I'd originally considered several different -- and elaborate -- posts to mark April Fool's Day, including "How Dragonlance Fixed Everything," but, humorless Puritan that I am, I couldn't bring myself to write any of them. Besides, the last thing I need is to post something in jest and have even one person misconstrue it. I get enough of that without even trying.
So, instead, I'm posting four pages from issue 18 of Dark Horse's Conan comic series. Like its Marvel predecessors, I have some issues with the series' portrayal of Conan and the Hyborian Age in general, but there's nevertheless much good to be found in its pages. One such example is a short piece written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Bruce Timm. It's a nice reminder of Conan's "gigantic mirth," an aspect of his character often downplayed or overlooked in many treatments of the Cimmerian.