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Title:
The chronicles of Conan. Vol. 3 : The monster of the monoliths and other stories
Author:
Thomas, Roy, 1940-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
158 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Based on the classic pulp character Conan the Barbarian, created by Robert E. Howard."

"This volume collects issues 14, 15, and 17 through 22 of the Marvel comic-book series, originally published in 1972-1973"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781593070243
Format :
Book

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The latest collection of previously unavailable Conan adventures! The unstoppable Conan returns in another pile-driving selection of stories. These classic tales are newly available after more than a quarter of a century.


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Booklist Review

In the early 1970s, Marvel Comics began publishing its versions of Robert E. Howard's 1930s pulp-magazine tales of Conan the Barbarian, thereby launching a sword-and-sorcery fad that rivaled the popularity of its superhero titles. In the third in a series reprinting Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith's entire run with Conan, the barbarian faces wizards, witches, demons, and even a band of everyday pirates. Burdened with convoluted plots and excessive dialogue, most of it in various shades of purple, the vintage stories lack the comparative sophistication of today's comics; however, most of that lack derives from Howard's original conception, which Thomas adapted too faithfully, perhaps. The main appeal, now as then, lies in Windsor-Smith's elegant, meticulous artwork (obscured here by sometimes-murky recoloring). His Conan possessed an underlying nobility that subsequent artists have failed to capture. This collection also includes two fill-in stories by veteran artist Gilane, which serve mostly to play up Windsor-Smith's indispensability. The stories may have lost luster, but Windsor-Smith hasn't, and his fans will welcome this volume. --Gordon Flagg Copyright 2004 Booklist