What were your feelings about Diana’s memory loss?
I would guess it was a way to weaken Diana, to add to Conan’s sympathy, but even with her memory intact, she would still remind Conan of Yanna. I did like the spot of mud on her forehead that look oddly like a star.
Are you familiar with Conan in other media? What are your thoughts about him here?
Other than the two movies, not really. I am curious to see how other writers handle him. Also, Red Sonja is part of his universe and Arnold has a spot in her movie. I did like the throwaway line, “you remind me of a red head i know; she doesn’t listen either”.
Did you enjoy this team-up? Would you like to see more?
I did like this team up, even if it did have that “guest starring Wonder Woman” feel. As to more, maybe Echo Conan, tho my head canon has him as just some regular guy who is surprisingly buff with long hair.
Were the Corvidae interesting villains?
To some extent, meh, as they were about slaughter for the sake of slaughter. And they were degenerate gamblers, which i kind of liked. And true to villain form, they had to expose their plan, telling Diana it was they that took her memory, forcing her and Conan to the same spot so they can bet on their fight. Which, true to form, did not work out for the Corvidae.
I liked in the Final Battle, when Conan exploited them to save the town by asking for a fight with “no blades” and then using the lasso to defeat his opponent. Which was totally fair in my book.
I am surprised the shark did not heed Diana, but the horse did. Is the shark not a beast, albeit of the sea? There are a few unity with the beast moments in the 77 show that i am eager for this book club to see should we ever watchalong said show.
I liked how Conan referred to bearing the truth all day all the time as cumbersome, I liked that the welcher had a change of heart even tho he sort of tricked Conan into saving him. But i liked more his sort of revenge on the slaver, revealing that he was also a cutpurse.
The art was, to understate it, very shiny. The story moved well, so i think i might have to add Gail Simone to my watchlist.
Pardon my butchery: “for the love of all Bana-Mighdall, don’t be so Amazonian”.