Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fast Thoughts - The Week of 05/06/09

In the words of Joel Hodgeson, "Looks like it's a big, brawny, hairy, glistening, two-fisted, manly day!"

KULL #6 - Why, WHY must this be a mini-series and not a monthly?

Great art. Wonderful action sequences. And a wonderful storyline that expands on and continues from Howard's own classic Kull tale, The Shadow Kingdom. Not much else I can say besides that, except that you should pick up the forthcoming trade if you can't get the back issues where you are.

WARLORD #2 - Ah, now THIS is more like it.

This issue features a lot of exposition, with Travis Morgan's bard relating the story of how he became the Warlord of Shamballa. Useful for those not familiar with the previous Warlord series, but it could probably have been put in issue one.

But don't worry - it's not all bard's tales. There's more action in this issue than in most six-issue mini-series, with an entire battle vs. a gang of slavers depicted in just two pages! Because that is how Mike Grell and the Warlord roll.

Get this book while you can, kids. It's sword-and-sorcery, just the way your dad liked it.

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