In Recognition of Endless Wars and Those Who Profit From Them: The Savage Sword of Conan

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conan_2_1d_thumbIn recognition of endless wars (2) and imperial presidencies, executive salary bonuses, maximizing shareholder value, and banking profits, in recognition of profits made from selling weapons of mass destruction, waging war, and propagating fear, and in recognition of big oil (2, 3) and profiting from scarcity, let’s remind ourselves who actually benefits from war by taking a look at a couple of pages from one of the greatest comic book series ever created, “The Savage Sword Of Conan”.

Below you will find panels from page 29 and 30 of the August 1983 issue of The Savage Sword Of Conan #91 (click images to show full pages and enlarge):

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The story so far …

    Conan and his mercenary army have won another victory and have dispatched their fastest rider to carry the news to King Ronal of Lapis L’harr, a Corinthian city-state engaged in protracted warfare with the adjacent city-state of Razalah B’qen:










In comic books, more often than not, the good guys win. I sure hope this is also the case this time around (2, 3, 4, 5).

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Merchants and traders; the vilest men in history?

  • BuzzCoastin

    one of the effects of money technology
    is the psychological state called greed
    (no money, no greed)
    people become effected by the money/greed
    it’s clouds their judgement
    they try to fool even themselves
    while all the time simply following a programed effect of money
    which ends inevitably in war
    and so it goes

  • InfvoCuernos

    John Buscema rocked it. I concur that Savage Sword was the best comicbook around.