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#1 Aquilonia

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:46 PM

That cover illustrates a scene from the "lost" version of TPotS, apparently. :rolleyes: Other than that, not bad.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

That cover illustrates a scene from the "lost" version of TPotS, apparently. :rolleyes: Other than that, not bad.


Nope, that scene is clearly from Conan of Aquilonia, Shadows in the Skull to be exact. :wacko:
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

Whever it's from, I think it's great B)
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:35 PM

King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #2

Conspirators move in the shadows as King Conan's troops move to quell a Pictish uprising, leaving the newly crowned king exposed to the machinations of four influential traitors who seek to wrest the crown from Conan's lifeless brow! But something even deadlier moves silently in the night, answering the call of the ancient serpent god Set. A faithful servant of darkness, the wizard Thoth-Amon toils in Aquilonia and prays for a rebirth of power that will unleash untold evils!

* Adaptation of the classic Robert E. Howard story by Tim Truman and Tomás Giorello!

* Stunning fantasy covers by Starman cover artist Andrew Robinson!
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:35 PM

Great cover, BTW...

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:45 AM

So issue one has Conan riding a horse with a damsel clutching him, now issue two has Thoth-Amon grappling Conan in a goozle - neither event remotely happening in the story in question. Issue three will no doubt see Conan battling a bug-headed mutant atop a giant dragonfly in space.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:59 AM

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That's a mighty spiffy looking outfit. Since when do slaves get to dress like Pharoes? :blink:
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

Issue three will no doubt see Conan battling a bug-headed mutant atop a giant dragonfly in space.


That's in the unrated extended cut.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 07:57 AM

King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #2

Conspirators move in the shadows as King Conan's troops move to quell a Pictish uprising, leaving the newly crowned king exposed to the machinations of four influential traitors who seek to wrest the crown from Conan's lifeless brow! But something even deadlier moves silently in the night, answering the call of the ancient serpent god Set. A faithful servant of darkness, the wizard Thoth-Amon toils in Aquilonia and prays for a rebirth of power that will unleash untold evils!


* Adaptation of the classic Robert E. Howard story by Tim Truman and Tomás Giorello!

* Stunning fantasy covers by Starman cover artist Andrew Robinson!
Posted Image Pre-Order King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #2 Now @ TFAW.com

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Writer: Tim Truman Artist: Tomás Giorello Colorist: José Villarrubia Cover Artist: Andrew Robinson
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publication Date: February 29, 2012 Format: FC, 32 pages Price: $3.50 UPC: 7 61568 16031 4 00211

Actually, the quoted blurb does not contradict REH's TPotS. The pictures, on the other hand, have nothing to do with TPotS.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:09 PM

See, I'm all for thematically cool illustrations - see Frazetta - but sometimes it can be immensely misleading.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:06 PM

See, I don`t care if the cover has something to do or not with the story, I think it is cool and very beautiful. And being a Truman adaptation, I`m confident it will be faithful to the original story as it has always been.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:24 PM

See, I don`t care if the cover has something to do or not with the story, I think it is cool and very beautiful. And being a Truman adaptation, I`m confident it will be faithful to the original story as it has always been.


I like the cover, too, and Truman is my favorite non-Howard Conan writer by far. Just having a little fun.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 05:43 PM

Actually, the quoted blurb does not contradict REH's TPotS. The pictures, on the other hand, have nothing to do with TPotS.

Conan comics covers have a loooong history of not being always in total adequation with the actual content, which is sad since most were quite good and still are

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:05 PM

Issue three will no doubt see Conan battling a bug-headed mutant atop a giant dragonfly in space.

You mean...this ?
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:05 PM

I think over the years many comic covers don't really reflect what's inside , I would rather see the interior artists doing the covers as well.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:38 PM


Issue three will no doubt see Conan battling a bug-headed mutant atop a giant dragonfly in space.

You mean...this ?
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:47 PM


Issue three will no doubt see Conan battling a bug-headed mutant atop a giant dragonfly in space.

You mean...this ?
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Haha!! That is one epic Conan cover.

Truth be told, I've probably yet to see a comic book cover that is a perfect representation of what is really inside, and I'm all right with that.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 09:58 PM


I'm very interested in the Conan the Barbarian line. It looks like their starting off with everybody's favorite story. I was ecstatic to see that Dave Stewart is back on colors!! I hope this will mean a return to the gritty and realistic colors from the early part of the series. I looked into some of Becky Cloonan's work and she looks to have some pretty impressive chops herself.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:29 AM

i think, for the most part, there's seriously a lot of tremendously dramatic scenes they could have picked for the covers. this one's not bad, and it basically says the wazir is thoth-amon. not that that is exactly a secret.

this cover for QotBC, Conan looks like a petulant barista whose band got bumped to the next night. I'm trying to imagine him uttering some of the dialogue and it just isn't clicking yet.
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