Tuesday, March 8, 2011

She dances while dreaming of Batgirl and Conan

Shove over, Alex Ross! The Conan face is a goof on Doug Wheatley's impressive painted cover to Conan: Road of Kings #1 from Dark Horse. This series brings industry elder statesman Roy Thomas back to the character he scripted for about 10,000 issues during the early part of the 20th century when comic book writers wrote millions of pages Monday through Friday, then pitched both ends of a weekend double-header for the price of a steak dinner and a clean cot in the boiler room (they had to supply their own lightbulbs). Wheatley's Conan is wild-eyed and snarling; my Conan just ripped a fart he isn't entirely convinced left his loincloth unsoiled.

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