Conan And The People of The Black Circle #4
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Conan And The People of The Black Circle #4

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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To rescue the captive Devi Yasmina, Conan will have to overcome the malicious magicks of the Black Seers of Yimsha. But even if he can defeat the foul sorcerers in their own mountain fortress, he must still contend with their even more formidable master!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Feb 1, 2014

    The art by Ariel Olivetti is some of the most mind blowing panel work you will ever see and Fred Van Lente's adaptation of this classic Howard material is as good as it gets! I highly recommend this to fans of Conan, the sword and sorcery genre and to fans of fantasy artwork. I can't say enough good things about what Dark Horse and the Robert E. Howard Estate are doing with the first 2 of hopefully many Conan adaptations. Here's hoping for more in the future! - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Jan 28, 2014

    I'm looking forward to seeing Van Lente on the regular series, and seeing what he can do when he has the time to tell a fuller story. The rumor is we haven't seen the last of some of the characters here, and that the events of People of the Black Circle will have some repercussions in the ongoing. I hope that is true, as it would alleviate some of the feeling of this story getting less than its due by being crammed into a four-issue mini. But either way, People of the Black Circle has been a fun ride, and given me confidence in Van Lente as a Conan writer. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 30, 2014

    I enjoyed seeing Conan in his prime, refusing to be used as a political pawn and taking things into his own hands. I enjoyed some of Ariel Olivetti's deliciously illustrated panels of art as well; it's just that the sum of the parts didn't quite combine to make it the delicious meal that a Conan book often can be. So not bad, but too many white backgrounds, too many confusing political nonsense and too much time spent yapping and not enough time spent hacking for my liking. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 30, 2014

    Conan and the People of the Black Circle #4 was an ok series finale but it felt like a lot of potential in the series was squandered due to the feeling of it being rushed. The action and artwork were very good to me, and Conan and Yasmina had a moment that was able to address some of their original situation but the interruptions and the lack of capitalizing on the common ground the two of them should have had left many things unanswered. If you've been enjoying this series or you're a huge Conan fan then you might want to check this out. Just don't expect it to be his finest moment (or the best issue in the series.) Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 29, 2014

    Conan and the People of the Black Circle #4 is a crowd pleasing affair that should easily garner the attention of even the most discerning fans. If you're into adventure, powerful warriors and the seeds of a forthcoming conquest than this comic book is for you. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Jan 29, 2014

    If you are die hard into Conan, have the classic John Buscema art hanging up in your man/woman cave and have first prints of Howard's books, then I would buy this issue and place it into the lore and legend. But, if you are a comic fan who digs on original story telling and great art, then I would probably just borrow this one as a so-so tale and stick with the monthly. It is far better. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 29, 2014

    The artwork alone would be enough to doom Conan and the People of the Black Circle for me, but when you compound that with a boring, dense and convoluted setting, an incredibly (almost comically) weak villain, and the overall sexist treatment of the princess, coming to a head here with Conan's whole 'your old life is done, you will be my bride now,' thing really soured me to Conan and the People of the Black Circle. I don't recommend Conan and the People of the Black Circle to anyone, not even my enemies. Read Full Review

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