Conan #18

Writer: Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza Artist: John Severin, Bruce Timm Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 20, 2005 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Bruce Timm, the innovator whose work has changed the face of American animation as well as American comics, and John Severin, the legendary artist of EC's Two-Fisted Tales, Image's Desperados, and Vertigo's Caper, team up to give fan-favorite Cary Nord a month off. Busiek and Timm join forces on a brief, sadistic little adventure involving a girl, a wizard, a monster, and Conan's very morbid sense of humor. Busiek teams with sometimes writing partner Fabian Nicieza (Avengers/Thunderbolts) and the great John Severin to pick up a loose end from Conan #3, as Conan's destiny is misinterpreted by a series of luckless warriors and shameless opportu more

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Aug 25, 2005

    This short storys theme along with the incomparable workmanship of John Severins artwork creates an exceptional issue. If you were waiting for the perfect issue before giving Dark Horses Conan a try, this may be it. Its worth your time to see if your retailer has any leftover copies. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Brice Aug 5, 2005

    I do believe my only previous exposure to John Severin's work before this issue was his work on "Cracked", as back in my teen I was a loyal reader of that magazine, while my best friend was a loyal "Mad" reader, and we would swap magazines after we had finished reading them. In any event John Severin really knocks it out of the park on this issue, from the amazing double-page spread shot of the battle that opens the story, to the sheer intensity of that final page as we see the massive army advancing on our young hero, as how can one not be impressed by the expression on his face in that final panel. I also enjoy the level of attention on the little details, like the puffed up appearance of the con-artist who is using the helm to sell the idea that he's a great warrior, to the sorry state of the blade that the mother gives to her son. Bruce Timm also turns in some solid work on the second story, as while he's not the type of artist who jumps to mind when I think of Conan, he does a lov Read Full Review

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