the frying pan of the arena, Conan and Yanna are forced to fight one another in
the arena. It’s kill or be killed, as survival instincts take over, overriding
the friendship they knew as children. But every frying pan has its fire,
resulting in their enslavement aboard a pirate vessel bound for the waters off
Zingara. And a woman aboard a ship is no small thing to superstitious sailors.
are ample call backs for fans of either franchise, Cimmerian or super-hero. And
answers begin to come, cloudy though they may be. Fitting, given Yanna’s amnesia
that prevents her from realizing her true self. More and more, I see this as a
Conan story, with Wonder Woman as a guest. But were it the other way around, I
am uncertain how one might pull it off. It’s not as if Conan could visit Wonder
Woman on Themyscira, or at the JLA Watchtower.
and Ryan make an excellent team, either on a traditional super-hero book or on
a fantasy title such as Conan. Wendy Broom’s colors help significantly,
conveying setting and mood without obscuring the rendering or inking. The
artwork is a perfect blend all three should be proud of.
doubt next issue will bring additional answers and explanations. Rather than
waste a lot of energy trying to figure out why from the start, it’s easy to
simply trust that all will be revealed in due time, but for now, it’s fun to
just sit back and enjoy the ride.