I sometimes like to bang on hot steel in the shed out back, always wear a cotton shirt to keep a wayward amber off. How come when he quenches the sword he is holding the tang directly with his hand, no tongs or extra long attachment to protect him from getting burned. There shouldn’t be any fittings on the blade at that stage of the process, the guard is slipped on after the blade is quench hardened. Also, lifting the hammer well over his head, no real finesse or control.
Hate it when they get the blacksmithing parts so bloody wrong in a few works of fiction. First do some damned research.
Had a look, think I will give this cartooney thing a miss.
I cannot imagine this series appealing to REH or Conan fans, nevertheless, it still has a chance of possibly attracting new, younger, female readers - I'm assuming that's what Marvel's going for with the Belit & Valeria comics. On the plus side, the execution is a lot better than the Belit Series. Will this create significant interest in the Age of Conan books? I doubt it.
Post by Jason Aiken on Aug 28, 2019 20:04:53 GMT -5
This is definitely a monumental step up from the Belit mini, which was unreadable garbage, but it's not perfect. Still, Finch is a better sword-and-sorcery comic writer than most I've seen these days. The dialogue and characterizations aren't very Howardian, but they aren't that bad, either from a modern pastiche standpoint.
This is a readable book and I'll give #2 a shot. The art was a pleasant surprise to me.
I don't expect much from the Marvel books, so when they are average to above average I'm pleased.