Rakan (2nd Series)

 RAKJ   (AK, 2006)


As a boy, Rakan watches helplessly as his tribe is killed by barbarian hordes. Afterwards, he wanders the desert starving until rescued from jackals by a surprisingly friendly sabre-toothed tiger and her cub. Boy and cub bond and together they discover a lush oasis, the home of the hermitic warrior Hakim, who teaches Rakan to be a righteous warrior and sending him off on a quest.
It’s one part Conan, one part Lone Ranger (his subtitle is The Lone Warrior; plus you get the feeling he’s the kind of guy who’d helped oppressed peoples without being asked) with just a touch of Ka-Zar. Although with his cool looking vest and semi-formal education he’s no barbarian, and instead of wandering aimlessly, he has a very specific purpose.
Calling this “wholesome” is a sure way to turn off a lot of potential readers, but this one isn’t so much old-fashioned as classic, a perfect example of solid, straight-forward adventure stuff with solid art that’s made all the better by the rich computer coloring.

— S. A. Bennett

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#1

  5/1/2006
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Cover says May 2006 but indicia reads April 2005Dr. Ayman KandeelTodd Vincio

#1 Variation A

  5/1/2006
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Arabic language versionDr. Ayman KandeelTodd Vicino

#2

  6/1/2006
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 Felipe FerreiraRafael Albuquerque

#2 Variation A

  6/1/2006
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Arabic language versionFelipe FerreiraRafael Albuquerque

#3

  7/1/2006
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 Marwan El-NasharRafael Kras

#3 Variation A

  7/1/2006
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Arabic language versionMarwan El-NasharRafael Kras

#4

  8/1/2006
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 Todd VicinoRafael Kras

#4 Variation A

  8/1/2006
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Arabic language versionTodd VicinoRafael Kras

#5

  9/1/2006
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 Todd VicinoRafael Albuquerque

#5 Variation A

  9/1/2006
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Arabic language versionTodd VicinoRafael Albuquerque

#6

  10/1/2006
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 Todd VicinoRafael Albuquerque

#6 Variation A

  10/1/2006
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Arabic language versionTodd VicinoRafael Albuquerque

#7

  6/1/2007
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#7 Variation A

  6/1/2007
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