King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #1

King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword #1

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Toms Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 3
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First hailing Conan as a liberator after he annihilated Aquilonia's foes on the battlefield, common folk and politicians alike now rally to unseat the Cimmerian from his stolen throne. Conspirators plot to kill King Conan and take the crown for themselves, but their schemes pale in comparison to a terror waiting quietly in the wings--Thoth-Amon, an enemy who has haunted Conan his whole adult life and whose wicked aspirations dwarf those of maneuvering politicians!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Apr 24, 2012

    Truman has a wonderful collaborator in Toms Giorello, who takes Truman's script and transforms it into comic book art that is a tapestry of exotic backdrops, a striking cityscape, strange costumes, and shadowy backrooms (includes a fine double page spread). This art is not only perfect for Conan, but for just about any Robert E. Howard story. Giorello could probably deliver a stunning comic book vision of Tolkien. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Shanna VanVolt Jan 30, 2012

    But King Conan could also be a story where patience pays off. It is a bit of a slow start here with issue one. But with a little imagination from the reader to see the inks darker and Conan as participant instead of narrator, Truman and Giorello have another good mini-series brewing. The bad guy reveal at the end has a good crazy mysticism about him, and he may just be able to pull a sword out of a stone and bring this book the strength it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Jan 26, 2012

    I actually remember something that Craig Thompson said once at a signing I went to. He loved Dark Horse because they had some of the best Indie Titles on the Market, but also some of the worst licenses as well. Unfortunately, this book falls in the latter, and not the former. There are other books worth your money. Unless you're a hardcore Conan fan, I doubt there's anything here for you. Just move along and find something better; and more memorable. Read Full Review

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