Review – King Conan: Hour Of The Dragon Part 4

Writer: Timothy Truman
Artist: Tomas Giorello
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

After escaping Taracus dungeon, Conan continues to ride further away from Aquilonian, he finally reaches the border Aquilonian , He then comes across a few soldiers harassing an old woman. Conan jumps in and defends the old woman, and with a little help Conan makes quick work of the soldiers.

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The old woman introduces herself as Zelata, she is known as a witch by many, Zelata also seems to know exactly who Conan is and decides to help him. At this point we learn more about Zelata, we find out that she’s protected by the animals in the surrounding area, and that she considers them to be her children, we also find out she has to power to show people there past and future. She demonstrates this power by touching Conan’s head, In his visions Conan sees that the people of his kingdom believe that he is truly dead, and so they crown Baron Amalric of Nemedia as king. But that’s not the only thing he is shown, at the same time he sees that the wizard Xaltotun is also making a move, and he has a very powerful gem with him, a gem that Conan has seen before.

The next day Conan thanks Zelata, and promises to paid his debt to her. He then rides westward to find his commanders and generals, again at this point we see how the neighboring villages have been ravaged and burned to the ground. Conan then comes across the plantation of Servius Galaninus who is an ally, he ask’s Servius is he’s heard from Publius,Trocero, General Pallantides and Prospero. Servius informs him that they all went into hiding once they heard Conan had died, he also tells him that the people are afraid because they believe he was cursed by sorcery, Servius then tells him that all who are loyal where banished or executed, Also in Tarantia they have captured the young lady, and has locked her in the Iron Tower.

Conan realizes that young lady in the tower is none other than Zenboia, he then quickly jumps on his horse and races to Tarantia alone.

Final thoughts: This issue was mostly a setup chapter in my opinion, although we did get the introduction of a new character that looks as if she will play a big role in the next few issues, but besides that nothing special happened, the next issue looks promising.

Links: Preview BuyNow
Release Date: August 28, 2013

Story:★★★½☆ 
Art:★★★★☆ 
Dialog:★★★½☆ 
Overall:★★★★☆ 

Firefly returns to comics, Dark horse teases use a with #WheresSerenity comic and products

serenlw_animatedJoss Whedon’s beloved Firefly series and Serenity film’s lifespan may have been short-lived, but managed to produce one of the most dedicated fanbases in the history of modern science fiction. Dark Horse is proud to be able to keep Mal and his crew flying with new comics and products. Look for the hashtag #WheresSerenity over the next few months on our TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages for exclusive news on the future of the franchise at Dark Horse!

 

Sony Playstation Gamescom 2013 Press Conference Live Stream

Gamescom is here, it’s time to get our PS4 news on, check out the live stream below from the event and see what Sony has up their sleeve for this Fall season.

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Fan Expo Canada: Dark horse 2013 Schedule

This weekend, Dark Horse Comics is headed to Toronto for the second largest pop culture convention in North America – FanExpo! Stop by Booth #856 to pick up FREE giveaways—lanyards, window clings, buttons, and posters.  You can also buy copies of your favorite comics, books, and products, including an exclusive Fan Expo Canada variant cover ofHalo: Initiation (10 per person per day). All giveaways, exclusives, and items for sale are available while supplies last. 

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Signings at the Dark Horse Booth

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Friday, August 23

 

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.              THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY  

Vivek J. Tiwary (creator/writer)

                                                *FREE The Fifth Beatle print!

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.                        ORCHID  Scott Hepburn (artist)

                                                *FREE Orchid comic!

Saturday, August 24

 

11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.            BREATH OF BONES and CRIMINAL MACABRE  

Steve Niles (creator/writer) and Justin Erickson (cover artist,

Criminal Macabre)

*FREE Breath of Bones poster and Criminal Macabre: The Eyes of Frankenstein print!

 

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.              THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY  

Vivek J. Tiwary (creator/writer)

*FREE The Fifth Beatle print!

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.            MIGNOLAVERSE (HellboyB.P.R.D.Abe SapienBaltimoreWitchfinder, and more!)  Mike Mignola (creator/writer/artist)

                                                *FREE Hellboy poster, Itty Bitty Hellboy window clings, and more!

Special Event

 

Saturday, August 24

 

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.             BLOODY DISGUSTING PRESENTS: MIKE MIGNOLA

                                                Room 716

Since his first introduction in 1994, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy has gone on to achieve a status in comics typically reserved for characters created 40 years before him. Following up on the first arc ofHellboy in Hell (one of his most popular miniseries to date), an all-new Abe Sapien ongoing series, and the continuing adventures of the supporting cast of the B.P.R.D., we offer you a rare opportunity to enter one of the most intriguing minds of the industry today! Join Bloody Disgusting’s James Wright for a live interview with creator Mike Mignola, along with a chance to ask your own questions about your favorite cast of characters.

Dark Horse Announces: Monsters! & Other Stories A Graphic Novel by Gustavo Duarte!

“There are few artists with such classy and elegant style as Gustavo Duarte.”—GABRIEL BÁ (DaytripperThe Umbrella Academy)

Dark Horse continues to expand its Originals line, offering some of the most unique comic book storytelling experiences on the market today. Next up, Gustavo Duarte spins wordless tales brimming with humor, charm, and delightfully twisted horror in his American graphic novel debut Monsters! & Other Stories.

