CONAN

what are his best comics?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You tell me.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crazy how Arnie had to lose mass to play him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Conan who couldn't even touch his own hair would be pretty ridiculous.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And Bodybuilding has only worsened, modern bodybuilders look like grotesque creatures nowadays and their health is likely even worse than that of a severely obese man

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >not Cinemaphilenan
          You had one job

          Trenbolone hit bodybuilding like crack hit Harlem in the 80's. The loss of people like Mike Mentzer and Tom Platz from the scene, who had a personal philosophy ad appreciation for aesthetics as their main focus, allowed bodybuilding to fall into the abyss of minmaxxing.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Dark Horse comics are considered pretty definitive and adapt most of if not all of Howard's stories.

    The current French stuff is great. They have adaptations of all the big ones like Tower of the Elephant, Queen of the Black Coast and Frost Giant's Daughter, and they're working through the canon. They're published in English as The Cimmerian.

    The last run of Marvel stuff didn't turn out anything super noteworthy unless the idea of Conan hanging out with The Punisher and Doctor Doom entices you and you can take some of the sillier stuff in good humor, in which case Savage Avengers is pretty fun. But the 70s Marvel stuff is largely good, with the main title doing a more heroic take on the Howard stories with lots of OCs and silly one shots and crossovers with Elric and Spider-Man and the creation of Red Sonja*. The original Savage Sword of Conan is impeccable, and includes stories of Conan, Sonja, Solomon Kane and more, with full gore and nudity in stunningly rendered black and white art. Definitely a high recommendation.

    Titan Comics currently had the license, and their initial Conan book was well-written with INCREDIBLE art by Roberto De La Torre, but he's not drawing the book anymore and even though the current artist is fine, I don't find it as exciting any more. They have now started putting out a new Savage Sword book, and I think it's really fricking promising from what little there is so far. Really cool eldritch fantasy shit, it's cool to see how the influences of stuff like Berserk has come home to roost in this revamp of the OG 70s dark fantasy magazine.
    *Speaking of Sonja, some of her solo books are pretty good. The original Marvel stuff illustrated by Frank Thorne is fun as hell, some of the Dynamite stuff is ok up until the Gail Simone reboot but a lot of it's not. The reboot is probably divisive on Cinemaphile because it undoes a lot of lore and lets her sleep around. Cool art on the recent Invincible Red Sonja too.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy shit that artwork is incredible. I love stuff like Berserk on visuals and substance, so this looks like a treat.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, but I think what they (Titan) are preparing now can be noteworthy. They write a mean Kull, and they are attempting a most ambitious crosover. I think we're in a great era, for REH fans. I never thought I'd see El Borak on paper with the "big leagues".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >INCREDIBLE art by Roberto De La Torre, but he's not drawing the book anymore and even though the current artist is fine,
      he and Doeg Braiwthe are doing art for each arc so De la Torre is doing the current arc and then it's Doeg Braithwaite and then it's followed by De La Torre again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, but I think what they (Titan) are preparing now can be noteworthy. They write a mean Kull, and they are attempting a most ambitious crosover. I think we're in a great era, for REH fans. I never thought I'd see El Borak on paper with the "big leagues".

      I just wish they'd draw more on the inherent weirdness of the Thurian age, there's FAR too little of serious Kull stories and worldbuilding, 70% of the planet is unknown, you have a mystical wasteland beyond your eastern border AND you know how its going to end up after the Cataclysm. Get to work people.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The Dark Horse comics are considered pretty definitive and adapt most of if not all of Howard's stories.
      Eh, I remember Brian Wood's Conan ongoing was a bit of a bait-and-switch, giving us phenomenal art by Becky Cloonan at the start and then immediately shifting to artists who were... fine.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        when people talk about dark horse conan is just the. first run by Busiak, Nord and truman run after that it starts to fall apart

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OG Savage Sword of Conan

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Groo vs. Conan is great

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IGNORE ALL OTHER POSTS:

    1. The Roy Thomas run from the 70s (and early 80s) is phenomenal.

    2. The first couple volumes of the Dark Horse comics (especially the first volume) are great.

    3. The French adaptations are the most accurate. Also recommended.

    Everything else is mostly dubious at best. Although the rest of the original Marvel run is at least decent.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I should add that I haven't read the current series, so I wasn't commenting on that.

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