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Conan the Barbarian #13 Review

Conan the Barbarian #13 Review

Conan and Belit attempt to deal with the last arcs fallout.

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Conan the Barbarian #12 Review

Conan the Barbarian #12 Review

Brian Wood wraps up his 3 part “The Death” story line leaving a sketchy future for the lovers and stars of the book.

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Favorite Comic Book Covers of 2012

Favorite Comic Book Covers of 2012

Our Favorite Comic Book Covers of 2012 can be from an ongoing, limited series, annual, graphic novel, or whatever – if it was on the cover of a comic book, it’s fair game.

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Favorite Independent Comic Books of 2012

Favorite Indie Comic Books of 2012

Our Favorite Independent Comic Books of 2012 can be an ongoing, limited series, graphic novel or whatever – if it wasn’t Marvel or DC in 2012, it’s fair game.

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Conan the Barbarian #11 Review

  • December 13, 2012 3:09 pm
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Conan #11 Review

The Death part two story continues what could possibly lead into one of Conan’s biggest moments.

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Conan #10 Review

  • December 7, 2012 11:50 pm
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Conan #10 Review

The plague of Death arrives on the Tigress ship. Conan and Belit might be in trouble.

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Conan The Barbarian #1 Review

  • February 9, 2012 1:45 am
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Conan The Barbarian #1

Dark Horse’s Conan the Barbarian series gets a new creative team and takes on one of Robert E. Howard’s greatest, Queen of the Black Coast. Lucky for us, the book is in excellent hands.

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Conan Vs. Bane [Fantasy Battle Tournament]

Stepping into the ring today is the barbarian warrior who ruled with steel and courage versus the man who broke the bat. The fans have been polled. Their votes have been recorded. Let the battle begin.

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Conan the Barbarian Movie Review

  • August 24, 2011 11:54 pm
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In a brutal land of swords and sorcery, a young boy named Conan watches as his village is destroyed by a ruthless warlord on the path to world domination.  Vowing revenge, Conan travels the world, becoming a master of combat.  Eventually stumbling onto his enemies’ plans, which involve sacrificing a beautiful priestess in the quest of absolute power, Conan wreaks a devastating path of retribution on the way to his destiny.

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Cover of the Week: March 2 & February 23, 2011

  • March 2, 2011 12:05 pm
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Every week I pick my favorite cover from all the comic books that came out during the week…today’s pick goes to Conan: Road Of Kings #3 by Doug Wheatley.

Isn’t Conan awesome?

A master of combat, traveling the world, seeing fantasy wonders and mixing it up with the likes of wizards, monsters, and of course constantly surrounded around beautiful women…he’s the ancient version of a rock star. And since Dark Horse Comics began their take on him in 2003 they have been knocking it out of the park (Kurt Busiek’s run being my favorite). This cover in particular is a great example of how well the publisher and artist understand the character. Everything you need to know about Conan is right there; staring boldly into the face of some terrifying monster, the odds of coming out alive surely impossible, the scantily clad clothed beautiful woman protected and holding on for dear life (and the angle just happens to give us a full shot of her), skulls scattered on the floor ocean floor with an amazing attention to detail on the creature and ocean giving the image it’s final touch, it’s as great as you would expect of a Conan cover – harkening back to the classics before it.

Conan’s presence in comics goes back far enough that he can get lost in everything else coming out but this week the cover to Conan: Road of Kings #3 stuck out, reminding me again of what a great character he is. And I’m not sure it was done intentionally or not but this cover reminded me of another one I had to hunt down, The Savage Sword of Conan #26 by none other than Jim Starlin.

Other Honorable Mentions (click title to see cover):

First Wave #6, Darkwing Duck Annual #1, Heroes for Hire #4

February 23, 2011

Missed last week due to being busy but the pick of the week was Gotham City Sirens #20 by Guillem March.

This might be one of the creepiest Joker looks I’ve ever seen. Good lord Guillem March, what is wrong with you?

(that was a compliment by the way)

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Conan the Cimmerian #22 Review

  • July 15, 2010 9:58 pm
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Conan the Cimmerian #22

Conan the Cimmerian is a perfect comic book. I am bias of course. The fact that Conan is my favorite character of all time or that I own every Conan comic ever made has nothing to do with my bold all encompassing statement. It’s just the simple truth. Today I will be reviewing Conan the Cimmerian #22. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.

So let’s talk about the book. It was awesome. After the events of the last few issues with the slaying of Conan’s Free Companion army, Conan is the last one left alive and fleeing for his life. Before he finds freedom, he runs into the Shah of the army that decimated his. In true Conan fashion, he has a meaningful conversation with the man using multi-syllable words and deep insights into life. (That’s sarcasm, folks. He hacks the guy to pieces with cruel viciousness and relentless fury. Blood and guts everywhere. This is Conan, people, not Gandhi.) He then flees the scene with the woman that was running from the Shah. They sail out in a small boat that Conan rows all night to an island that was cursed by the gods. As they are searching the island for food, they notice a ship in the distance. Pirates have come. And that’s the book.

So let’s talk opinions. This book was great. It is written in the typical, classic Conan style. Lots of narration. Lots of panels. No splash pages. Great story. Great art. You actually have to READ this book instead of looking at the pictures. Lots of action and story progression. A great back-story in the first few pages of the book. Did I mention the superbly detailed art? This art is so consistent to past Conan art that it reminds me of the old Windsor Smith work. If you like Conan and you’re not reading this book, you’re missing out on a gem. If you like action fantasy books in general, this is the best one out there. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.

A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING

Pros Cons
As always, an awesome story. Beautiful art typical of Conan books. none. For any Conan fan, this book had everything.
Rating
100%
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