Conan #5

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 23, 2004 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Conan’s first Hyperborean adventure reveals the secrets of immortality, and the peaceful northern paradise is shown for the nightmare it really is. Conan breaks from those who’ve enslaved him, but is unable to save the lives of the prisoners he leads, or the woman he’s fallen in love with.

Robert E. Howard hinted at the terrors that his character Conan suffered in Hyperborea, but Busiek and company reveal the adventure here for the first time in vivid detail.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Filip Vukcevic Jul 3, 2004

    From the writing to the art to the respect this title shows towards the history of the character, there really isnt any better way to do a Conan book. If you are at all interested in the character, or just looking for a great adventure, pick this book up. You wont want to put it down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 1, 2004

    The art does a perfect job of capturing the reason why Conan has assembled his legion of fans as the character spends most of the issue with a sword in hand hacking and slashing his way through a legion of enemies. The art also does a nice job of the little details like the fact that the lions that advance on Conan in the early pages of this issue have that slinking style of movement that many artist fail to capture, and there's a great transformation panel where we see the progression of the physical changes that the Hyperborea race underwent. Plus how can one not love the second to last panel of this issue. Read Full Review

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