([identity profile] wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2009-05-20 11:46 am

Children of Cimmerians

So Conan the Barbarian really gets around.  Almost every issue of his adventures there's a new bikini-clad babe for him to score with, walk off into the sunset with, and then ditch in time for the next issue.  But with all this action, there's a suspicious lack of Conan Juniors running around.  Savage Sword of Conan #29 supplies a definitive answer to the all-important question: is Conan shooting blanks?

This is a rather rare issue of Conan, in that it's told from the perspective of a woman.

Our narrator is a priestess at a nunnery, the boss, apparently; her daughter is brought before he by the other nuns, accused of having been caught making time with some dude.  They demand that she be punished.

So mom tells her story.  Twenty years earlier, they let some evil wizard stay in the nunnery, since it was a bad night out and they're in the middle of nowhere.  The evil wizard decided to abduct her away for some raping, and takes her to his castle.  He leaves her tied up on the bed, and, since she has magic powers (apparently not enough to free herself), she astrally projects herself away in search of some warrior to save her.  Of course, Conan is in the general vicinity.

She dismisses Conan's nitpicking of the plot, says it isn't a trick, and that she is, in fact, as hot as she looks in her astral projection (Conan's not interested in rescuing some old hag who's just pretending to be hot).

So Conan rescues her (and, again, somewhat unusually for a Conan story, witchy-woman is an integral part of her own rescue; the wizard would have killed him a number of times if not for her spell-casting or distractions).

So Connie Jr. learns the moral of the story: always run off with strange men you barely know.

The end.

[identity profile] 2009-05-20 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm just glad that Connie Jr.'s studmuffin didn't end up being her dad.

[identity profile] 2009-05-20 01:02 pm (UTC)(link)

Unfeasible. By the time she reached maturity, Conan would have been King of Aquilonia. And although marrying Zenobia didn't stop him from having extracirricular activities, he wasn't some random wanderer like this guy anymore.

[identity profile] 2009-05-20 04:35 pm (UTC)(link)

No, nothing would stop anyone from writing it that way. However, it would have worked jarringly with the theme of "living one's life without regrets". Given that theme, one must conclude that anyone who went into this with an expectation that the girl's beau would turn out to be her father ... really wanted to see that happen, their protests to the contrary.

[identity profile] 2009-05-20 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Meee toooo.