Friday, August 12, 2011
Conan the Barbarian: Marvel
Conan the Barbarian: dust of the four color world by C. Lue Disharoon
By the way, I recommend any issues of the black and white cult classic Savage Sword of Conan you can find, but in the meantime, from the world of American comic books, I bring you these covers, whose material is copyright Marvel Entertainment.
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http://www.streetinsider.com/ic_landing.html Conan in 3D
Rose McGowan Jason Momoa, Ron Pearlman
Based on R.E. Howard's poem
Based on the celebrated Howard story, "Tower of the Elephant." A secret of unattainable riches lures the young thief Conan, but what he finds is a poignant, fallen visitor from the stars. Melancholy in a very Robert E. Howard fashion, words driven to their breaking point with lyricism.
Rogues in the House has it all for the fan of action, treachery, and mystery! Conan falls in with a lovely thief and her partner, but there's no one to be trusted, least of all the mysterious Red Priest and his temple of death traps.
Absolutely chilling story, adapted with Red Sonja in her second Conan appearance, soon before getting her own comic. The sorcerer here breeds sickly, subhuman slaves, and throws a drugged Conan into their midst to mate!
No supporting character affected Conan's life more than the pirate Belit, who was created by R.E.Howard but given an extended role by writer Roy Thomas.
Howard Chaykin's fine turn as artist, with the giant Ptolemy and the city of the lost Roman Empire. Love the concept!
Right behind my two favorite she-devils with swords, Zula was an equal to Conan and a fighting companion for many issues.
This flashback to the earliest adventures of young Conan was very unusual, in that it was told so far out of order and has a very cool battle plus a clever solution.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end, and Thomas had to send Conan back down his path towards conquering kingship alone.
Finally, got to give it up for J.M. de Matteis for creating a story about friendship, music, a beautiful, mysterious woman, and our primal hero shown with depth and poetry, with the return to the Daughter of the Frost Giants.
J.M.DeMatteis one of ten favorite comics of Conan the Barbarian,
#127, which is the kind of story I would love to draw, but I could hardly picture it as well as superb illustrator/ storyteller Gil Kane.
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CONAN THE BARBARIAN 3-D (2011)
Jason Momoa as Conan
Leo Howard as Young Conan
Rachel Nichols as Tamara: A beautiful and studious novitiate of a monastery trained to be the Queen’s servant, bodyguard and best friend, Conan's love interest.
Stephen Lang as Khalar Zym: A ruthless empire-building warlord. The character was originally going to be called Khalar Singh
Rose McGowan as Marique: Khalar Zym's daughter and a powerful witch.
Bob Sapp as Ukafa: Leader of Kushite Tribemen from the savannahs of Kush. Khalar Zym's lieutenant; he is "jealous that Zym’s daughter, Marigue, will one day be warlord. He obeys his leader but plots the overthrow of his daughter.
Steven O'Donnell as Lucius: Leader of Khalar Zym's "Legion of Aquilonian Mercenaries" he is disfigured in an early fight with Conan.
Diana Lubenova as Cheren: A blind archer who leads a similar band of blind archers in Khalar Zym's mercenary army.
Ron Perlman as Corin: A blacksmith, a leader of the Cimmerians and Conan's father.
Nonso Anozie as Artus: A Zamoran pirate and friend of Conan.
Saïd Taghmaoui as Ela-Shan
Milton Welsh as Remo: A "mysterious warrior of dark magic."
Raad Rawi as Fassir: An "elder monk and leader of the monastery charged with the care and education of the queen, Ilira.