The Chronicles of Conan
The Curse of the Golden Skull and Other Stories

Author: Roy Thomas
Artists: Various
Titan Books
RRP: £12.99
ISBN 1 84023 983 2
Available 22 April 2005

The sixth collection of Conan's classic comic-strip adventures finds the barbarian pitching the steel of his sword against the spells and curses of an ancient evil. Can muscle, metal and sinew defeat ethereal incantations?...

The Curse of the Golden Skull and Other Stories will offer few surprises for fans of the series. It's exactly as you've come to expect - engaging stories and magnificent art work.

The art work is something I wanted to dwell on for a moment. It's interesting to see, despite several artists working on this collection, that the illustrations are very similar. It's very difficult to see where one artist leaves off and another takes up the tale. And this adds something to the collection. It's great to see that the artists, unlike a lot of today's illustrators, are not desperately trying to put their own stamp on their segment of the stories - that each writer's first responsibility is to the retelling of the tale.

And what a great collection of barbaric tales we have too. Although, as I've said before The Chronicles of Conan will not be to everyone's taste.

Pete Boomer

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