By Roy Thomas, John Buscema and others (Dark Horse Books)
Volume 7 (issues #43 – 51) begins with shorter tales ‘Tower of Blood’, ‘Of Flame and Fiend’, and the eerily memorable ‘Last Ballad of Laza-Lanti’ before concentrating the remainder of the book (originally six issues) on a protracted and loving adaptation of ‘Kothar and the Conjurer’s Curse’, originally penned by the prolific and justifiably legendary Gardner Fox, (if anybody deserves the title of Elder God of the comic book world it must be Fox!) with the cantankerous Cimmerian once again embroiled in a war between wizards and wading through totty and gore in equal amounts.
This is classic pulp/comic action in all its unashamed exuberance and should be a guilty pleasure for old time fans and newbies of all persuasion.
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