I’m back from the comic shop this week and I got eight new comics:
It was a “Try new things out” week for me

  • Scarlet Spider – 1
  • Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. – 5
  • Grifter – 5
  • Witch Doctor The Resuscitation – 1
  • Dark Matter – 1
  • Resurrection Man – 5
  • Black Panther – 528
  • Spawn – 215
  • And now for a review of something I’ve read recently.

    ”Conan – Volume 10: Iron Shadows In the Moon” by Tim Truman and Tomas Giorello

    Here we go with the eleventh volume of Dark Horse’s Conan series. There was a volume zero so that’s why volume ten is the eleventh in the series. At least they haven’t started adding point ones like a lot of the current Marvel books.

    Since this is the eleventh book in this series that I’ve purchased I obviously like the series in general. The last two volumes were among my favorites of the whole series so there was bound to be a drop off at some time. This volume was kind of that drop off. Not that it was bad in any way but it wasn’t among my favorites. That’s the law of averages for you. I don’t blame it for not being a favorite. It probably has more to do with me.

    “Iron Shadows” is a straight forward Conan adventure tale. He gets stranded on an island with a beautiful former princess. Of course the island isn’t safe. It is inhabited by men who were long ago cursed to be every full moon monsters plus a giant man-eating ape. A bunch of pirates who hate Conan also show up. Conan has to protect himself and the ex-princess from all that. There isn’t a whole lot more to the story but it does push forward the overall series story arc a bit too.

    The artwork was good. Giorello has been drawing Conan for a while now and he has it down. His storytelling is good and he drew some lush jungle scenery. The colorist, Jose Villarrubia, also did a nice job adding texture to Conan’s jungle island. A solid job from top to bottom.

    Like I said I don’t have much to complain about here but I think I like the Conan stories with political intrigue in them better than the straight forward adventure stories. Someone else’s taste might be the complete opposite of mine and this could very well be their favorite Conan volume. It’s well done. If you’re in the mood for some sword and sorcery check it out. I’ll be back for the next one too.