Robert E. Howard’s Conan is brought to life UNCENSORED!
Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended! In the kingdom of Vendhya, the king has just died, struck down by the spells of the black prophets of Yimsha.
The king’s sister, Yasmina, decides to avenge himand contacts Conan, then chief of the Afghuli tribe. But several of Conan’s warriors have just been killed by the men of the kingdom of Vendhya, further complicating the matter.
The princess thought she could use the Cimmerian, but rather it is she who will serve his interests… Sylvain Runberg and prodigious designer/illustrator Jae Kwang Park adapt one of the most ambitious and complex Conan stories of Robert E. Howard.
An adventure where epic battles, witchcraft and plots mingle in a mystical and scary Orient. Where revenge is an art.
Post by Jason Aiken on Jun 26, 2020 20:16:54 GMT -5
I'm really looking forward to this. I'm assuming the artist is a Korean Manwha artist, this should be interesting. This could be what Conan and the Demons of Khitai was going for at Dark Horse. A Conan project with an Eastern look.
Post by danieljames495 on Jul 4, 2020 11:55:31 GMT -5
I think there are more pages in the stuff by Ablaze than DH alloted to their comics. The adptation by Dark Horse followed the comic book decorum of 23 story pages (Excluding advertisement pages) but Ablaze has an average of about 34 story pages per issue.
That being said, it is still significantly less pages in the Glenat Adaptations than DH's. Dark Horse had an approximate total of 92 pages in their People of the black circle adaptation wile Glenat sticks to 60-70 page adaptations.
The Original Marvel adaptations for stories like red nails were an average of about 64 pages so The Glenat adaptations can easily not be rushed if they plan their plot and timing correctly.
The thing with DH also is that they dedicate quite a few pages/panels to recapping previous issues because they spread the adaptation across multiple issues, in contrast to Glenat which makes it one Graphic novel.
That's true - Good points. I think Marvel really did it right when they adapted 'People of the Black Circle' for SSOC with well over 100 pages, as that story is so detailed and involved. I think it's easier to adapt 'Red Nails' with fewer pages because there aren't as many characters or locations, so that plot and timing will need extra attention for PotBC. Glenat does, however, seem to have smaller panels, so I think they can fit a little more story on each page. This is my favorite Conan story, so I'm just extra picky about it. I'm still looking forward to it, though!
Writers: Sylvain Runberg, Robert E. Howard Artists: Jae Kwang Park Colorist: Hiroyuki Ooshima
Robert E. Howard's Conan is brought to life UNCENSORED! Discover the true Conan, unrestrained, violent, and sexual. Read the story as he intended!
Conan is forced to take Princess Yasmina captive in order to save his own life and the lives of his seven captive tribe headsmen. Meanwhile, Khemsa, in league and in love with Gitara, Yasmina's maid, devise their own plot involving the princess.
Khemsa taps into the dark magical arts he's learned, with gruesome and effective results. And the Black Seers of Mount Yimsha make their presence felt by all...
Format: Full Color Comic Book Page Count: 32 Pages Rating: Mature Price: $3.99
The main cover to #2 isn't bad, but it's not up to par with these three. Those are three very good variants. Imho, not a dud in the bunch. I especially like the first one and the homage one really looks cool and works.