Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New comics Sept. 17, 2014: Conan; Sub-Mariner and Human Torch; Asterix; Charles Burns


Savage Sword of Conan Volume 17
(W) Chuck Dixon, Gerry Conway (A) Gary Kwapisz & Various (CA) Earl Norem
Vastly outnumbered, Conan and his mercenary army retreat to a walled city where safety is assured . . . as is starvation within the enemy's encircling stranglehold. But the city holds a horrifying secret that makes the slow death of privation or the agonizing death of the blade seem welcome! Collects Conan stories from Marvel's The Savage Sword of Conan the Barbarian #171-#180.


Sub-Mariner & the Original Human Torch (Marvel Saga)
(W) Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas (A/CA) Rich Buckler
Namor the Sub-Mariner, Avenging Son of Atlantis. Jim Hammond, the original android Human Torch. Two icons whose rivalry dates all the way back to the dawn of Marvel Comics. Now, learn the full story of two legendary adversaries who would one day become allies, even friends. From enemy of mankind to wartime savior - from Fantastic Four foe to staunch Invader, Defender and Avenger - Namor is a man of contrasts. Relive the life and times of Marvel's mightiest mutant as only he could see it. Imperius Rex! Meanwhile, a recently revived Torch looks back to his own uncanny creation. Meet his sizzling sidekick, Toro; learn his incredible part in Hitler's downfall; and discover why the flame of Marvel's first hero was doused for so long! Collecting SAGA OF THE SUB-MARINER #1-12 and SAGA OF THE ORIGINAL HUMAN TORCH #1-4.


Asterix Omnibus 8: Includes Asterix and the Great Crossing #22, Obelix and Co. #23, and Asterix in Belgium #24
(W) Rene Goscinny (A/CA) Albert Uderzo
Asterix fans can now enjoy books 22 through 24 together in one paperback! A storm blows our historical hero way off course in Asterix and the Great Crossing. Caesar sends Caius Preposterus, graduate of the Latin School of Economics, to corrupt the indomitable Gauls in Obelix and Co. And the Gauls compete with the Belgian tribes to determine who is the bravest in Asterix in Belgium.


Sugar Skull
(W/A/CA) Charles Burns
It's here: The concluding volume in the epic trilogy that began with X'ed Out and continued in The Hive, marking the completion of a true graphic novel milestone. Charles Burns delivers brilliantly on all the mysterious secrets and horrific clues he set up in the first two volumes. The long strange trip of Doug reaches its mind-bending, heartbreaking end, but not before he is forced to deal with the lie he's been telling himself since the beginning. The fragments of the past collide with the reality of the present, nightmarish dreams evolve into an even more dreadful reality, and when you finally find out where all of this has been going, and what it means...well. It will make you go right back to page one of X'ed Out and read it all again with new eyes. Just like Doug.

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