Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Roge Antonio
Colors by: Erick Arciniega
Letters by: Travis Lanham
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After fulfilling his destiny of ruling another kingdom, Conan will discover that his real destiny might be to take to the stars.
After fighting for years at the sides of wizards and heroes, Conan the Barbarian has settled into an uneasy peace with Doom and a kingdom of his own. When Morgan Le Fay goes to Conan in an attempt to escape from Doom, he kills her but not before she curses him to live with her in his head until the sun burns the Earth beneath his feet.
Seeing the changes in the planet and after encountering a dying member of the Nova Corps with information to deliver, Conan embarks on what might be his final quest in a bid to get rid of the curse and embark on a new adventure.
I really liked the way this story played out. Duggan injects the story with the right amount of tension, drama, and humor to make it both engaging to fans of Conan but entertaining as well. People have a tendency to forget that for all the Cimmerian bravado, Conan is a sublimely clever and cunning man. The way he plans and schemes in this issue is both funny and intriguing and the final scenes of this issue are sublime.
What makes the issue even more entertaining is the art from Roge Antonio. It is both brutal and beautiful in how the panels and action are laid out. There is so much dramatic tension from just shots of Conan walking and that complements the plot.
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