This issue acts as about as good an introduction to the character of Conan that one could expect, though I must confess I entered this issue hoping to discover the elusive quality that has earned this character his impressive fan base, and I left the issue disappointed that I didn't find it. I mean as far as hack and slash fantasy goes, Conan makes for an enjoyable reading experience, as there is some thing refreshing about a character who will freely end the life of someone that the book clearly displays as a lecherous creep. I also had to smile at Conan's comments at the dining table where he basically insults his host, by saying he is so ugly that he was spoiling his appetite. There's also a nice little scene where we see Conan is still young enough that he believes the fables that he was told when he was younger about a magical land in the north where its people are gifted with immortality, and we get enough hints that we know the lands that Conan seeks is not the paradise that he' Read Full Review
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