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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

he's got clear coat on, so no worries about nail breakage.
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

I look at the cover, I can hear Celine Dion...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

I like when the whole package comes together. I want the interior art to reach the level of this cover. I remember detesting Linzner's covers and loving everthything Giorello/Nord did in the issue. Also having to continually refer to Wheatley's covers to convey the same scene that Hawthorne's interiors failed miserably at. This disparity/synergy is apparent through all Conan comics throughout time.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

There is a cover/interior art disconnect in a lot of Dark Horse's Conan. "Phoenix on the Sword," for example, has amazing interior art and some of the worst covers I have seen.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

There is a cover/interior art disconnect in a lot of Dark Horse's Conan. "Phoenix on the Sword," for example, has amazing interior art and some of the worst covers I have seen.


Oddly enough, with the Road of Kings the situation was reversed.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

Oddly enough, with the Road of Kings the situation was reversed.


It is like the Conan Uncertainty Principle. You can either have Good Covers, or Good Interiors, but not both at the same time ....

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:33 PM

Well it makes sense. The less you have going on in the inside, the more you have to make the outside look good in order to sell it. As well as comics and movies, I can think of quite a few women who use this strategy! :P

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:43 AM

Well it makes sense. The less you have going on in the inside, the more you have to make the outside look good in order to sell it. As well as comics and movies, I can think of quite a few women who use this strategy! :P


Yeah, you are absolutely right.
It is just a shame that Dark Horse cannot provide consistent good covers. This is a tendency since the first Conan comic.
Road of Kings had such good covers, from # 1 to 5, and now this Phoenix on the Sword series is suffering. Number 4 remembers me a Ghostbusters movie monster. Remember this?


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:26 AM


Well it makes sense. The less you have going on in the inside, the more you have to make the outside look good in order to sell it. As well as comics and movies, I can think of quite a few women who use this strategy! :P


Yeah, you are absolutely right.
It is just a shame that Dark Horse cannot provide consistent good covers. This is a tendency since the first Conan comic.
Road of Kings had such good covers, from # 1 to 5, and now this Phoenix on the Sword series is suffering. Number 4 remembers me a Ghostbusters movie monster. Remember this?


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ZUUL! I definitely see the resemblance, and it's a shame that isn't the worst part of the cover. I think it would actually be a cool piece if he'd just fixed Conan's face...seriously, what the hell is going on there?

Edited by KG Thunder, 17 April 2012 - 03:27 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

Jesus,,, It's like the poster for a Brazilian soap opera....

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

Jesus,,, It's like the poster for a Brazilian soap opera....

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

Jesus,,, It's like the poster for a Brazilian soap opera....


The definition I found of "soap opera" is here: http://www.thefreedi....com/soap opera Could you give me an example of "Brazilian soap opera"? I'm Brazilian, but I don't remember of anyone...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:44 PM


Jesus,,, It's like the poster for a Brazilian soap opera....


The definition I found of "soap opera" is here: http://www.thefreedi....com/soap+opera Could you give me an example of "Brazilian soap opera"? I'm Brazilian, but I don't remember of anyone...


Think telenovela, I think that's what he was trying to get across.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

I`m Brazilian too and in Brazil there are no telenovela or soap opera posters or whatever. Just to clear things up.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:34 AM

Northern barbarians with slim, sensitive fingers are as scarce as telenovelas and soap operas in Brazil?
"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
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:56 AM

Telenovelas in Brazil with monsters are much more difficult to find than barbarians with slim, sensitive fingers :D

Edited by Aquilonia, 21 April 2012 - 03:57 AM.


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

Telenovelas in Brazil with monsters are much more difficult to find than barbarians with slim, sensitive fingers :D


Indeed. Besides Caminhos do Coração a.k.a. Os Mutantes, there's no Brazilian telenovelas with monsters... :D

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

That cover is cool at first glance but fails a close look.
Wonder woman meets a black haired elric...
She is wearing eyeliner.eyeshadow,lipstick and Conan has french nails and stranglers hands and not the good kind.
Those fingers look like gollums if you dirty them up some..
Conan should have big old ham fists,with hairy knuckles.
That cover is a fail,sorry.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Strangler's hands? That guy couldn't strangle a hamster, much less a poor weakling with muscles like rotten string. In fact, now that I think of it, this Conan looks like a poor weakling with muscles like rotten string, himself.

Edited by Ironhand, 22 April 2012 - 11:18 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?"
"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 22 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

Welcome to the PUSSIFICATION OF CONAN...ugh
He stood like an image of the unconquerable primordial ? legs braced far apart, head thrust forward, one hand clutching the wall for support, the other gripping the ax on high, with the great corded muscles standing out in iron ridges, and his features frozen in a death snarl of fury ? his eyes blazing?? ? The Phoenix on the Sword, REH