Conan the Barbarian #23

Conan the Barbarian #23

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

On the poisonous banks of the cursed river Zarkheba, the crew of the Tigress is driven to madness by an ancient and unspeakable horror. Now-beyond all hope and reason-their only chance for salvation may rest along the edge of Conan's blade!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Dec 17, 2013

    When you turn to the last page, and your eye hovers on the last panel as you pause to take in the comic you just read then the team has done their job and done it well. Theres not much more you can say about this issue aside from, whoa. It was a fantastic issue from top to bottom and the next issue cant come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Dec 18, 2013

    Don't forget, folks, this run by Brian Wood is almost over. You really can't afford to miss these events. This has been one of my favorite ongoing series for two years now. If you haven't had a chance to jump in yet, you're really missing out. No lie, you need to get online and add every single issue of this book to your cart as soon as you can. What the hell are you waiting for? Stop screwing around and make the best comic book purchase of your life. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Dec 18, 2013

    I found Conan the Barbarian #23 to be an extremely enjoyable, clever book that resonates on both an emotional, as well as a visceral, adrenaline fuelled level. This isn't just another book for Conan fans. This is a book that all comic book fans should be checking out. Go on, pick up a copy, you don't know what you're missing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 18, 2013

    Conan the Barbarian #23 is an outing that, I imagine, would make Robert E. Howard proud. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Dec 17, 2013

    This just feels like wrapping up loose ends rather than a climax. It's a good issue. It's well done. But I'll be glad when Wood's run is finished and we can move on to something cooler. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 16, 2013

    Overall, it just doesn't feel like this issue of Conan The Barbarian justified its own existence. So much of the comic feels like padding, or various scenes the Wood felt had to happen but couldn't fit in anywhere else. The creepy atmosphere is gone, and replaced with a very stumbling and uncertain pace not helped by stating the nature of the abandoned series and monsters right at the start of the issue, as well as the artwork seriously undercutting any sense of gore or threat that could've been wrung out of the horror concepts on display. Maybe, if these ideas were being used for a more gorey, rock'em-sock'em fun style story, they would've worked, but in the slow build horror approach here, Conan The Barbarian 23 just doesn't have the artistic talent to make its concepts work; not recommended. Read Full Review

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