Conan #28

June 19, 2006 | Comics


Conan #28
Kurt Busiek, Eric Powell
Dark Horse Comics
$2.99 US
**** (out of five)

This Conan series has always been a wonderful homage.
Under the guidance of writer Kurt Busiek, there has been a concerted effort to be truer to Conan creator Robert E. Howard’s original stories than ever before.
So as fans celebrate the centennial of Howard’s birth, Busiek and guest artist Eric Powell (The Goon) bring us this stand-alone issue, entitled: Storyteller.
With Powell’s usual dynamic style and Busiek usual flare, we are guided through a chance meeting of Rovann, a farm boy with a gift for telling tales of far-off lands and adventures, and the Cimmerian warrior himself.
As darkness falls on Rovann’s small town and unspeakable monsters close in for the kill, will the would-be hero follow in his hero’s footsteps or will he cower like the eccentric fool the townsfolk think he is?
This book is a wonderful tribute to a great talent who left us far too soon.

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