Conan by Kurt Busiek
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Writers Kurt Busiek and Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and SwampThing, team up with the grandmaster of horror art, Kelley Jones, to tell thehorrifying origin of Thoth-amon Conan's greatest adversary!Inthe dank alleys of a decaying city, a beggar child conjures visions of a futurewhere, instead of spitting on him in the streets, the rich and privileged cowerin fear of his terrible authority. Through cunning, murderous means, heingratiates himself into a benevolent priesthood, only to turn the church andthe nation itself over to the terrible snake-god, Set!This essentialpiece of the Conan mythos reveals the secrets behind the dread sorcererThoth-amon for the first time!

About Kurt Busiek

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Multiple Eisner Award-winning superstar comic book writer Kurt Busiek has written everything from SUPERMAN to SPIDERMAN alongside his own creation, fan-favorite ASTRO CITY. In 2003, Busiek was picked by Marvel Comics and DC Comics to pen the best-selling JLA / AVENGERS crossover event; the first and only meeting between the two competing franchises. Daryl Gregory's first novel, PANDEMONIUM, appeared from Del Rey Books in 2008 and won the Crawford Award for 2009. It was also a finalist for several other awards, including the Shirley Jackson Award and the World Fantasy Award. His second novel, THE DEVIL'S ALPHABET, appeared in November, 2009, and was named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly. Scott Godlewski is co-creator of MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURE MAGAZINE and a freelance comic book illustrator and writer living in Mesa, Arizona. Len Wein is the co-creator of "Wolverine" and the "New X-Men." He is a former editor in chief of Marvel Comics, Disney Comics, and Top Cow Comics, as well as a senior editor at DC Comics. His previous work includes "The All-New, All-Different X-Men Masterworks; The Untold Legend of Batman; "and" Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals." He lives in Woodland Hills, California.
Published December 26, 2006 by Dark Horse Books. 176 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Even so, Conan has an endearing earnestness that hearkens back to the golden age of pulp fiction: what Conan lacks in intelligence he makes up for in brute strength.

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Busiek (Astro City , JLA/Avengers ) and the legendary Wein (Swamp Thing ) do a fine job telescoping a lifetime's worth of sinister plotting and backstabbing into relatively few pages.

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Not so in Howard's writings, and not so in this new monthly series that, in the hands of writer Kurt Busiek (''Marvels,'' ''Astro City''), treats him with the dignified respect due one of the towering figures in fantasy literature.

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