Conan: The Avenger #2

Conan: The Avenger #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Brian Ching Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8
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When a case of mistaken identity leaves Conan accused of witchcraft,
the Cimmerian finds himself the target of the powerful and
deadly Agara-witch hunter of Kush! But as the warrior and the
wizard quarrel, an evil force plots to eliminate them both!

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell May 28, 2014

    Conan fanatics can again breathe a sigh of relief as the creative team for Avenger demonstrates the first issue wasnt a fluke. This series has had a great start and things keep getting better. Issue #2 was action-packed, dark, and opened up some thrilling new possibilities for the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman May 27, 2014

    All in all, this book is set at the perfect pace with the story developing and the action keeping the ball rolling. Van Lente and Ching bring this installment of Conan to life panel by panel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott May 28, 2014

    This issue was a huge jump forward from the last one. It was more fun, it was more propelled and compelling, and it was more read more easily. I don't know if it was just opening day nerves with issue 1 or what, but after questioning if I'd come back for issue 2, I'm definitely coming back for issue 3. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 28, 2014

    Conan the Avenger #2 is a rock solid adventure that never pulls beyond its own boundaries. It accomplishes plenty within its time frame but carries inconsistencies that might damage perception. Still it earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido May 29, 2014

    Overall I liked Conan The Avenger #2, it doesn't have the same atmosphere of issue 1 but it makes up for that by taking Conan back to his roots as an adventurer and someone who can actually enjoy himself without having to be constantly sad. I hope that writer Fred Van Lente decides to keep the pacing up and doesn't pull the drag shoot as I've seen in previous stories but only time will tell, for now consider this one recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 28, 2014

    There is a ton to like in this series and plenty of pretty pictures to look at, but a story is not made by its action alone. The last page screams for you to buy the next issue, but so far things are imbalanced enough that I'd be wary. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge May 29, 2014

    "Conan the Avenger" is a step backwards from the stellar first issue. The writing feels too loyal to the original text at times and less so at others, and the narration actually interferes with the pacing of the story, while visually Conan goes from svelte to scrawny multiple times. There are still good things in the issue, especially Conan's internal struggle with his own sanity, but it feels like the creators need just a bit more time to get used to this world. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley May 30, 2014

    While the story itself is a pretty by-the-numbers Conan tale (sorry Fred Van Lente, I'm a big fan!), the art, the strength of the character, and the plot threads laid here pave the way for stronger issues in the future. At the very least, it's a fun, exciting adventure story starring everyone's favorite Barbarian, and there are definitely worst things in the world than that. Recommended. Read Full Review

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