A pretty enjoyable chapter in Conan's early adventures as this issue nicely established the idea that he's far too trusting when it comes to his dealings with others, as even the most novice of readers had to see that moment coming. The issue also manages to nicely present the idea that at this stage of career Conan is very much lead by his emotions rather than his head, as he's driven by a desire to visit a fantasy realm than sounds too good to possibly be true, and one has to love the idea that in the middle of a heated battle when he should be paying attention to his rather precarious situation instead he's far to invested in lashing out verbally at the people who betrayed him. I also like watching him take these early first steps, with the little moments like his flash of pride as he picks up the trail of the people they're following being a solid presentation of the idea that his store of knowledge isn't all that expansive at this stage of the game. The issue offers up a moment wh Read Full Review
So, whether you're a long-time Conan enthusiast, a total newbie, or have a previously established disinterest in the character (like me,) this title is worth checking out. The craftsmanship of both the writing and the art is impressive. Conan is presented in a manner that is true to Howard's vision, yet fresh and vital. I recommend this issue. Read Full Review
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