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Oversized beasts, in the short story “Monsters!,” wreak havoc on civilians and cities in the tradition of Godzilla and King Kong. In “Có!,” an alien abduction disarms a gentle farmer, and in “Birds,” two business partners run from fate, only to find themselves hopelessly unable to change the future. 

Beautiful illustration and evocative storytelling fill every page of this unforgettable collection that brings together Duarte’s works, which were previously only available in his native country of Brazil.

 “It is a joy and an honor to have my first book published in the USA by Dark Horse,” said Gustavo Duarte. “It’s really cool to have Monsters! published by the company that has produced the work of so many guys I admire, like Mike Mignola and Eric Powell, among others. I hope this is the first of many.”

 Duarte’s Monsters! & Other Stories arrives in finer comic shops everywhere on January 15, 2014, and will carry a cover price of only $12.99 for 152 beautifully illustrated pages!

Check out the exclusive first look at Monsters! & Other Stories on Comics Alliance

Call of Duty: Ghost MP Reveal Live Stream

It’s here! It’s really here! Call of Duty: Ghosts is taking off the veil and showing us the MP mode that everyone has been itching to see. Watch with us, cry with us or just shout madly for more.

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Sonic the Hedgehog a Short Fan Film by Blue Core Studios

On January 10, 2013 Blue Core Studios is a New York based film and video production company release a short fan film called “Sonic” which is based on the popular video game and character. The film has a mixture of CGI and regular standard film footage. Fans familiar with the Saturday morning cartoon TV show also name Sonic should here a familiar voice. Actor Jaleel White plays the voice of Sonic in this fan film. The best thing about this short is the CGI, the effects are stunning and could be on par with a lot full length films.

For more information on Blue Core Studios click down below.

www.bluecorestudios.com

 

Virtual Piggy Teams up with Habbo Hotel

Parental locks on mobile devices is standard for most people, you don’t want to wake up to an empty bank account while your child or anyone really, talks about how they just bought a new outfit and some hats for their character that were a steal at 50000 credits / whatever you had in your checking.

Habbo Hotel has teamed up with Virtual Piggy with the same aim to handle things on the PC side, using a parental control system that allows for multiple payment methods but also allowance levels to those users so you can rest a little easier on monetary issues in your life.

Habbo is still a thriving community for teens and virtual drama, but least they can try to look stylish while taking part in it and not have their parents hovering to see if they’ve broken the bank.

Is it still scary to just randomly let them buy things online? Sure, it’s completely mind-blowing because for many of us, in our time we browsed online, begged parents and if we were lucky, we were able to buy those items and then stood in awe of e-commerce.  The landscape is changing so its important to have features like Virtual Piggy in place so teens can become a little savvy in how these systems work with at least some safeguards.

 

Haven: The Complete Third Season Blue-Ray and DVD

HAVEN: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON

Street Date: September 3

DVD/BD SRP: $39.98/$49.98 (4-Disc Set)

Everything is about to change in the third season installment of HAVEN, the hit Syfy series from the creative team behind “The Dead Zone” and “Tru Calling” that Entertainment Weekly called “a must see show!”  Hailed by critics and fans alike (in its third season, HAVEN was the #1 original scripted cable show among adults in its Friday 10 p.m. timeslot), HAVEN: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON arrives on DVD and Blu-ray September 3 – in anticipation of the series’ Season 4 premiere on Syfy September 13.

 Based on Stephen King’s “The Colorado Kid,” HAVEN follows FBI agent Audrey Parker (Rose), who has taken up residence in the small town of Haven, Maine, a longtime refuge for people with an eclectic range of supernatural abilities.  Now a detective in the Haven police department, Audrey finds herself inexplicably linked to the mysteries of this extraordinary seaside village.  Season three of Haven picks up immediately following the events of the gripping season two finale with Audrey (Emily Rose) having been brutally kidnapped; Nathan (Lucas Bryant) warned against pursuing a romantic relationship with Audrey; and Duke (Eric Balfour) seemingly engaged in a fight to the death with Nathan after he discovers his family lineage is to kill Haven citizens with troubles.  Episodes include “301”, “Stay,” “The Farmer”, “Over My Head”, “Double Jeopardy”, and the season three cliffhanger finale, “Thanks for the Memories”.

CAST/GUEST STARS148

  • Emily Rose (“ER”, “Brothers and Sisters”, “Jericho”)
  • Eric Balfour (Skyline, “24”, “Six Feet Under”)
  • Lucas Bryant (The Vow, “M.V.P.”)
  • Aaron Copeland (WWE Superstar Edge)
  • Guest Star Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”)
  • Guest Star Claudia Black (“Farscape”, “Stargate SG1”)
  • Guest Star Nolan North (“Uncharted” game series)

BONUS FEATURES

  •  The Haunting Truth About Haven: A Documentary
  •  “Escape to Haven” Webisode Series
  •  Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  •  Six Audio Commentaries with the Writers
  • Interviews with the Cast and Guest Stars
  • Haven Panel from New York Comic Con
  • Behind-the-Scenes footage
  • Blooper Reel
  • Exclusive 16-page comic

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Type: DVD/BD

Catalog #:  (DVD) EOE-DV-7285 / (BD) EOE-BD-7286

Running Time: 572 minutes + extras

Genre:  TV/Sci-Fi

Aspect Ratio: DVD: 16×9 (1.78:1)/BD: 1080p High Def 1.78:1

Audio: DVD: 5.1 Dolby Digital/BD: DTS-HD Master Audio/Both: English SDH Subtitles

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