Conan the Barbarian #22

Conan the Barbarian #22

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"The Song of Bêlit" brings Brian Wood's critically acclaimed epic adaptation of "Queen of the Black Coast" to a conclusion, as Conan and Bêlit sail up the black waters of the river Death . . . and into the horror that awaits them!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Nov 20, 2013

    Honestly, even if you haven't followed this entire series, start here. One of the first things that I noticed was that I didn't feel like I needed to know all of the history of these characters when I started reading the first page. It definitely does help, though. I have a feeling that you'll regret it if you don't ever give this series a chance. I'm assuming that because you're reading this review that you know a thing or two about Conan the Barbarian, but in the off-chance that you were just curious, check it out. Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli just opened a can of whoop ass on us. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Nov 21, 2013

    This is the making of a man, and the making of a legend, and I'm finding it all to be a heck of a lot of fun. So to fans of Conan old and new, and to those not yet familiar with this ultimate symbol of alpha male supremacy, jump on board now. Sure the water's a bit choppy, a blood red moon is in the sky, and do I hear the sound of rapidly approaching leathery wings? But trust Mr Brian Wood to safely guide you on the voyage. It might be a tad dangerous, but it's guaranteed to be a Hell of a trip, and Conan the Barbarian is flexing his youthful, yet rapidly expanding muscles and more than welcomes you join him for the battles yet to come Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 21, 2013

    Wood and Burchielli look to bring Wood's "Conan" run to a fitting end, but it may do so in a more predictable way than the run deserves. Wood's "Conan" " to date " has been an offbeat take on the character and pretty consistently defied expectations. I guess this is the way things go, when one writer hands off to the next, but "Conan" #22 didn't have to labor over defining Wood's thesis one more time. The issue gets considerably better once the adventure begins again and shouldn't be missed by anyone who was enjoying this take on "Conan" to begin with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Nov 15, 2013

    I won't deny that these flubs in the artwork do bug me but in the end Conan: The Barbarian #22's positives far outweigh the negatives. I've been desperate for a Conan comic from Dark Horse that I could legitimately like and get behind and Conan #22 is that comic. It catapults a very simple story to great levels through well-written dialogue, imaginative twists on old ideas, and a threateningly creepy atmosphere that is near palpable on every page. It manages to inject fresh energy and life into a character I legitimately thought didn't have anything left to be done with. But most of all, it restored my faith in the idea that you can actually make quality Conan comics and comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Nov 18, 2013

    The last arc was not one of the strongest, something that was made clear with the review of issue #21. It might be too early to say that Wood has redeemed himself, but this issue was leaps and bounds better. Is that because it's back on track with the REH story? That's something that's difficult to answer. Either way, Wood is a talented writer and he has done some great things with Conan and this mega-arc based on arguably one of the best REH stories, and this is still going to be an ending you won't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Nov 18, 2013

    I know that many of us were hoping this uneven series would end with a bang instead of a whimper, once the focus of the story got back to Howard's original plot and away from the new waters Brian Wood was sailing it. But that seems not to be the case. Sigh " Read Full Review

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