Volume 9 – Free Companions
Legendary artist Joe Kubert’s very first sequential Conan work, chapter-break illustrations by Joseph Michael Linsner and Cary Nord, and a unique collaboration between storytellers Timothy Truman and Tomás Giorello spice up this latest collection of high adventure and military intrigue from Dark Horse’s ongoing Conan the Cimmerian comic-book series.
In his short career as a mercenary, young Conan has impressed both Princess Yasmela and military leader Lord Amalric, but an ambitious, rogue prince arrives in Khoraja and blindsides Conan out of the comfortable, courtly situation he’s found himself in. Not only is Conan’s love affair with Yasmela going south, but rebel Prince Julion immediately challenges Conan’s headstrong impulses and military plans, causing a rift between the battered-but-proud forces of Khoraja and Amalric’s army of colorful mercs.
The ‘Free Companions’ and ‘Kozaki’ story arcs are collected here, illustrated by series writer Tim Truman and regular series artist Tomás Giorello – with colors by José Villarrubia. In a special multigenerational story titled ‘Home for the Hunt’, Benjamin Truman co-scripts with his father, while sequential-art duties are deftly handled by Joe Kubert, Tim Truman (a Kubert School graduate), and Tell-A-Graphics, Inc. These original tales explore and expand upon events alluded to in Robert E. Howard’s Conan stories, as a youthful Conan tries to keep his barbarous nature and hot temper in check in order to prove that he can be a leader of men.
Collecting issues #14 and #16 through 21 of the Dark Horse monthly Conan the Cimmerian series.
New, unread, mint copy!
bron: Dark Horse Books