Sunday, December 19, 2010
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Conan: The Road Of Kings #1
GOOD THING: It's Roy Thomas writing Conan. If you require explanation as to just why that is a good thing, go pick up The Chronicles Of Conan: Volume 1.
But seriously, the story here is great - a perfect continuation of the story ended in the last issue of Conan The Cimmerian while also being a perfect jumping on-point for those who are wanting to start reading the latest adventures of the first son of Sword and Sorcery.
BAD THING: The expressions and faces in the artwork are inconstant. Conan's nose, in particular, seems to keep changing from panel to panel.
The Final Verdict: Even some erratic artwork can't ruin this fine example of old-school Conan in action. The one downside is that this is a limited series. But a little Roy Thomas is better than none. And who knows - maybe this will be the first of many new tales from the man who brought Conan to comics?