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3/10/2014

The Colossal Conan Oversized Hardcover

All illustration are ©Dark Horse Comics under license of Conan Peoperties LLC





Mark Schults wraparound dust jacket cover 


Published in November 2013 by Dark Horse (ISBN 978-1-61655-228-2, cover price 150$), this über hardcover book (8.5 x 12.5 inches or 22 x 32 cm, more than 10 kg for 1264 pages) comes with a glossy fully illustrated dust jacket. A picture below is here for size comparison with original issue #1.





The inner covers of the book are also fully illustrated (from original comics virgin covers), as well as the second and third of cover (notice the red bookmark ribbon). The book is printed on mat quality paper, edited by Philip R. Simon and designed by Justin Couch.






After a few credits pages, there is 4 pages introduction written by Kurt Busiek exclusive to this edition and illustrated by Cary Nord sketches.





All 51 issues are presented chronologically with their virgin covers and a detailed credit page.
Script Kurt Busiek (#0-28, 32, 45-46), Fabian Nicieza (#18), Mike Mignola (#29-31) and Timothy Truman (#33-44, 47-50), art by Cary Nord (#0-7, 9-14, 16-17, 19-22, 24-25, 29-31, 33-34, 37-38, 41-42, 44), Thomas Yeates (#1,3-7, 11, 13-14), Greg Ruth (#8, 15, 23, 32, 45, 46), Tom Mandrake (#12, 14), John Severin (#18), Bruce Till (#18), Michael Kaluta (#22), Thimothy Truman (#26-27), Eric Powell (#28), Paul Lee (#35-36, 40), Raphael Kayanan (#39) and Tomás Giorello (#43, 47-50).









Timothy Truman is in charge of the 3 pages afterword, also illustrated by Cary Nord sketches.
The book doesn't features any other extra material and finishes with a virgin Cary Nord cover.




3 comments:

  1. Where I can get this jewel or buy from

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  2. Hello. I think that this book is currently out of print (OOP) on main usual retailers. And my recommandations will also depends on where you live. Have you check the dedication section of this blog ("where to buy these expensive books?" on the upper right)? My best bet however will be ebay for the time being (Dark Horse reprint many of their collected edition over time).

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