Conan the Barbarian #13

Conan the Barbarian #13

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Mirko Colak Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10
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Conan and Bêlit find themselves enemies when they become involved in a military conflict in Shem! Left behind on the Tigress as Bêlit visits home, Conan follows, determined to prove he can survive the desert. When events spin beyond his control, the Cimmerian is drafted into an army storming a Shemite fortress—with Bêlit defending the ramparts!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Feb 20, 2013

    If Dark Horse is smart, they will already have Mirko Colak signed up for something else. I hope it is more Conan. Because talent like this deserves more than just two issues. And readers like us deserve this level of talent. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Feb 26, 2013

    Realism over fantasy dominates in Wood's Conan the Barbarian, and the barbarian has never been been better portrayed because of this. Here's to hundreds of issues of Conan the Barbarian under Wood's direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Hamilton Ortiz Feb 20, 2013

    I am pretty excited about the new arc as Brian Wood continues to deliver issue after issue on Conan. 13 issues in and I continue to enjoy every bit of it as I did the first issue. If you've already been on the Conan bandwagon then its pretty easy to get excited with whats to possibly come and for new readers issue 13 is probably not as exciting as to old readers but a great jumping on point with enough to draw you in. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Feb 21, 2013

    Conan the Barbarian #13 leaves readers with cliffhanger that begs plenty of questions. The Woman on the Wall is off to a great start and longtime fans of the character are sure to get a kick out of what is a solid entry into a series that deserves far more attention than it has received. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Feb 12, 2013

    If you saw the Conan movie last year and it piqued your curiosity or if you have always had an interest in the character then check out this issue, just be aware that there is not a lot of action to be had. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Jo Lewis Feb 18, 2013

    Scan the shelves at your local store for this series because by Crom it's good. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Feb 20, 2013

    It should also be noted that this is Dark Horse's 100th Conan book, but there is no renumbering or distracting celebration -- and interesting occurrence in our current comic market. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Jose Camacho Feb 20, 2013

    If this is a sign of what's to come in Conan's ongoing series, readers are in for a treat. Although there is a lot of room for improvement, this new arc is showing potential. Brian Wood continues to breathe life into this series. He gives depth to his characters, even to a hulking Cimmerian. Also, he continues to develop unique conflicts to keep the masses entertained. Dave Stewart deserves a golden star for this issue since he played a big part in saving this issue. His colors remain consistent and engaging. Mirko Colak is a welcome addition to a very talented art roster. His stylised approach will standout when compared to other artists' recent runs. It will be interesting to see how Colak deals with the various settings and peoples of Conan's world. This issue might not add many readers, but it will not lose any either. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Feb 20, 2013

    While the issue was a little long-winded, with an overabundance of narrative and some questionable character design, Wood and Colak are still heading in the right direction. This is a good jumping on point for someone looking to grab single issues. However, I’d suggest grabbing the Queen of the Black Coast trade if you’re looking to find a reason to like Conan himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Kenneth Bowden Feb 24, 2013

    This issue is a great jump on point for old fans new to the current series and new Conan readers alike. Also despite my reservations for “Conan-in-love”, he is the most dangerous when shit gets personal and being abducted to fight against his own woman is not going to sit well with Conan for too long. Even with said minor gripes I am definitely looking forward to see how this goes down when it all comes to a head so I’ll be reading. Read Full Review

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