Monday, October 18, 2010

Today: Conan vs. indoor plumbing.

From Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #215, "Death Pit" Written (and plot) by Charles Santino, pencils (and plot) by Val Semeiks, inks by Alfredo Alcala. On a little desert excursion, Conan heads for a well-known oasis called the Well of Aqaba; only to find it's been overrun by the Turanian empire. To control the area, the Turanians built a huge underground wheel, to block the water and control the oasis. An engineering marvel, except it only works because of the hordes of slaves forced to push it all day. The Turanians try to enslave Conan, with typical results:

Conan fights his way to freedom, and destroys the hell out of the Wheel of Tears for good measure; ensuring people of the Hyperborean Age would continue doing their business outside. And Mighty Agrippa wept...

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