Conan 0. La Leggenda
Author: Kurt Busiek, Cary Nord
Publisher: Panini spa
Per Crom! Finalmente arrivano in digitale le storie di Conan illustrate da Cary Nord (“Daredevil”) & Thomas Yeates (“Swamp Thing”), e fedelmente riadattate dall’opera di R.E. Howard a cura di Kurt Busiek (“Marvels”). In questo speciale numero zero, vi presentiamo “Conan The Legend”, storia vincitrice del premio Eisner 2004 per il miglior albo autoconclusivo. Non perdete le primissime avventure del giovane Conan!
The Neverending Hunt
Author: Paul Herman
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Prepared by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman with the assistance of Glenn Lord, this is the first new bibliography of Robert E. Howard since 1976. This massive volume contains more than twice as much information as the preceding biblio, The Last Celt. Robert E. Howard is considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery, and the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian, yet wrote successfully in numerous genres. The Neverending Hunt lists every story, poem, letter and publication in which a Howard work has appeared. It's more than you might think . . .
La canzone di Bêlit, l’ultimo atto de La Regina della Costa Nera! Veleggiando nel maledetto fiume Zarkheba alla ricerca di leggendarie ricchezze, Conan e Bêlit reclamano il tesoro da rovine infestate dai demoni, per poi scoprire che anche la fetida vegetazione vive: è il letale loto nero!
Conan il barbaro
Author: Robert E. Howard
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
Una saga immortaleGli eroi muoiono. La loro leggenda vive per sempreConan è il più conosciuto tra i personaggi creati da Howard. Barbari e guerrieri, re e paria, stregoni, creature del male e oscure divinità che si nutrono di sangue: è il terribile universo in cui si viene trascinati dalla lettura di Conan il barbaro, un universo sconvolto da drammi e da forze tanto distruttive quanto inumane, in cui si stagliano figure che diventano leggenda e mito. Dall’opera di Howard sono state tratte fortunate riduzioni cinematografiche: una, storica, è quella in cui l’eroe è interpretato da un giovane Arnold Schwarzenegger; recentissima la versione diretta da Marcus Nispel, con Jason Momoa e Rose McGowan.Da quest'opera è stato tratto il film diretto da Marcus Nispel, con Jason Momoa e Rose McGowan Robert E. Howardnacque nel 1906 in Texas e concluse la sua brevissima vita a Cross Plains, nel 1936. Dotato di una vena creativa inesauribile, scrisse non solo racconti fantasy, ma anche commedie, gialli, racconti storici e d’avventura. Accanto al ciclo di Conan, della sua vasta produzione va ricordato almeno quello di Solomon Kane (già pubblicato dalla Newton Compton).
Nifft the Lean
Author: Michael Shea
Author: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice
Publisher: Harper Collins
The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood’s blockbuster movie which was nominated for six academy awards, including best picture. From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.
Author: Kurt Busiek, Len Wein, Kelley Jones
Writer-artist-editor (and all-around comics visionary) Harvey Kurtzman teamed up with legendary artists Wally Wood, Johnny Craig, Jack Davis, Al Feldstein, John Severin, Will Elder, and Dave Berg to create these powerful stories of struggle and humanity that are considered to be among the best war stories ever told. Reprints six complete issues (24 stories), #7-12.
Author: Kyoichi Nanatsuki
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Able to defeat an enemy with a single blow, four high school students struggle to resolve the past with their future as the ultimate weapon. Program Bandersnatch has engaged, and Katsumi's power creates an unnatural winter in Tokyo, a cold hell in which no one can survive for long. Bereft of their ARMS powers, Ryo and the others strive to stop the countdown to destruction. Just as they are almost crushed by despair, a light appears in the darkness. But will this "light" be enough? From Ryoji Minagawa and Kyoichi Nanatsuki comes a world of nano-machines, cybernetic assassins, powerful telekinetic opponents, and secret organization dedicated to bringing forth the next evolution of humankind. Containing all the best elements of sci-fi, spy fiction, and conspiracy theory stories, Project Arms is about kids whose arms transform into grotesquely deformed superweapons.
The Incredible Tide
Author: Alexander Key
Publisher: Open Road Media
A castaway on a rocky island is captured by a gang of evil men He was born Conan of Orme, but Orme is no more. When nuclear war causes the oceans to swallow up the Western world, Conan escapes by chance, washing up on a craggy, desolate isle. After years of privilege, island life is a hard adjustment, but he grows strong—learning to fish, to make fire, and to befriend the birds. On moonless nights, he screams into the darkness, tortured by a loneliness he cannot overcome. One day, a ship appears on the horizon, and Conan believes himself saved. But for this young survivor, trouble is just beginning. The ship belongs to the New Order, cruel rulers who are rebuilding Earth through brute force. They send their new slave to the cutthroat city of Industria, intending to break his spirit. But Conan finds power on the island, and with it, he will remake the world.
He was known as Druss. The Deathwalker. Though the blood of merciless butchers coursed through his veins, he had found a fragile peace through his love for beautiful, mystical Rowena. Then came the day when Druss returned to their village and found everyone dead--massacred by slavers who had stolen the women to sell for gold. Rowena was among the missing. Armed with only his powerful double-bladed ax, Snaga, Druss went after Rowena. His journey would carry him from the highest thrones of power to the deepest dungeons of depravity. Along the way, he would battle savage monsters and descend into terrifying lands of black magic and demons. Yet one thing was certain. Druss would have victory . . . or death. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Clark Ashton Smith
Andre the Giant
Author: Box Brown
Publisher: First Second
Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who'd been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall. But the huge stature that made his fame also signed his death warrant. Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre's life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan, and his film co-stars (Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, etc), Brown has created in Andre the Giant, the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable figures.
This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1938 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Black Vulmea's Vengeance' is a story in the Black Vulmea series about an Irish pirate sailing the Caribbean. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The House of Life
Author: Mario Praz
Publisher: Non Pareil Books
Mario Praz (18961982) was among the great scholar/critics of the last century. His studies of iconography and seventeenth-century art remain unsurpassed and indispensable. His most famous work, The Romantic Agony, examines the themes of sexuality and morbidity that permeated so much late-eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature. But The House of Life comes as close to his autobiography as anything we are likely to encounter, and it is a quirky and magical book. In simplest terms, it is a house tour, but Praz's Roman apartment was no ordinary house it was a wunderkammer, a house of wonders, rooms replete with objects d'art and sculpture, walls hung with paintings and prints, bureaus overflowing with postcards and ephemera. And Praz is no ordinary guide; he leads you, the reader, through each room lecturing on the objects therein. What emerge are his passions, his immense erudition, his insatiable curiosity, his undeniable amiability, his infectious enthusiasm.