Most creators would probably consider a con to be successful if they had one big project announced. This weekend at NYCC, Fred Van Lente, who's already had a big year with G.I. Joe, Brain Boy and Archer &Armstrong, managed to land himself two. Not only will he be part of Dynamite's Gold Key relaunch as the writer of Magnus: Robot Fighter, he'll also be taking over Dark Horse's Conan the Barbarian at #26.
I sat down with Van Lente at NYCC's Artist's Alley to find out more about these projects, as well as why G.I. Joe #3 is the best single issue of the year -- and why he's leaving that book after #11.
Brian Wood's scripting the latest relaunch of Robert E. Howard's Conan character, this time in a series called Conan the Barbarian. The DMZ and The Massive writer is using Howard's short story "Queen of the Black Coast" as a springboard for new stories featuring the barbarian. Wood's telling a classic
There are several few cool shots from The Amazing Spider-Man movie that hone in on the Webslinger's acrobatic feats in slow motion, but Conan O'Brien has come up with an even better use of the technology to showcase Spidey's less... superheroic... feats. Inspired by the use of high-def slow-mo capturing cameras at the 2012 London Olympics, Conan put
Though it may share a title with this past summer's critically-panned flop, Dark Horse Comics' new Conan the Barbarian comic series looks to be anything but. Brian Wood (DMZ, Northlanders) and artist Becky Cloonan (Demo, Pixu) are teaming to adapt Conan creator Robert E. Howard'
Relaunching comic books with new #1 issues and alternate takes on familiar characters is nothing new in the world of super-hero comics, with the upcoming DC Comics relaunch as the latest and greatest example. Rebooting without the baggage of old stories can add new life to characters -- or c
Here's the thing about making a movie about Conan the Barbarian: his creator, Robert E. Howard, is such a definitive creator in the sword & sorcery genre that he's influenced and been imitated in countless stories. As a res
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