Conan the Barbarian #2

Conan the Barbarian #2

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Becky Cloonan Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 14, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9
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Death has come for Conan and his fellow sailors in the visage of the privateer Blit! Rage and desire mingle in an orgy of slaughter as the barbarian and the pirate queen glimpse each other for the first time--as opponents in a battle to the last man!

  • 10
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Mar 22, 2012

    The story, again, sticks to the original prose quite closely but adapts it to allow for the visual medium for comics. Brian wood uses caption boxes sparingly and keeps dialogue to a minimum because he knows he can let Cloonan do most of the story-telling for this chapter. This issue is a great action packed thriller and if you hadn't read issue 1 you could still read this without much knowledge and get an enjoyable single issue. Three cannot come sooner! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 14, 2012

    Overall I would say run and get a copy of this issue of Conan. Wood and his team do a great job of showing why Conan is the biggest and baddest dude in the land or at sea in the case of this issue. The art just speaks for itself in this book and you pair that with great art with some good writing and you have yourself a very fun book that keeps you coming back for more month after month Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 14, 2012

    It's abundantly clear now that a new team and new series were just what the Conan franchise needed. Wood and Cloonan are offering a different sort of Conan that should appeal to fans and newcomers equally well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 6, 2012

    While material involving Belit directly is a bit slim here, she has some great scenes and the issue moves the story forward in a quick and exciting way. The focus is kept squarely on Conan and we definitely see how quickly lives can end here, either by his hand directly or just being near him when you get down to things. His role as a catalyst in life is evident here very plainly and it follows up what we got in the first issue very well. That gave us a lot of material about Belit from the sailors point of view and here we get just a bit more first hand material. Both of these instances serves to really entice us even more about her, to want to know more. And seeing how she gets as it goes on here, it practically demands you come back for another issue. I've always liked Conan on a basic level, but I don't think I've ever been this enthused about the character in comic form. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 18, 2012

    As a longtime fan of Conan (going back to the Lancer paperbacks in the '60s), I'm really enjoying the varying takes on the character Dark Horse comics has provided. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Mar 18, 2012

    These two creators are getting on like a house on fire, and the comics they're producing benefit greatly from it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Mar 19, 2012

    The ending puts Conan in a situation that a man's man would love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Mar 13, 2012

    I loved this comics all the way up to that last panel. Maybe it is just a delay. A beat. Maybe next issue the Belit will be in all her glory, and Conan will face the full power of her passion. Maybe. I am hoping. But as awesome as this issue was, that last panel hit me like a smack in the face. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Brian Wood Mar 14, 2012

    Conan the Barbarian #2 boasts an excellent creative team, and each artist does their part well. Stewart's color work compliments Cloonan's bold lines. Richard Starkings and Comicraft's lettering takes nothing from the art, and is matched perfectly to Wood's style of writing. It is because these parts move so well together that makes this comic so impressive. I only wonder if the story will evolve into something deeper than conquest and lust. To be fair, it is only issue #2. We've got time. Read Full Review

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