Conan The Cimmerian Issue #17
In part 2 of the three-issue Free Companions arc, Conan rebels against Princess Yasmela, his former lover, and seeks to infiltrate the dungeons of Koth with a small band of handpicked mercenaries. Taking place right after Robert E. Howard's "Black Colossus" tale and setting up events that will lead directly into Dark Horse's next Howard adaptation, Free Companions finds Conan launching an impulsive precision mission to free Yasmela's captured brother, the true leader of Khoraja, who is a prisoner in Koth—a rescue operation that's either inspired and necessary or extremely foolhardy! Will betrayal lead Conan into a rage-filled suicide mission?
"Tim Truman gets right to the heart of the character to what makes him tick. In addition, Tomás Giorello's artwork absolutely nails Conan…The colors by José Villarrubia give an added weight of emotion and realism to the story." —Mania.com