Conan #49

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 20, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

In this penultimate chapter of Timothy Truman and Tomas Giorello's epic adaptation of the Robert E. Howard fragment "The Hand of Nergal" Conan must fight for his very life against a foe unlike any other. But how do you kill an enemy that's already dead?

The only hope for Conan and his comrades is to destroy the gateway to the demonic underworld and stop the spawn of the evil god Nergal before it's too late!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luis Pagan Apr 5, 2008

    Enter "Damsel in Distress" Princess Ereshka, whose injured but unbroken body is found by the also injured but unbroken hands of Conan on the battlefield of the fallen army of Lord Than. A battle meant to be lost as Lord Than sacrificed his army and his principles to a Dark God named Nergal on promises of glory, immortality and the hand of the Princess to wife. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bryant Frattalone Feb 16, 2008

    I may just start picking up Conan again. Good job and very appealing to fans of Howards's original tales. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Daniel Crown Feb 20, 2008

    As the series heads into its upcoming reboot, it seems that Conan is once again in a stage of transition, this time from a thief into a warrior-for-hire. One would think that this metamorphosis would present Truman and company with more than enough ammunition for a series of bloody story arcs similar to this one, which might just take the series back into the realm of the must read titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 23, 2008

    I'm beginning to get into this story now, but like I said, it's just over too quickly. Those who wait for the trades on this series will have a much better time with it than the monthly readers. Timothy Truman, like Kurt Busiek before him, is quite a wordsmith. His narration of the story is excellent. Tomas Giorello's art is growing on me as well. Next month will conclude this story line and the series. We know Conan's going to slay that monster, but how he does it should be the fun part. Read Full Review

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