Sunday, November 28, 2010

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Kull: The Hate Witch #1

GOOD THING: A solid set-up for a story involving Robert E. Howard's lesser-known original barbarian king. Kull gets a lot of flack for being a Conan rip-off but the truth is that Kull was created first and indeed the first Conan story was a reworking of a Kull story that Howard wasn't particularly happy with. This one is a real treat for fans familiar with the original Kull stories and yet a subtle introduction to all the original characters for newbies.

BAD THING: Kull himself is "off-model" throughout the book, appearing to be a relatively handsome if rugged man in some pages and a pug-nosed neanderthal in others. Thankfully, the look is usually consistent from panel to panel, even if the individual pages are not as consistent.

The Final Verdict: A promising start, despite some inconsistent character design in the artwork.

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