Hey folks: I have a new blog set up! Just a wee thing that I post to now and again that isn't really appropriate for the forums (political, off-topic or not-quite-family-friendly), or not scholarly enough for the Cimmerian.
I like that the reviewer is coming from the perspective of a long time Conan comic book reader (much like myself) and understands the history of Conan in comics and how long that history is (and how many different stories have been told) and understands and appreciates the risk Wood is taking in expanding and extrapolating the relationship between Belit and Conan. I don't think the reviewer - or myself - are alone in our enjoyment of one of the best comic book writers in comics today taking such a big risk when he could've just collected a check.
Taranaich - are you reading the series?
Actually, the "alternate history" thing was intended more of a gag about how nearly every medium has an "alternate history" of Conan, from the pastiches, to the first Marvel run, to the films, to the cartoon, to the later Marvel comics. How many different names does Conan's mum have again?