Conan and the Jewels of Gwahlur (2005) comic books
P. CRAIG RUSSELL (W/A) and LOVERN KINDZIERSKI (C) On sale April 6, FC, 32pg, $2.99 She's made a string of bad choices, and now a young woman has let herself become the pawn of mercenaries?and one of those mercenaries is Conan of Cimmeria. As the former dancing girl poses as the dead oracle of a primitive cult, Conan puts his military and thieving experience together in one of his last adventures before becoming King. P. Craig Russell, the award-winning artist who's made his reputation adapting literature to comics, takes the greatest hero to ever make the leap from books to comics in this dazzling adaptation. With stories like The Jewels of Gwahlur, Robert E. Howard invented the genre of sword and sorcery fiction, and no matter how many times the master has been imitated, stories like this one have not been surpassed. ? P. Craig Russell, Eisner Award-winner, is known for tales like Elric: Stormbringer and Ring of the Nibelung and his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on Murder Mysteries. ? Jewels of Gwahlur is a direct adaptation of a Howard Conan story. Cover price $2.99.
P. CRAIG RUSSELL (W/A) On sale May 11, FC, 32pg, $2.99 For once, it's not Conan doing the beheading?and he doesn't like it. Conan manages to play everyone into the positions he needs them in order to steal the coveted jewels, but he's still victim to the mystical fortress in which they're contained, and the primitive thugs who worship the dead oracle watching over the Teeth of Gwahlur. P. Craig Russell has proved himself not only one of the greatest fantasy artists in the history of comics, from his early work on Elric through collaborations with Neil Gaiman, and the only man to make a reputation adapting stories from other media, including his award-winning Ring of the Nibelung. His adaptation of Howard is a real masterpiece, as inventive and intricate as anything he's done to date. Cover price $2.99.
P. CRAIG RUSSELL (W/A) and LOVERN KINDZIERSKI (C) On sale June 15, FC, 32pg, $2.99 In a story written by Conan creator Robert E. Howard and set later in the character's life, the barbarian must unravel the treacheries of a false goddess and an imposter oracle in a haunted temple where for once it's not Conan doing the decapitations. P. Craig Russell, one of the most celebrated fantasy artists in the history of comics, makes an indelible mark on the greatest fantasy hero of all time, as this most opulent of Conan's original adventures concludes. Cover price $2.99.