Artist Becky Cloonan rejoins Brian Wood for a new story arc! Hearing of an impostor committing atrocities in his name, Conan returns to Cimmeria to confront the scoundrel. In the frozen North of Conan’s birth, it is now Bêlit who is out of her element!

* New arc! Great jumping-on point!

* From the powerhouse team of Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan!

“[Becky Cloonan’s artistic] voice is not a typically feminine lilt, but a frost-bitten, guttural snarl . . . she now draws with ferocious energy and incredible detail.” —

Bêlit in Cimmeria!

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Becky Cloonan
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale

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  1. Two issues of Cloonan art in one week, alright!!

  2. I am glad Becky Cloonan is back. Turns this back into a 5 star book again.

  3. Looking forward to reading this later on today the most. Even more than Batman…….

  4. I was surprised how much I love Harren. If Cloonan needs to alternate arcs I see no-one better to fill in.

  5. I seriously hated the previous arc in this – the character that Wood is writing is simply not Conan. Conan is not a skinny emo dude who pines away for some Goth chick. Conan does not have the ridiculous interior monologue like Wood writes – I was laughing while reading it, which, if that is Wood’s intention, it’s working.

    I don’t think that is Wood’s intention.

    I don’t mind the art, but I am not blown away by it.

    The recent Roy Thomas Conan series have been far superior, IMO. Dropped this series, regretfully, until Wood is off it. Just does nothing for me.

    • “No comic is for everybody, and shouldn’t be.” That’s the reality & the beauty of it. There are many other takes on Conan you can drop cash on. Me, I’ve never been interested in Conan, try as I might, until this version. And maybe it’s just us bringing different things to the table – but “emo” & “goth” seem a little simplistic here, right? Also, I don’t think that’s Conan’s internal monologue, as much as it’s a prosaic narrator (actually very separate from Conan himself), riffing more on the source material.

    • This is the first Conan comic I’ve ever read, but the character doesn’t seem that far off from Robert E. Howard’s Conan. Have you even read Howard? He was a pretty gloomy dude, and Conan was a “brooding” character. As far as the narrator (not monologue, as the guy above pointed out) to me it seems like Wood is going out of his way to write in the style of old school sword and sorcery. So maybe this comic is different from other Conan comics, I wouldn’t know, but if it is, then it’s the other comics that must not have been very true to the original character.

    • There are essentially two different Conans. There’s the original Conan as written in Howard’s stories from the pulp magazines of the 1930’s. And then there’s the post- Frazetta Conan from the paperback reprint covers, the Marvel comics, and the Schwarzenegger films. Most people know the second Conan and haven’t read the author’s original conception of the character. That’s cool with me, but there’s a lot more to Conan than a bodybuilder physique with half naked chicks hanging off of him while he’s cutting the head off of a giant snake. If you go back to Howard’s original stories and in particular this story ‘The Queen of the Black Coast,’ it’s easy to see where Wood & Cloonan’s interpretation comes from. And no, it’s not the popularly known vision of Conan from the movies, etc. But alot of folks, including me, are digging this other version of Conan. I think it’s the mark of a great character that he can survive different interpretations over time. Fortunately there are other current Conan comics to enjoy if this isn’t for you.

  6. I liked this more than Batman #12 this week. Probably because I prefer Cloonan to ink her own pencils. Anyway, every issue of this has been great so far. This is one of the series that makes me happy that I read comics.

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