Comic Review: The Chronicles Of King Conan, Vol. 6

The Chronicles of King Conan, Vol. 6
Written by Alan Zelenetz and Don Kraar
Illustrated by Mark Silvestri, Geoff Isherwood, Mike Docherty, and Art Nichols
Rich Parker and Janice Chiang
Colored by George Roussos
Covers by Michael Kaluta
Dark Horse Comics
Release date: October 9, 2013
Cover Price: $19.99

The Chronicles of King Conan, Vol. 6, collects the Conan the King double-sized issues from 26-30, originally released in 1985, and long after Roy Thomas, John Buscema, and Ernie Chan had left the King Conan series, reprinted in The Chronicles of Conan volumes 1 and 2.

And unfortunately, this volume, as with the previous one, is nowhere near the quality of those Thomas/Buscema/Chan collections. It exhibits the signs of Marvel Comics flogging a waning franchise, employing B and C-list creators, and it’s most noticeable in the art dept.

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Check Out The Cover Art For ‘Smash! The Incredible Hulk #1’

In October, Marvel’s big green guy gets an all new storyline and a new creative team with Smash! The Incredible Hulk #1.

In typical Marvel Comics fashion, this early along the story elements are mysterious except that in this new story, the Hulk must take on Bruce Banner! Will this take the multiple personality disorder thing to an all new level? Will the two entities actually be split apart and have to face-off for some reason? At this point we can only guess what writer Jason Aaron and artist Mark Silvestri have in store for us.

The first issue lands on store shelves in October with variant cover art by Ladronn (Planet Hulk). No word yet on when we’ll see the new series in a digital form. For now start getting excited for Smash! The Incredible Hulk #1 with this early look at the cover art here below.

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