havnt seen a Conan thread here yet, thought id start one for general discussion about the Dark Horse Conan comics.
To start off, i would like to pose a question about Kurt Busiek's Conan. This was going great guns (though i wasnt a reader at the time ive caught up via Back issues). The general idea seemed to be to craft a definitive Conan tale linking in between all the Howard Conan stories, but this was left only part complete. Why did he leave the title? My thoughts :
1) Dark Horse decided that this would limit their ability to keep milking the character once this "definitive" Conan life story was finished, which wouldnt have taken more than 150 issues probably, and told Busiek, so he quit (just a guess)
2) Busiek got bored partway through and decided to leave to work on other things.
3) Sales dropped so Dark Horse decided to reboot (though why sales would drop is a mystery as this run was awesome)
4) I had other ideas but theyve gone for the moment.
Can anyone clarify? Also, what are other peoples thoughts on Busieks run, Tim Truman's run and even the latest Roy Thomas run?