Conan Book of Thoth (2006) comic books
Legendary writer Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing, teams up with Conan ongoing writer Kurt Busiek, and the grandmaster of horror art Kelley Jones to tell the horrifying origin of Thoth-amon-Conan's greatest adversary! In the dank alleys of a decaying city, one beggar boy conjures visions of a future where, instead of spitting on him in the streets, the rich and privileged cower in fear of his terrible power. For young Thoth, hunger and pain is a way of life, twisting his heart into believing that no wickedness is too costly if it can afford a means of escape-not even the betrayal of one's sole confidant in the wretched, unfeeling world. With art by the inimitable Jones, co-written by Busiek, responsible for the most successful relaunch of a fantasy character in comics history, and Wein, mastermind behind many of comics' most beloved modern heroes, this series finally reveals the secrets behind the dread sorcerer Thoth-amon! Cover price $4.99.
The young acolyte Thoth-amon rises quickly through the priestly ranks of Ibis as one by one his fellows fall victim to grisly deaths by an unseen hand. Bewildered and powerless to halt the carnage, one priest fears he has discovered the source of the evil encroaching upon the city, only to learn that the truth is far more horrifying than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, the citizens of Memphia are losing faith in the ability of Ibis to protect them, and rumors are spreading of a far more powerful and ancient deity-the snake-god Set. This essential piece of the Conan mythos uncovering the origin of his greatest villain is co-written by Len Wein, creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine, and Kurt Busiek, Eisner award-winning writer of the best-selling Conan ongoing series, and drawn by Kelley Jones, much-proclaimed master of horror! Cover price $4.99.
The dread power of Thoth-amon achieves devastating new heights as the young sorcerer sets in motion a plan to place the kingdom of Stygia within his serpentine grip. Having ingratiated himself to a weak-willed heir to the crown, Thoth undertakes the systematic elimination of any who would stand in the way of the fool's assent to the throne. Yet, there is one in the Order of Ibis who grows suspicious of Thoth's solicitous relations with the prince and the increasing amount of royal blood mysteriously spilt. Will this young priest discover the truth about Thoth in time to save the King, or will the snake-god Set sink its fangs into the last, best hope for peace in a war-torn land? Conan's greatest adversary matures into a mighty doer of evil in this penultimate issue of the series chronicling Thoth's origins for the first time! Cover price $4.99.
Ancient evil dawns upon the land of Stygia in this horrifying conclusion to the origin of Conan's greatest adversary, Thoth-Amon! After a lifetime of scheming plots, bloody rituals, and murderous betrayals, Thoth-Amon achieves his dark destiny as a dreaded sorcerer of the snake-god Set, and his ultimate display of power will devastate a nation and test the will of those dedicated to protecting a world lost and broken. It is the birth of a darkness beyond reckoning, and an unexpected finale to a story that has permanent ramifications for the Conan mythos! Cover price $4.99.