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One of the best-selling comics writers of all time, Kurt Busiek, who revitalized the superhero world with Marvels and Astro City, turns his attention to one of the greatest heroes of all time. Teaming with Cary Nord, whose stunning art redefines sword and sorcery with every panel, Busiek presents Conan's story from day one, in the manner it was meant to be told. Drawing largely from the original Robert E. Howard stories, the legend of Conan is brought to vivid life for the modern audience. Decades ahead of its time, Howard's stories can finally get the graphic treatment they deserve in this on going series.

Growing restless of village life, and thirsting for adventure, Conan travels north to snowy regions of Asgard. There he comes across an Aesir villages being plundered by Vanirmen. When he intervenes to rescue an Aesir woman, Conan finds himself single-handedly fighting off the Vanir invaders.

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Reading this issue of Conan, one can almost feel (or remember) what it was like to first read one of those Roy Thomas Conan comics back in the early 70s. It sweeps you away into another time and place like only the best fantasy stories do. The art here is more Frank Frazetta than Barry Windsor-Smith which really helps tie the stories even more to the Lancer paperback Conan series as well.  The story (aside from a brief description of the supposed denizens of Hyperborea) is strictl...

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