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by Barry Windsor-Smith,Roy Thomas

eBook The Chronicles of Conan Vol. 2: Rogues in the House and Other Stories download ISBN: 1593070233
Author: Barry Windsor-Smith,Roy Thomas
Publisher: Dark Horse (January 5, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 144
ePub: 1255 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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Category: Teenager
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This second volume of the "Chronicles Of Conan" series, collecting issues published in 1971-72, finds Conan writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith at an early zenith

This second volume of the "Chronicles Of Conan" series, collecting issues published in 1971-72, finds Conan writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith at an early zenith. All three show up for the three-part adaptation of Conan creator Robert E. Howard's "Rogues In The House", a stand out of the entire comic series for its weaving of diverse storylines both sordid and surreal. You see from reading this and Vol. 1 how well Thomas set things up, introducing Jenna and Burgun in earlier issues in such a way "Rogues" reads like a continuation of Conan's busy life, not a detached episode as Howard wrote it.

Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith truly hit their stride in this volume. The art is more polished and the stories and dialogue are as well. Some have complained about the computer coloring in the volume but I find it gorgeous myself. A sword and sorcery comic just can't go wrong if it has giant spiders. Very well done and innovative. The setting of the Conan stories give them a timeless feel rather than most other bronze Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith truly hit their stride in this volume.

Compiling the early Conan the Barbarian stories by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, this collection contains some of the most powerful and compelling comic . Beware The Wrath of Anu! Rogues In the House. The Dweller In the Dark. Web of the Spider-God.

Compiling the early Conan the Barbarian stories by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, this collection contains some of the most powerful and compelling comic stories ever created. Following Robert E. Howard's pulp hero Conan through the early part of his life, Thomas and Windsor-Smith (then going by the name "Barry Smith") wove together pieces of the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, all built around the framework of Howard's original fiction. The Frost Giant's Daughter. Header 4. Header 3. Header 2. Quote.

Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two . Description: In the early 1970s, Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian exploded on to the comics scene. Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two mapped out some of the most stirring and memorable Conan adventures to come along since those written by Howard himself. Over the course of their 24 issue run together, Thomas and Smith defined Conan for a generation of comics readers, and now those stories are collected here in a series of trade paperbacks.

Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two mapped out some of the most stirring and memorable Conan adventures to come . Illustrated by. Barry Windsor-Smith.

Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two mapped out some of the most stirring and memorable Conan adventures to come along since those written by Howard himself. Over the course of their 24-issue run together, Thomas and Smith defined Conan for a generation of comics readers, and now those stories are collected here in a series of trade paperbacks.

Compiling the early Conan the Barbarian stories by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, this collection contains some of the most powerful and compelling comic stories ever created

Compiling the early Conan the Barbarian stories by writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, this collection contains some of the most powerful and compelling comic stories ever created. Howard's pulp hero Conan through the early part of his life, Thomas and Windsor-Smith (then going by the name "Barry Smith") wove together pieces of the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, all built around the framework of Howard's original fiction

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Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith.

Conan becomes Captain of the royal guard in the small city-state of. .0. Rouges in the House and Other Stories Conan the Barbarian. 1. Conan the Barbarian.

Conan becomes Captain of the royal guard in the small city-state of Zahmahn as well as the lover of Queen Fatima. When the Queen catches Conan with the servant girl Yaila in a delicate situation, she leaves them in the dungeon to be devoured by the Dweller in the Dark. They manage to escape, however, and Conan throws the Queen to the monster. Thomas gives background information on the creation of the stories in this volume. in Conan the Barbarian: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus (Marvel, 2019 series) ( 2019) Table of Contents.

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Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two mapped out some of the most stirring .

In the early 1970s, Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian exploded on to the comics scene. Writer Roy Thomas teamed with a young artist named Barry Smith, and together the two mapped out some of the most stirring and memorable Conan adventures to come along since those written by Howard himself. Over the course of their 24 issue run together, Thomas and Smith defined Conan for a generation of comics readers, and now those stories are collected here in a series of trade paperbacks. Featuring completely remastered color and text corrections, and containing material not available for nearly thirty years, these books are the perfect companions to the upcoming all-new Conan series from Dark Horse.
Comments: (7)
Perius
The Chronicles of Conan Volume 2 Rogues In The House covers issues #9-13 and #16. The series was written by Marvel mainstay Roy Thomas with artwork by Barry Windsor-Smith. I have to say Windsor-Smith’s style is an acquired taste. Sometimes his drawings are great and other times the faces just look horrible.

Some of the stories were originals while others were based upon stories by Robert Howard who originally created Conan back in the 1930s.

Things start with Conan and his companion Jenna finding themselves in a primordial world full of caveman like humanoids and Wooly Mammoths. Amidst this strange world Conan finds a tower with a winged beast atop it that Conan has to defeat to save Jenna. In the long run Jenna turns out to be trouble.

