Conan #8

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Greg Ruth Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 22, 2004 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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The legend of Conan begins in the middle of a Cimmerian war-his incredible strength and skill, evidenced in his youth, was always credited to the bloody circumstances of his birth. This special fill-in issue brings Greg Ruth, acclaimed artist of Freaks of the Heartland, into the Conan fold.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Filip Vukcevic Sep 25, 2004

    A great side-story that lets us witness the moment of Conans birth; a bloody, dirty, battle-marked day. This is an excellent issue that begins a six-part arc for the book that serves as a Conan origin story. The only bad part is that we will have to wait months for each new installment -- by Crom, cursed are we! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Sep 28, 2004

    Cary Nord takes a month off, and Greg Ruth steps in to provide some very powerful guest-art, as the art takes a decidedly harsher edge, from the sheer impact of the first one-page spread as Conan's mother acts to save her husband, to the unsettling image of Conan standing over his rival with the blood soaked weapon. The violence of the attack that drives Conan to strike back was also a well presented, as while one knows Conan is going to survive this attack, the impact shots can't help but leave one concerned. My only quibble with the art is that there are times when it's difficult to tell the characters apart, as all of the children look virtually identical, and this made the scenes that require one is able to tell them apart more dependant on the dialogue than they should've been. Still, the art tells the story in a visually exciting manner, and the cover visual stands up as the most eye-catching image we've received thus far. Read Full Review

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