Dark Horse Comics begins a new CONAN series with CONAN: ROAD OF KINGS. This first issue is basically an alternate conclusion to the last issue of CONAN THE CIMMERIAN. While the story here seems promising, I wasn't too crazy about Mike Hawthorne's artwork, which compared to Dark Horse's previous series, pales. Much of Conan's close-ups look like artwork you'd see on a kid's Happy Meal box. Here's hoping artist Tomas Giorello will get back on board.
The 2nd issue of Dark Horse's DETHKLOK series is simply fantastic. A hysterical plot (a sequel of sorts to one of the METALOCALYPSE TV episodes) and some great dialogue has quickly made this a must-read for me. Seriously...I LMAO through the entire issue!
As usual, DC's main BRIGHTEST DAY saga keeps the goods coming. Issue 15 features another great (and brutal) tale of the Martian Manhunter, and Issue 16 deals with Aqualad accepting his calling. Also, the Atom and the rest of the Justice League are trying to help Firestorm get his power under control when he and Jason have an argument that leads to a powersurge...and possibly the end of the universe! Although this is a bi-weekly series, the issues can't come fast enough.