Todays strip takes our heroine a little out of her element. We find her in a distinctly different setting than her usual urban landscape. The question is, why? Could it have something to do with her dream and what the avatar of Sonya Crimson had to tell her in that dream? Will we even find out, since she seems to be in desperate and immediate peril. Stay tuned and find out.

 

Conan_1This weeks featured cover is the one that started it all. Conan is the creation of Robert E. Howard who created the character, Conan the Cimmerian, for the pulp magazine Weird Tales in the 1930’s. By doing so, Howard created a whole new genre of fiction called Sword and Sorcery. Chances are the fantasy literature landscape would be entirely different if not for this barbarian who cleaved his way into the hearts and minds of an adventure-hungry culture. The Marvel comic, Conan the Barbarian, came about in 1970 and changed the pop culture landscape yet again, with tremendous art by the young Barry Smith and written with loving detail by Roy Thomas. A few issues in, it was like a spark to a flame and the world would never be the same again. As an aside, I finally picked up my own copy of this book at the Toronto FanExpo last weekend for a great price, so I had to spread the joy here and sound the trumpets ๐Ÿ˜‰