Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur

 CATG   (Dark Horse, 2005)

™ and © Dark Horse Comics, Inc.

Conan’s tales are always fascinating to read. The Jewels of Gwahlur, adapted from the Robert E. Howard story of the same name, is one of the best.

Conan, while in the service of King of Keshan, encounters an old enemy, Thutmekri, who threatens his position as army trainer. Realizing that finding the Golden Teeth of Gwahlur is the only way to expose his rival, Conan seeks the abandoned city of Alkeemon and the ageless Oracle before Thutmekri. Uncovering an ancient civilization of half–men, he fights for his life and the Golden Teeth. There’s savagery ahead, but that’s Conan for you.

P. Craig Russell’s poetic sensibilities transform a tale of deception and revenge into a gracefully and elegantly illustrated novel and is an excellent “how–to” demonstration, to boot. The sketchbook interview reveals the process and creative sparks that Russell used, as he designed the tale. The colors by Lovern Kindzierski are lush and support the presentation perfectly.

Count this as one of Russell’s best.

— Tim Lasiuta

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#1

  4/1/2005
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 P. Craig RussellLovern Kindzierski

#2

  5/1/2005
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 P. Craig RussellLovern Kindzierski

#3

  6/1/2005
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7 copies available from $1.50
 P. Craig RussellLovern Kindzierski

Book #1 Hardcover

  12/1/2005
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Collects Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur #1-3P. Craig RussellP. Craig Russell