Chronicles of Conan Vol. 18: Isle of the Dead and Other Stories
Taking over writing duties on Conan the Barbarian in the early 1980s, Bruce Jones brought his humor and horror sensibilities as well as his knack for telling great short stories to the title, invigorating John Buscema, who returned to work on the series with Conan #136. In The Chronicles of Conan: Isle of the Dead and Other Stories, these two comicbook titans lead Conan on a thrilling tour of Hyboria from the monsterinfested Bossonian Marshes to the hideous slave markets of Belthem as Conan encounters strange, supernatural foes, beguiling women, and overconfident rulers. Stories like "The River of Death," "Titan's Gambit," and the two-part "Spider Isle" adventure are meticulously restored and recolored, and Jones and Buscema are joined by such talents as Ernie Chan, Mark Silvestri, Val Mayerik, Alfredo Alcala, and others. This volume collects Conan the Barbarian issues #135 to #142, including all original series covers.