Thursday, September 16, 2021

Andy Richardson:

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Joe & Max + Kana’s Island

Joe & Max

Genre: Super-Heroes

Once a barbarian and once a warrior, Conan is now king. Heavy is the head that wears the crown, though, and it’s not surprising that even with his queen about to give birth to his child, Conan is troubled. The arrival of the magician Ra-Sidh from the Stygian high court only adds to Conan’s concerns, and threatens to bring his bloody past rushing back to the forefront. Can Conan truly leave his warrior’s life behind?

This venture into the oft-adapted works of Robert E. Howard is appropriately dramatic and violent. Joshua Dysart and Will Conrad have a good feel for both the power and tragedy of the classic character.

Kana’s Island

Genre: Action-Adventure, Comedy

Once a barbarian and once a warrior, Conan is now king. Heavy is the head that wears the crown, though, and it’s not surprising that even with his queen about to give birth to his child, Conan is troubled. The arrival of the magician Ra-Sidh from the Stygian high court only adds to Conan’s concerns, and threatens to bring his bloody past rushing back to the forefront. Can Conan truly leave his warrior’s life behind?

This venture into the oft-adapted works of Robert E. Howard is appropriately dramatic and violent. Joshua Dysart and Will Conrad have a good feel for both the power and tragedy of the classic character.

 

Andy Richardson is a freelance writer and editor who has been reading and writing about comics for far longer than he can believe at this point. Andy can be reached via e-mail at richardsonag@earthlink.net. Please use “ComicBase” as your subject line.

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