8 – Conan the Barbarian (By Brian Wood and Various)
I was a fan of the previous Conan series from Dark Horse until Kurt Busiek stopped writing it. After that, my interest waned. What better way to breathe new life into it by getting Brian Wood to tackle the early days of Conan? Here we see Conan’s a little more fun, more reckless, and ready for adventures. And even though horrible things keep happening, Wood shows us you can’t keep a good barbarian down.