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Here is the info on a new trade paperback collection of stand-along stories from Dark Horse’s Conan comic:

Conan: The Blood-Stained Crown and Other Stories*

Writers: Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists: Cary Nord, Eric Powell, John Severin, Bruce Timm, Timothy Truman
Cover Artist: Cary Nord
Penciller: Rafael Kayanan
Colorists: Rafael Kayanan, Michelle Madsen, Dave Stewart

Genre: Fantasy, Action/Adventure

Eisner Award-winning writer Kurt Busiek teams up with some of the best artists  and writers in this collection of stand-alone stories from Conan. In “Helm,” Busiek and Fabian Nicieza write and EC Comics legend John Severin draws the story of Conan’s famous horned helm. Renowned comics and animation artist Bruce Timm lends his styling to the darkly comic “Conan’s Favorite Joke.” Current Conan writer Timothy Truman takes pencil in hand as the Cimmerian’s influence crosses generations in “Seeds of Empire” and “The Blood-Stained Crown.” The creator of The Goon, Eric Powell draws the poignant story of a young and unsung hero in “Storyteller,” Dark Horse’s centennial tribute to Conan creator Robert E. Howard. And artist Rafael Kayanan returns to the world of Hyboria with “In the Tower of Tara-Teth,” a gritty adventure set during the Cimmerian’s years as a mercenary and pirate.

* Collecting issues #18, 26-28, & 39 of the Dark Horse Conan series.

Publication Date: Jan 30, 2008
Format: Full color, 128 pages, TPB, 7″ x 10″
Price: $16.95