Every week I pick my favorite cover from all the comic books that came out during the week…today’s pick goes to Conan: Road Of Kings #3 by Doug Wheatley.
A master of combat, traveling the world, seeing fantasy wonders and mixing it up with the likes of wizards, monsters, and of course constantly surrounded around beautiful women…he’s the ancient version of a rock star. And since Dark Horse Comics began their take on him in 2003 they have been knocking it out of the park (Kurt Busiek’s run being my favorite). This cover in particular is a great example of how well the publisher and artist understand the character. Everything you need to know about Conan is right there; staring boldly into the face of some terrifying monster, the odds of coming out alive surely impossible, the scantily clad clothed beautiful woman protected and holding on for dear life (and the angle just happens to give us a full shot of her), skulls scattered on the floor ocean floor with an amazing attention to detail on the creature and ocean giving the image it’s final touch, it’s as great as you would expect of a Conan cover – harkening back to the classics before it.
Conan’s presence in comics goes back far enough that he can get lost in everything else coming out but this week the cover to Conan: Road of Kings #3 stuck out, reminding me again of what a great character he is. And I’m not sure it was done intentionally or not but this cover reminded me of another one I had to hunt down, The Savage Sword of Conan #26 by none other than Jim Starlin.
Other Honorable Mentions (click title to see cover):
February 23, 2011
Missed last week due to being busy but the pick of the week was Gotham City Sirens #20 by Guillem March.
This might be one of the creepiest Joker looks I’ve ever seen. Good lord Guillem March, what is wrong with you?
(that was a compliment by the way)