a little more furtive (and smarter) than that. Otherwise, his rivals would've had his head.

However, it DOES show what a helpless loser (as a wizard) he was without his pet Ring. :)

I don't think that's a mob of stone-throwing plebs. I think it's an elite mob of wizards, who would have had the expertise to ferret him out and isolate him from royal protection.

Edited by Ironhand, 15 February 2012 - 05:19 AM.

"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?"
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:02 PM

Bleeding Cool considered the shocking reveal of Thoth-Amon in bed with a man and a woman to be newsworthy.




There were obviously too many women for Thoth-Amon to satisfy all by himself, so he needed a buddy to help him out, that's all. ;)
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:16 PM


Excellent art. B) Reminds a little bit of JB/Alcala. That said, I disagree with a few of Giorello's artistic choices. Are we to believe that T-A was literally "run out of town" by a stone-throwing mob? Surely Thoth was a little more furtive (and smarter) than that. Otherwise, his rivals would've had his head.

However, it DOES show what a helpless loser (as a wizard) he was without his pet Ring. :)

I don't think that's a mob of stone-throwing plebs. I think it's an elite mob of wizards, who would have had the expertise to ferret him out and isolate him from royal protection.


So why didn't they kill him? THAT is obviously what T-A fears all the way north in Aquilonia. He needs "royal protection". If those were "elite wizards" (ie, Thutothmes and the Black Ring) they could've put the Black Hand on the weasel and had done with it.

No, Thoth got away from his colleagues somehow. Apparently, NOT before the local Stone-Throwers Union had their crack at 'im. :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:46 PM

Well, I read this, and it wasn't the greatest issue. It was a real transition issue, letting Thoth Amon exit the stage and moving onto the next piece. Really, really beautiful art though.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:50 AM

And here is my review posted!

http://www.comicsbul...phoenix-sword-2

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:04 AM

Although I collect the individual issues, I read them when I've got them all so imagine the bridging issue won't be a problem and that art does look good!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:56 PM

Although I collect the individual issues, I read them when I've got them all so imagine the bridging issue won't be a problem and that art does look good!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:49 AM


Although I collect the individual issues, I read them when I've got them all so imagine the bridging issue won't be a problem and that art does look good!

Terry


I kinda do the same thing- every couple of months I pick up my pulls. I'd go nuts if I did it issue by issue lol.

Same here... I read all issues of an arc or a mini together :)

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:10 PM

Great story, perfect art and colors! Giorello today is the best Conan artist around (not saying others aren`t great too...)
I want this team to keep adapting Conan Stories. These guys they just get better, and better, and better, it seems there are really no limits to this team. Just check the splash pages of # 2 and the colors: tension, suspense and terror... heavy and gloomy atmosphere.
I`m really happy with PotS right now.
Kudos for # 2, which makes me chill just to think of the whole arch when finished.