The mysticism continues as Conan and Zabibi venture into the temple of Totrasmek where nothing is at it seems and danger lies around every bend, but this house of spirits isn’t the only place where the Cimmerian will face deception and illusion. Conan must use all of his wits to survive the sorcery working against him so he may receive his prize and get his revenge.
Bonus Material: The original Robert E. Howard prose story is included!”
It’s Conan time! Well the version of the Cimmerian that existed via Weird Tales Magazine (circa 1932 to 1936) brought to you by Ablaze Publishing. If you’re not familiar with this line it’s the raw uncensored version of the Robert E. Howard‘s icon and let me tell you The Man-Eaters of Zamboula delivers that in spades.
Written and illustrated by Gess we find our icon heading into the temple of Totrasmek with his shifty unclothed sidekick Zabibi. So if you’re looking for a psychedelic trip with violence in store you’re in luck because this second part does not disappoint. Story wise it’s a quick read with lots of solid line work. And granted for fans of the genre this one’s predictable but still there’s plenty to love within these pages.
I really dug the confrontation between Conan and Baal-Pteor. It’s brutal and trippy all at the same time and easily sends the narrative toward a sturdy conclusion. For me, as a fanboy, The Cimmerian: The Man-Eaters of Zamboula #2 is an easy addition to my collection but for those not already enjoying high adventure with this fabled Barbarian you may want to hold off and wait for the next volume to start.