Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Plague King

The Plague King
by Chuck Dixon (story) and Don Perlin (art)
from Savage Sword of Conan No. 159, April 1989 

Although much of the content of the 1980s issues of Savage Sword of Conan still adhered to the increasingly tired sword-and-sorcery adventure format, there were those occasional backup stories, hidden in the final pages of each issue, that veered away from the formulaic approach and offered something a bit more imaginative. 

This short tale from the April 1989 issue of SSoC, written by Chuck Dixon and illustrated by Don Perlin, is set in the King Kull era. But its downbeat plot, suffused with gritty realism, makes it stand out as something apart from the usual frenetic sword-swinging and 'By the Gods !' exclamations........

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