Thomas is really bad about following a story with something very similar but not exactly alike. This issue Conan has to rescue a girl from a tower, a tower where there’s something mysterious going on. Thomas doesn’t come up with anything awesome like a flying elephant from outer space, just a giant bat. Sure, it’s supposed to be a god….
In the little background Thomas gives though, he’s able to make the giant bat god work. It seems like some prehistoric beast, now revered by a cult. It works.
Buscema’s back on the inks and it shows. Windsor-Smith has some fantastic panels here. Still can’t figure out his oddly rectangular eyes though. And the splash page has some weak horns on Conan’s helmet. I thought he was wearing goggles.
The pacing is good–there’s a first act, then a second, finally a one page third. It’s a fine read.
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