As we count down to Kurt Busiek's departure from CONAN in a couple of months, the barbarian in question drinks himself into a stupor at a Zamora tavern, buying drinks for everyone in sight and regaling them with tales conquest -- both in and out of the bedroom. We get to see the offending breasts in a couple of panels in a flashback, but it's nowhere near the wild bedroom romp you might think based on the controversy. Unfortunately, this particular yarn lands Conan in trouble with his current wench, Jiara, who storms off and plots revenge. All the while, the other thieves grow tired of Conan's braggadocio and the ire he's raised among the town's law enforcement. It's not easy to be a thief when the magistrate wants to kill the one that nailed his horny wife in her secluded tower. Between fellow thieves plotting against him, an angry girlfriend, and an angry husband, what's an amoral, larcenous, lecherous barbarian to do?
CONAN has rarely wanted for quality, both narratively and visually. Kurt Busiek has remained faithful to the spirit of Conan-creator Robert E. Howard throughout his two years on the title, and his art team has only complemented his vision. In a market dominated by superheroes, Conan stands out as a mature, long-form fantasy comic. After Mike Mignola fills in for a couple of issue, Tim Truman assumes writing duties. Busiek, set the bar high, so we wish both of them the best.Questions? Comments? Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org.