Review by: jasonhart

What did the
community think?

Avg Rating: 4.5
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Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Becky Cloonan
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Cover Artist: Massimo Carnevale

Size: 32 pages
Price: 3.50

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Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Dammit again. Anybody know how to get paragraph returns to show up in these things when they publish? Is it a “” coding thing?

  2. No offense, but your review for a book that you rate as 4 out of 5 stars and as being 100% on board for, is very heavy on what not to like, and noticeably thin on positives. Why should I want to read this book? Just curious! Thanks!

  3. No offense taken; I understand. Yeah, reading it back now, I can see that impression.

    Those things didn’t derail the story for me, they just made it feel less than perfect. Issue #1 felt perfect. In this issue, the characters are still incredibly strong, interesting & compelling. It’s a more action-based issue (hence my comment on there being less of an emotional connection), but it does feel necessary to the overall story.

    The writing is more prosaic than I’m used to from Wood, & it really works here. Not too melodramatic, but poetic in a way that makes this Conan feel new. And the artwork is still gorgeous overall. Cloonan’s linework & Stewart’s colors set a moodiness to a young Conan that is really interesting & feels fresh.

    After reading Wood’s intentions for the series in a short manifesto at the end of issue #1, where he describes the story as being the relationship between Belit & Conan, & their years spent together (& based on Wood’s track record for exceptional writing), that’s why I can say I am 100% on-board with the series, despite what I see as a few minor hiccups in this issue.

  4. Excellent follow up! Thanks for the added clarity – I’ve always liked Conan as a character so I think that I’ll check this out! Thanks again!

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