Our picks this week. Click the links to order from Amazon.Conan the Barbarian and the pirate queen Bêlit continue their quest to reclaim her rightful place on the throne of Asgalun. They must descend deep down the River Styx into Luxur, the capital city of Stygia, land of snake-worshippers, in search of Bêlit’s father. Along the way they’ll encounter raiders off the coast of Shem and the famous—and deadly—Hawk-Riders of Harakht. The journey also takes Conan to the Lost Valley of Iskander as he pursues the powerful Eye of Set and into swamps where a sultry witch and man-dragons threaten to devour him alive! Then, Conan is joined by one of the fiercest allies he’ll ever know—the formidable fighter and skilled mage, Zula!
COLLECTING: Vol. 6: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 72-88
In the late ’80s, artist Val Semeiks took the reins on Conan the Barbarian injecting a powerful new energy into the series. Semeiks’ work was a force multiplier for the latter half of Christopher Priest’s era-defining run. Together, they crafted one of the greatest Conan epics of all time, a massive story line building issue #200 and a showdown with the Devourer of Souls. As the Devourer reveals his final gambit, drawing upon the power of the Elder Gods, Conan must seek aid from one whose name even he dreads: Thulsa Doom! Also featuring the return of Red Sonja, the acclaimed “Heku Trilogy” and early work by Andy Kubert, this is one Omnibus you don’t want to miss! By Crom!
COLLECTING: Conan the Barbarian (1970) 195-213, Conan the Barbarian Annual (1973) 12, Official Handbook of the Conan Universe (1986) 1
Sure, you may know who Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie are, and maybe you even know a thing or two about Dilton, Ethel, Cheryl, and Moose! But that's still only just scratching the surface of the vast library of Archie Comics characters! An ideal collector's item for mega-fans as well as the perfect jumping-on point for any fans that are new to Archie Comics, get set for an expansive tour of Riverdale and beyond with The Archie Encyclopedia!