Conan #12

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 26, 2005 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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Conan meets Janissa the Widowmaker, deadliest bladeswoman of the Hyborian Age. Down and out in Ophir, Conan is befriended by Kalanthes, Priest of Ibis, the man Thoth-Amon has sworn to kill. But even if Conan is willing to stand between Thoth and his intended victim, he may not get the chance—not if Janissa has her way. Featuring the origin of Janissa, and Conan in over his head in manipulation, murder, and a war of wizardry.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 8, 2005

    Tom Mandrake joins the book as the inker, and I have to say the art is all the more impressive, as it gains a more grounded appearance and frankly Conan's world comes into sharper focus. I mean the colours could be a little bolder, but frankly I'm not going to make too much noise, as frankly this issue is a sheer visual delight. From the credit page shot of the village that Conan wakes up in, to the sheer visual intensity of the fight between Conan and Janissa, the art on this title is about as good as it gets. There's also a nice establishing shot of the mountains that Conan and his group have to make their way through, and the nightmare training session that Janissa recounts is nicely conveyed by the art. The only quibble that I have with the art is that I couldn't help but feel the emergence of the blood beetles could've made for a more striking sequence. I also have to say I wasn't overly impressed by the cover, as while it's a moody image, it doesn't really convey the excitement o Read Full Review

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