Free Prime Conan: Book of ThothAuthor Kurt Busiek – Mariahilff.de

Writers Kurt Busiek and Len Wein, creator of Wolverine and SwampThing, team up with the grandmaster of horror art, Kelley Jones, to tell thehorrifying origin of Thoth amon Conan s greatest adversary Inthe dank alleys of a decaying city, a beggar child conjures visions of a futurewhere, instead of spitting on him in the streets, the rich and privileged cowerin fear of his terrible authority Through cunning, murderous means, heingratiates himself into a benevolent priesthood, only to turn the church andthe nation itself over to the terrible snake god, Set This essentialpiece of the Conan mythos reveals the secrets behind the dread sorcererThoth amon for the first time


10 thoughts on “Conan: Book of Thoth

  1. Johnny Andrews Johnny Andrews says:

    No, Conan, however a still intriguing and dark read full of dark magic, religion and politics A prequel to how the evil Thoth Amon became the bitter and conniving character that he is.Any fan of Conan s world should delve into this story based tale.


  2. Ben Ben says:

    Weird illustrations, but curiously fitting with the story and it definitely gave this volume a feeling of one story as a whole It was somewhat weird how different some of the characters looked from scene to scene or angle to angle, making it quite hard to tell exactly who people were without a bit of a double take Yet in other scenes, especially thesupernatural scenes, the art was quite atmospheric.The story itself has nothing to do with Conan, but is set in the same world as Conan, pres Weird illustrations, but curiously fitting with the story and it definitely gave this volume a feeling of one story as a whole It was somewhat weird how different some of the characters looked from scene to scene or angle to angle, making it quite hard to tell exactly who people were without a bit of a double take Yet in other scenes, especially thesupernatural scenes, the art was quite atmospheric.The story itself has nothing to do with Conan, but is set in the same world as Conan, presumably some time prior to his birth Instead it is the story of the rise of one of the recurring villains in the Conan stories especially the latter ones, I believe It is a fascinating tale of villainy and the descent of one man into evil At a couple of places I felt that the main character s reached crisis points and their decisions to go one way rather than another was not as well explained as they could have been Yet in others there was a great inevitability of the path which added a certain tragic aspect to the story.Definitely one of theinteresting side stories from these series that I have read


  3. Austin Austin says:

    Conan Book Of Thoth was originally published as four, 40 page comics as a spin off of the monthly Dark Horse title Kurt Busiek has written quite a few good Conan tales, but it s Len Wein who I was most excited about Most people probably know Len, if at all, because he co created the character Wolverine, but my heart lies with his first creation, Swamp Thing, and that s what made me pick this book up I figured that Len Horror, and Conan Fun, so it was a combination that I couldn t pass up Conan Book Of Thoth was originally published as four, 40 page comics as a spin off of the monthly Dark Horse title Kurt Busiek has written quite a few good Conan tales, but it s Len Wein who I was most excited about Most people probably know Len, if at all, because he co created the character Wolverine, but my heart lies with his first creation, Swamp Thing, and that s what made me pick this book up I figured that Len Horror, and Conan Fun, so it was a combination that I couldn t pass up.The story follows a street beggar by the name of Thoth, and his efforts to pull himself out of the gutter and make something of himself I could use any number of means to describe the narrative, but as with good pulp and horror, the story is as important as the mood, and this book has it in spades The colors are dark and brooding, and the art is superb by any means of measurement And, as with any good Conan story, there is magic and kings, women and gold, and action all the way through.But Len s major contribution is the pace Like a Howard story, it moves forward at it s own pace, neither fast or slow, but to match the story and it s nuances as it unfolds before us Many people have tackled this character over the years, and it is too easy to rush things, or to slow down so far as to loose the essence of the character In Len s story, everything happens only when it should, and it is in this patience that true horror the kind that grips you and stays with you can grow and develop


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  5. Ryan Haupt Ryan Haupt says:

    This barely got the 2 Start rating The writing was tedious and the art was unimpressive and inconsistent, so much so that characters ages and appearances appeared to change randomly from panel to panel I think the world of Conan may only be interesting through the context of the heavy drinking, barroom brawling, fun loving Conan.


  6. Timothy Boyd Timothy Boyd says:

    Excellent comic series Here the beginnings of the great wizard of Conan s age is told Very recommended


  7. Daniel Daniel says:

    Found this through a friend who is a fellow REH fan This is the story of Thoth Amon, the greatest and most diabolical of the Conan villains It begins with his abusive upbringing on the streets of Memphia, capitol of Stygia He lies and swindles his way into the good graces of Great Karanthes, the High Priest of Ibis, the patron deity of Memphia He discovers an ancient tome concerning the dark god Set and begins his descent into the ultimate evil Thoth turns the priests of Ibis, having those Found this through a friend who is a fellow REH fan This is the story of Thoth Amon, the greatest and most diabolical of the Conan villains It begins with his abusive upbringing on the streets of Memphia, capitol of Stygia He lies and swindles his way into the good graces of Great Karanthes, the High Priest of Ibis, the patron deity of Memphia He discovers an ancient tome concerning the dark god Set and begins his descent into the ultimate evil Thoth turns the priests of Ibis, having those too difficult slain He makes war on the surrounding lands of the Danu, and others land, plunging Stygia into chaos and reveling in the power he wields This book was very good and the art was an unusual style but interesting, Kelley has a style I haven t seen often and it seems to work well with this book Busiek writes solid here, as he always does and crafts a dark and winding story that just seems to carry the reader through it Very good effort and I was there wasof it Good Read indeed Danny


  8. M.H. M.H. says:

    Having read nothing else in the series, and knowing little to nothing about Conan, I picked this up at the library I was surprised that there was no Conan not even a cameo as far as I could tell but was evensurprised to find the story rich and engaging Busiek packs a lot in these pages and deftly humanizes a villain 4.5 stars


  9. Pete Pete says:

    For a mini series about a one time Conan villain, this was better than it had any right to be I enjoyed it a lot


  10. Γιώργος Μπελαούρης Γιώργος Μπελαούρης says:

    very nice arki love busiek s conan comics