Conan the Barbarian #20

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Paul Azaceta Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A twisted religious order targets the heathens Conan and Bêlit, who flee with a relic of immeasurable value.  Mad warrior monks pursue the couple across a mazelike landscape, cutting off every avenue of escape. With no other options, Bêlit looks to the mysterious item, hoping to find some salvation within.

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Sam Roche Sep 18, 2013

    As I mentioned in the beginning of this review, art has a lot to do with how the story is told; and thankfully, this story is told with beautiful art. Although some of the expressions on the faces are inconsistent, the colors are just gorgeous and all the movements and action flow naturally. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 17, 2013

    Conan the Barbarian #20 is a valuable addition to the sterling title and a worthwhile comic to place in the vaults of your collection. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Mario Miranda Sep 23, 2013

    I wasn't sure what to expect with this new arc but it quickly become one of the better arcs of Brian Wood's run. Highly recommended for any fans that may have dropped off the book, unfortunately I do feel given the nature of Belit and Conan's relationship that new readers would be better served starting closer to the beginning of the book. The first 10 issues or so are collected in 2 hardcovers and I highly recommend people pick them up Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Sep 20, 2013

    And maybe in the 24-issue run of Queen of the Black Coast we could have had an actual pirate adventure of the Pirate Queen and her barbarian consort. But Wood didn't go that way, and instead we have reminders like Black Stones of what could have been. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Sep 16, 2013

    Maybe this reviewer is being too critical of the work that Wood and Azaceta have done with this issue, and the issue before it. Maybe its just time that we got back to the original Robert E. Howard story, with its fantastic ending that undoubtedly shapes Conan for the rest of his life. Whos to say? There is nothing wrong with this issue, so dont take this the wrong way, and both Wood and Azaceta do their jobs very well. This will all undoubtedly pay off when Brian Woods run and adaptation of Queen of the Black Coast comes to an end, but this issue, and this arc, just have yet to have that wow factor that previous arcs have had. Read Full Review

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