But the only artist we really bitched about is cloonan, and even the most rabid of us would say she's better.
You couldn't have said it better. Cloonan made some genuine efforts in her latest issues, even if I don't agree with her vision.
I was away for a while and now that I came back I discovered this Lolos garbage and a scenario worthy of a teen sitcom , I almost puked all over my computer screen.
Lolos' Conan is effectively the worst I've ever seen as inside Conan art. We're not speaking of covers here.
The whole concept of having Conan depicted like a snotty kid visiting Cimmeria once again to present his "girlfriend" to his mom is beyond ridiculous.
A billion thanks to Mirko Colak for taking over this putrid mess and draw something that seems according to the previews, much more interesting than what we already had in this new series.
Now will that suffice to make us forget that Wood is giving us his own version of Conan's adventures with some UNWANTED elements... (I've read a review about Wood stating something like "it's not REH's Conan anymore, it's Wood's Conan and it's good". Good???? Come on boys, it's tepid and boring up to now.
I remember when many months ago I posted Buscema's panels of Thomas' QOTBC adaptation, I was telling Taranaich that perhaps Dark Horse would do the same as MArvel, which was to adapt more or less faithfully the beginning of QotBC until conan meets Belit, then some pastiches come in (and boy did Marvel stuff that "space" when Conan and Belit sailed and plundered along the black Coast: we had turtle men, a beast summoner, the blond "original" Amra and his dark lion, Zula in Stygia, Belit's attempt to regain her royal status in Shem, Red Sonja and Karanthes, and many other episodes) ..until we finally came back to the original Howard ending consisting in Belit's tragic death at the hands of the flying ape-demon.
I see that Dark Horse pretended that the story would be kept relatively untouched, but Wood seems to drag it on and on with unnecessary details, inserting unnecessary tiny pastiche stories to thicken the original story. The result seems rather "diluted" imho.