Thursday, 14 February 2013

Just in time for Valentine's Day!


CONAN THE BARBARIAN #16
Brian Wood (W), Davide Gianfelice (A), Dave Stewart (C), and Massimo Carnevale (Cover)
On sale May 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing
After a series of trials that nearly tore them apart, Conan and Bêlit use a brief respite to embark on a vision quest. But with violence, pain, and death their constant companions, the vision quickly becomes a nightmare!
• New story arc from Northlanders team Brian Wood and Davide Gianfelice!
 - Solititation from Newsarama

Presented entirely without comment. Happy Valentine's!

18 comments:

  1. Crom has disowned that young man I suspect.

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  2. Just what I've been looking for!

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  3. A Massimo Carnevale cover and Davide Gianfelice doing the art -- this is basically a Northlanders reunion. That book was my first exposure to Wood. Gianfelice drew the first and best story arc, "Sven the Returned". Other artists followed but I liked the first the best.

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  4. Also I haven't kept up with the title since the first few issues. That cover is a nice image of Tarzan and Jane.

    Here's a sketch of a page by the interior artist. I think his Conan's face looks a lot better than Cloonan's.

    https://twitter.com/brianwood/status/268165072696791040

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    1. Indeed, but I doubt I'll be picking up the series. Maybe when the trade comes out, and that's a big maybe.

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  5. Hey, do you read HELLBOY / BPRD? Because the latest BPRD mini, a two parter called ABYSS OF TIME, is more than a little reminiscent of the James Allison stories, especially VALLEY OF THE WORM. (Hey, considering the massive Weird Tales influence on Hellboy and it's satellite books, it probably was the inspiration.) James Harren did the art and he's put to much, much better use there than he was in Wood's Conan. Fans hurting for some decent Howardian "barbarians vs. lovecraftian monsters" action might want to check it out.

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    1. I don't read Hellboy, but my collaborator is always on at me to read it (plus the "Lovecraftian Fairyland" side is very appealing). Sounds very much like it's up my alley!

      "Abyss of Time" sounds a bit Burroughsian, too!

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  6. He looks like her younger sister. "Time for you to enter womanhood, Coral. Take this."

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  7. Off topic, I know, but how goes the sword & dinosaur thing?

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    1. When it comes to my work, I tend to "percolate" a lot: that is, come up with ideas, put them in a figurative coffee pot, and let them stew for a while. Sometimes I'll come back to it and my unconscious/muse/angel/little green alien friend will present something better than if I spent ages slaving over it. That's where the Sword & Dinosaur thing is right now, although I looked at it recently, and I think I have a great "hook" for it.

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  8. Coral... jejeje

    Francisco

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  9. Dark Horse, STOP the madness !18 February 2013 at 00:47

    Felice shows a slightly manlier Conan but Carnevale is going berserk in his emo depiction of Conan: some MILF Belit and some young twerp pretending to be Conan are exchanging LSD pills in the forest.

    This is as far as it could ever be from Howard's vision in the original QotBC with this shit cover.
    Not that Carnevale doesn't know how to draw, but his fairyland depictions showcasing a wiry emo running around in MyLittlePony surroundings are out of subject.
    Probably Wood and the artistic direction at Dark Horse told Carnevale "we have to appeal to a NEW public"

    What an interesting public that must be (vomits all his lunch out)

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    1. Dark Horse

      Wat R U Doin

      DARK HORSE

      STAHP

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  10. Are you going to review the Conan TPBS at some point, because that would be kind of cool.

    Speaking of which, what is your review schedule? I'd love to see midnight god or book of thoth.

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    1. Well, Howard Days 2013 has "Howard in Comics" as the theme, so I'll likely be reading up on things. I'm looking at putting "Midnight God" up soon, though it'll be in five parts (as per the issues). I don't have a schedule ("trying is the first step to failure, so never try" - Homer Simpson) but tend to do things on an ad-hoc basis.

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  11. Cool.

    Are you going to check out the hour of the dragon comic they are releasing in may?

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    1. Most likely, especially since Tim Truman's the guest of honor at Howard Days, so I'm almost obligated to check it out!

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