Conan #9

Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Cary Nord, Thomas Yeates Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 20, 2004 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 1
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The second story arc in the monthly Conan begins here, with new cover artist Leinil Francis Yu!

In the first arc, Conan discovered the horrible secrets of Hyperborea, a land he imagined to be wondrous and beautiful. Now he ventures into an even more treacherous setting-civilization. The world of bar fights and women opens up to the barbarian, and he realizes that it's possible to thrive even in a world that disgusts you. However, powerful forces take note of Conan, and one of the greatest evils in the ancient world is about to enter his life.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 22, 2004

    Cary Nord is back providing the art, and while I enjoyed the guest-art this issue does a fine job of reminding readers why they should be grateful he's the book's regular artist. Now there's not much action to speak of in this issue, as Conan refrains from using his sword in combat, and there's nary a decapitation to be found in this issue, but the art does a wonderful job when it comes to capturing Conan's supreme confidence as he boasts about his recent action to a rapt audience. I mean how can one not love the scene where Conan emerges from the shadows to confront the boastful thugs, or his expression as he responds to the idea that he had just performed a masterful manoeuvre in framing the two thugs for his crime? I also have to make mention of this issue's cover visual, as Leinil Francis Yu offers up a wonderfully moody visual, that perfectly captures Conan in the midst of heated combat. Read Full Review

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