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Conan, Volume 1: The Frost Giant's Daughter and Other Stories

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When the internationally famous barbarian hero returned to comics, with an all-new fresh start by award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) and dynamic artists Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates, and Dave Stewart, the result was instant sell-outs and multiple printings to keep up with the demand. Now Conan's earliest adventures are collected in a handsome 192-page collection. Catch all the action and savagery as he wars with the murderous Vanir, meets the Frost Giant's Daughter, and is taken as a slave by...
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Overview

When the internationally famous barbarian hero returned to comics, with an all-new fresh start by award-winning writer Kurt Busiek (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) and dynamic artists Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates, and Dave Stewart, the result was instant sell-outs and multiple printings to keep up with the demand. Now Conan's earliest adventures are collected in a handsome 192-page collection. Catch all the action and savagery as he wars with the murderous Vanir, meets the Frost Giant's Daughter, and is taken as a slave by the ancient sorcerers of Hyperborea! This top-selling new series faithfully expands on original author Robert E. Howard's literary creation. Collecting issues #0-#6 and fourteen pages from issue #7 of the ongoing series.

• "Writer Kurt Busiek treats him with the dignified respect due one of the towering figures in fantasy literature ... it feels like historians unearthed a vibrant, bloody tapestry. These are, once again, the days of high adventure."-Entertainment Weekly

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The popular barbarian is back in full-color painted adaptations of the original pulp novels by Robert E. Howard. Conan, the dark-haired Cimmerian warrior, leaves his homeland, inspired by his grandfather's tales of Hyperborea, a paradise in the far north. He befriends an Aesir chieftain by showing his skill in battle and joins a raiding party. After a particularly bloody battle, Conan, the last man standing, is visited by the Frost-Giant's daughter, a nymph made of ice. He eventually finds his way to the fabled lands of Hyperborea, where the countryside's beauty comes at a terrible price. These tales, like the originals, are long on swordplay and short on character development. 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. The illustrations are lush, adding a new vibrancy to this fantasy world. Rounding out this collection of the first six and a half issues is a biography of Howard and Nord's highly amusing audition piece for the job as Conan penciler. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593073015
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: Conan (Dark Horse) Series , #1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 257,758
  • Product dimensions: 6.65 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.53 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    A fantasy story for people who don't like fantasy stories

    I've never much been into the swords and sorcery thing, and only knew Conan by name. But the art on the cover spoke to something in me, and I decided to give it a chance. Wow, I was extremely impressed by all this book had to offer, the story was engaging, and the art was spectacular. I can hardly wait for the next volume to come out. Something in this story seemed so endearing, whether it was the exotic locales, the character interactions, or the indominable charisma and spirit of the barbarian himself. I couldn't have enjoyed it more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2005

    Intensely Graphic

    This is a fantastic graphic novel if you are in the mood for bloodshed and adventure.Great realistic illustrations and use of dialogue.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Perfect way to spend an evening

    Great storytelling. Highly recommend this to any fan of fantasy adventures. Fantastic art to boot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Great

    Yeah

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    Posted May 3, 2011

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