Conan & the Midnight God #1

Conan & the Midnight God #1

Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rich Harvey Jan 30, 2007

    Perhaps in the next issue, we'll see Conan's restraint gradually melt away, as he pursues his foe across the Hyborian landscape. The real challenge might be in returning to his throne, once the thrill of battle again rushes through his veins. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Feb 13, 2007

    I'm not sure who the Midnight God is yet, but if Dark Horse was looking for an alternative title for this five-issue limited series, it could have gone with Conan's Mid-Life Crisis. Yeah, sounds too goofy for the tone of the story, but it's not altogether an inaccurate description of this story. Conan should be happy. He has a wife (and queen) whom he loves, and he has a child on the way. He has conquered the land he once helped to invade as a teen, but being king doesn't seem to satisfy him. He longs to wage war, to roam the land doing battle with evil. He clearly feels trapped by his responsibilities, both regal and familial. His resentment is palpable and makes sense, but ultimately, Conan is the villain of this story, or at least one of them. He wrestles with what he sees as his true calling and with the responsibilities that most men must take on. This flawed and conflicted vision of the Cimmerian warrior is a compelling one. I look forward to see if Dysart follows up on these sam Read Full Review

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