I'm far from a Robert E. Howard expert, and have had very little exposure to the world of Kull over the years, but this book (which was a recent dollar bin find) completely blew me away. This 48 page epic begins with a bang, as Kull asserts himself against some thieves. For the rest of the issue, he wears a heavy crown as diplomatic problems are not dispatched so easily. Ultimately, he arranges for a politically advantageous wedding, but things do not go according to plan. In the end, Kull convinces his two political rival to join him in an exciting werewolf hunt. Doug Moench's writing is efficient and strong, and John Bolton's artwork is nothing short of gorgeous. His work reminds me of Gray Morrow. This is top notch stuff all around; a superb standalone book that has me searching for the first issue.