Conan And The Songs Of The Dead

Conan And The Songs Of The Dead The Cimmerian travels to the aid of an old ally in the wretched wastes of Stygia a desert harboring wealth undreamed of even for the barbarian Soon his pursuit of the ancient treasure reveals a conni

  • Title: Conan And The Songs Of The Dead
  • Author: Timothy Truman Joe R. Lansdale
  • ISBN: 9781593077181
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Cimmerian travels to the aid of an old ally in the wretched wastes of Stygia a desert harboring wealth undreamed of, even for the barbarian Soon his pursuit of the ancient treasure reveals a conniving spirit and undead guards Dust from the desolate land meets blood, and a dark hearted sorcerer brings forth strange abominations from this unholy mix Only the cool heThe Cimmerian travels to the aid of an old ally in the wretched wastes of Stygia a desert harboring wealth undreamed of, even for the barbarian Soon his pursuit of the ancient treasure reveals a conniving spirit and undead guards Dust from the desolate land meets blood, and a dark hearted sorcerer brings forth strange abominations from this unholy mix Only the cool head and cold steel of the Cimmerian can save all creation from the horror that awaits, and the blood spattered conclusion will send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore Conan fans

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  • Timothy Truman Joe R. Lansdale

    Timothy Truman is an American writer, artist and musician He is best known for his stories and Wild West style comic book art, and in particular, for his work on Grimjack with John Ostrander , Scout, and the reinvention of Jonah Hex, with Joe R Lansdale Truman is currently writing Conan and is an instructor at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.Truman s first professional comics work was Grimjack with writer John Ostrander, for the independent comics company First Comics Grimjack first appeared in Starslayer 10 in November 1983, before moving to his own series after issue 18 in 1984, and continued for 81 issues Along with being a fan favorite and often imitated character, Grimjack almost single handedly defined the grim and gritty action comic character archetype.Truman has been continuously creative for than 20 years, displaying his pulp sensitivities in his writing In 1985, he created Scout, which was followed by Scout War Shaman, a futuristic western A year later, he relaunched the Hillman characters Airboy and The Heap for Eclipse Comics He also developed The Prowler, a Shadow type character, and adapted The Spider for Eclipse In 1991, at DC Comics he created Hawkworld, a reinvention of Hawkman With author Joe R Lansdale, he reinterpreted Jonah Hex as a horror western In it, their creation of villain Edgar Autumn elicited a complaint from musician Edgar Winter.Truman was chosen by Dark Horse Comics to illustrate a newly completed Tarzan novel and wrote a story arc for the comic book He also wrote virtually the entire run of Turok Dinosaur Hunter for Valiant Comics, after David Michelinie launched the book with its first three issue story arc and subsequently departed the series For the defunct SF imprint of DC, Helix, he created The Black Lamb He also worked on a typical pulp adventure Guns of the Dragon, featuring Enemy Ace and Bat Lash and wrote Star Wars at Dark Horse Comics While at Dark Horse Comics, he took over the writing of Conan from Kurt Busiek in 2006, and after that series ended he started Conan The Cimmerian.Truman s startling work, Simon Girty, Renegade was a two volume black and white graphic novel that translated the horrors and triumphs of the American settler s western frontier in a fresh, interesting light In bold, black and white use of positive and negative space, Truman appealed to both young and old audiences in West Virginia and Pennsylvania It was especially important for West Virginians that had been struggling against novelist Zane Grey s portrayal of Lewis Wetzel in an overly romanticized, florid light Truman himself is an avid historian who dislikes nothing than to see a drawing of a war using the wrong weaponry, and the second volume of his two volume series on Simon Girty was devoted to the errors caught in his first volume.Tecumseh a graphic novel based on the West Virginia Outdoor Theater, is a colored graphic novel that shows the play from beginning to end It renewed interest in the warrior in Appalachia When asked why he used Tecumseh instead of Tecumtheh he explained he didn t want to explain to the mainstream audience the variance in spelling the movement on pronunciation began with General William Tecumseh Sherman who came from a family that wanted to commemorate the warrior, but felt the lisping Tecumtheh would be unmanly.


  • It's OK. The art work is really good, and Truman's Conan looks as close to Frazetta's vision as any I've seen. Where the story stumbles is with Conan himself. There's something about his cracking wise that didn't ring true to the Howard version. On top of that he shows little to no fear of Sorcery, which is not the case with the original. On the other hand there's a very hot Djinn, but ultimately not enough is done with her (unless she's slated for a future return). There's also a very nasty Sor [...]

  • Here's a Dangerous Dan review I did for BlackPigeon:Sometimes, like when you're waiting for a corpse to finish bleeding out in your bathtub so you can dismember it without making such a mess, you need some quick entertainment. Look no further.Conan and the Songs of the Dead collects a miniseries published by Dark Horse a year or so ago. Songs of the Dead stars the barbarian we all know and love. The illustrator is the esteemed Tim Truman, artist of modules from the golden age of gaming, as well [...]