The main storyline is Conan travelling from place to place in search of adventure and a fight to prove himself. He goes from a thief, which I always thought was out of character for Conan, to being hired as an assassin, to defeating a queen. Besides the fighting there is always magic, wizardry and enchanted beasts which Conan has to overcome. The stories are exciting, there’s plenty of action and twists and turns to keep the reader’s attention.
Fohuginn
For Conan traveling along mountainous Corinthia along the Road of Kings, life stunk. Fortunes would be lost, betrayals endured, and eternity glimpsed in the mad embrace of a homicidal gorilla. Conan had his complaints; not so fans of the Conan Marvel comic books.

This second volume of the "Chronicles Of Conan" series, collecting issues published in 1971-72, finds Conan writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith at an early zenith. Gone are the cruder line drawings and sillier prose of the issues collected in Volume 1. Here you get some terrific, visceral excitement with engaging back stories dripping with political intrigue and characters worth remembering for more than the way they stomached a Cimmerian scimitar, like Murilo the deceptively tough-nosed fop, Jenna the deceiver, and Burgun the noble thief.

All three show up for the three-part adaptation of Conan creator Robert E. Howard's "Rogues In The House", a stand out of the entire comic series for its weaving of diverse storylines both sordid and surreal. You see from reading this and Vol. 1 how well Thomas set things up, introducing Jenna and Burgun in earlier issues in such a way "Rogues" reads like a continuation of Conan's busy life, not a detached episode as Howard wrote it. Thomas even finds a way to flesh out a single paragraph of Howard's "Rogues" to fill an entire issue, showcasing his deep-drilling imagination for not the last time.

As "Rogues" develops, Conan is pressed by Murilo to help him kill a mysterious priest who lives, like so many Conan villains, in a vast fortress dwelling barbed with deadly traps. Howard gave this story a lot of strange twists that exposes much about the skullduggery of both the priest and Murilo, who observes Conan, a mere thief, is the "most honest" of the three.

An abruptly-scripted conclusion (which appears the same way in the Howard original) and Windsor-Smith's occasional difficulty at penciling faces are but the most minor speed bumps in this white-knuckle adrenalin ride.

The rest of the book is not nearly as good, the nadir being another Howard adaptation, "The Frost Giant's Daughter", which involves Conan chasing a laughing woman through the snows, hoping to catch and rape her. Yucky, yes, but it could have been transgressively interesting if it wasn't so threadbare, and disconnected from everything else here, being the only story set far from Corinthia. The digitalized color work of this recent publication only makes matters worse, cementing the piece's awkward reality.

Of the other stories, "Garden Of Fear", "Dweller In The Dark", and "Web Of The Spider-God" make arresting use of diversely exotic locales within the greater Corinthian area, but also suffer from the series' Achilles heel: Throwing a random monster into the action whenever a big finish was needed. You still get two strong tales, and a third ("Dweller") which is something more, casting Conan as the kept man of a haughty queen, but the predictability grates, and would grate more over time.

The word "great" seems more apt here, though, especially with the sublime handling of "Rogues Of The House", which showcases how cleverly Thomas and Windsor-Smith could mesh adult sensibilities in a kid's medium. Howard's original stories were nearly 40 years old when they got the Marvel treatment; now it's nearly 40 years later and the Conan comics seem just as enduring.
Steelraven
These are classic Conan the Barbarian tales from the early 1970's, from the Roy Thomas/Barry Windsor-Smith era. Thomas was always my fav comic book author. Windsor-Smith's style is different from John Buscema's(who took over the title at a later date) but he was a good penciler and the way he envisioned each scene was excellent! There's never a dull moment as the action moves along at a fast clip. Interesting villains and magicians and throw in an occasional monster for good measure!
Just thoroughly enjoyable late-night(or anytime of the day) reading! Also-Darkhorse's enhanced color system really makes the colors jump off the page! Highly recommended!
Mr_TrOlOlO
For some reason issues #14 and 15 of Conan The Barbarian are omitted from this volume - my guess is for stylistic reasons - but this is yet another wonderful collection of these graphic Hyborean classics.
Like the first volume, the digital recoloring is absolutely gorgeous and renders the breathtaking artwork with stunning clarity. The original comics were printed on newsprint, which as most comic coinnoseurs know, does not render the images with the utmost fidelity. These volumes give these stories the treatment they deserve, with good white paper and care taken in the art restoration.
In the afterword, Roy Thomas (the writer who adapted Conan into comics) promises that issues #14 and #15 will be in volume three, so fear not at the omission of the stories featuring Michael Moorcock's Elric. Simply read and savor the golden age of the comic-book Conan.
Kamick
I'm just now discovering the CONAN comics from the 70s through these collected volumes and they deliver a very consistent dose of Cimmarian action! Very enjoyable stories. The updated coloring was a huge mistake, I really wish they hadn't gone down that path but it rarely distracts from the storytelling. I will be continuing to read more from this series.
Gaiauaco
Wonderful art, wonderful story, and of course, wonderful characters!

Conon is the greatest barbarian hero of all.

Come back to the Hyborian Age with Conan!
Yanki
What can I say, Conan 's adventures are cool, the color ink is good too, I highly recommend it for those people who like adventure and magic.
Bought as a gift