Conan #19

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 24, 2005 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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Conan unleashes an ancient evil of extraordinary power in this story that sets the stage for the adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard's most-praised Conan stories, "The Tower of the Elephant," beginning next month. Civilization continues to prove unsavory to the Cimmerian barbarian as he navigates through the teeming villainy of the City of Thieves. Determined to profit from this den of peril, Conan attempts to rob a luxuriant temple only to find himself face-to-face with an unscrupulous power bent upon its own escape. Yet, even that may not be as troubling as a woman from Conan's past who has returned to the scene, unexpectedly.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Aug 29, 2005

    Cary Nord continues to provide art that leaves me a curious what it would look like if an inker was brought in to bring it into sharper focus, as there are moments in the issue where the art looks a little soft around the edges, and the raw power of key scenes is lost (e.g. the final moments of Tinanna). On the other hand the style does serve to set this book apart from the crowd, and there are moments when I couldn't be more impressed by the art, as the worm creature's emergence, and voyage through the city streets made for an exciting show. The art also does a wonderful job of playing up Jiara's indecision as she tries to decide if her greed is greater than potentially facing Conan's wrath at a future date. There are a couple a curious visual moments in this issue though, such as the panel where the city guard has his back to the worm creature, while he orders it to stay back, and the art also doesn't quite explain how Conan's theft of the crown served to unleash the worm monster, bu Read Full Review

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