  • Lansdale and Truman are one of my favorite comic creative teams. This is the team that revitalized Jonah Hex for Vertigo, and now they turn their attention to Conan.The art is fantastic, as Truman is a great artist. I also enjoyed the story. The biggest problem is Conan himself, who comes across a little out-of-character. He's usually a grim barbarian, but in this case he's a cracking a few too many jokes. He's always had a sense of humor, but not quite to the level of this story. His sidekick i [...]

  • Never been a big Conan fan, but seeing how Joe Lansdale wrote this I had to get it. Good art and an even better read.

  • I must say, I have been a fan of Tim Truman's work almost since the beginning. There's a very nice introduction to this graphic novel, that talks about Tim Truman's experience in the world of sequential art, and I discovered that there was very little on the list from the 80s and 90s that I had not read.Now, Tim Truman brings some really amazing stuff to Conan. First, no one does the visuals on monsters and villains any better. He really captures the personality of the characters in dialog as we [...]

  • Horror legend Joe R. Lansdale was apparently trying to pick up some extra cash by writing a CONAN adventure in the form of a graphic novel. Unfortunately this tale of wicked wizards and sexy sirens is nothing new for Conan . . . or for Joe.

  • More of a parody and a bad one at that. The story starts with Conan running down and eating a dog in the Stygian desert. He quickly finds the Zamoran thief, Alvazar, buried to his neck in the sand. Conan saves Alvazar from execution by temple guards after which he is told the thief’s story. A wizard hired Alvazar to steal a jeweled penis from an idol, which is needed to acquire some book that can bequeath power. Conan takes the jeweled penis stolen from an idol as payment for saving Alvazar’ [...]

  • A great Conan story, as our favorite barbarian and his thief sidekick get caught up in a power play between various magical beings.The two get involved, hoping for treasure, but soon realize that they are in over their heads and just want to get out alive and go somewhere else where there is drink, women and rice.Great action scenes, cool looking monsters, great dialogue and lots of just sheer manliness.Lansdale and Truman are a great creative team that perfectly compliment each other and I have [...]

  • Lansdale creates some nasties for Conan to cut to pieces. Which is nice with many beheadings. But relies too heavily on "book magic," which is easily torn up by the illiterate barbarian. Still, cool.

  • I give the story 3 stars and the experience of reading a comic book, this being my first, 1 star. Plus, hopefully, by giving this 2 stars, will not recommend more graphic novels to meI mostly read this just because it's one more thing by Lansdale I could get my hands on, and I always find his stories enjoyable, regardless of genre or length.

  • Great album. Lots of dark humor. All the sex and violence you'd expect from a Conan novel. Love the comedy in the conversations going back and forth between Conan and his sidekick.

  • What would be a perfectly average Conan story was made a lot better by a top notch writer and a top notch artist. Too bad the book literally slid out of its cover not long after I picked it up.

  • A one shot, possibly based within the greater Dark Horse ongoing Conan series, but just as possibly having nothing to do with the greater story line.Things I liked: There is blood and sorcery and villains and sex and violence and ancient gods and a single artist (which is something which tends to irritate me when the artist changes mid story).Things I did not like: There is lame anachronistic dialogue and a stupid side kick who is played for laughs and artwork which is really not especially grea [...]

  • Joe R. Lansdale teamed up with his frequent cohort, artist Timothy Truman, on Conan and the Songs of the Dead, an ultra-violent (four head decapitations in the first six pages alone!), action packed opus from Dark Horse. Much like the portrayal of the eponymous hero in Dark Horse's regular monthly title and Robert E. Howard's original books, this is the thinking man's Conan who understands the consequences of his actions. Truman rose to the occasion rendering some of the best artwork of his stor [...]

  • I enjoyed the story especially for the humor and the variety of the world of the characters. The artwork is pretty great. Normally I'm not a gore lover but some of the deaths made me stop and stare for awhile. I can't say it is incredibly deep story but it kept me entertained for the short time it takes to read it. The ending was pretty weak though! Light-reading with occasional decapitations.

  • I'm not one of Landale's greatest fans, something about his writing just desn't do it for me.However, this wasn't all that bad.Add the gritty artwork of Tim Truman, (from Grimjack & Scout) and this turned out pretty good.

  • Fantastic comic books in every way! It had me laughing, horrified, and gripped in every panel of the story! I want more of this!!

  • Questo volume raccoglie la miniserie scritta da J.R. Lansdale e illustrata da Tim Truman che si affianca alla serie regolare di Conan pubblicata dalla Dark Horse.

  • Gore, sexism, bad buddy-comedy banter, evil sorcery, zombies, decapitations on every page and Elder Gods. What else do you want out of a Conan comic?

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