May 16, 2005 | Comics
Conan And The Jewels Of Gwahlur #1 (of 3)
P. Craig Russell
Dark Horse Comics
*** 1/2 (out of five)
It’s hard to beat the combination of a great hero and a great creator.
Writer/artist P. Craig Russell (Sandman) takes a stab at the world’s most famous barbarian in this adaptation of one of Robert E. Howard’s most famous Conan tales.
While infiltrating the court of Keshan, in search of the Jewels of Gwahlur, the Cimmerian hero runs afoul of an old rival, who himself is in search of the fabled treasure.
Will a superstitious leader and an undead oracle stand in the way of Conan’s quest?
Russell gives readers a different look at the barbarian hero than in his monthly book in a rare, and all too brief, treat.