Conan the Barbarian #24

Conan the Barbarian #24

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The penultimate issue in Brian Wood’s acclaimed “Queen of the Black Coast”!

The demonic residents of the river Zarkheba have exacted a devastating toll from Conan—but still they demand more. With nothing left to lose, Conan sets out to face an evil whose power is beyond any earthly reckoning!

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 23, 2014

    If you have ever liked Conan then you need to buy this issue. This is as good as a Conan book will ever get. A young man no more, this is the beginning of what defines him as a fully formed grown man. The action is disgustingly intense and captured perfectly by the art and colouring of Riccardo Burchielli and Dave Stewart. The script by Brian Wood is action intensive and frantic, yet when the calm after the storm comes there is great sadness and poetry there. This book left an impression on me, and I'm happy to give it top marks and my full recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Jan 22, 2014

    I won't keep going on and on this week about how this series has changed the way that I read comics, maybe when Wood's run is complete, but I will say that something is different here. There comes a time in every person's life that certain moments start to make up who you are. I guess that you could call these "defining moment". We start to show symptoms (for lack of a better word) of our experiences. Whether these symptoms come from something that we've experienced firsthand, heard in a conversation, watched, or read. I will never read comics the same way again. That is for sure. This is one of those moments. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 22, 2014

    Conan the Barbarian #24 is the second to last of this volume, and we can all rest assured that things are ending on a decisively strong note. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 25, 2014

    Wood's run on Conan has been very good. The long view is one of a love story. This comic closes the book on the love story and unleashes a bloodbath of rage as Conan makes the decision to survive. Even it means carrying on alone. This is such a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Jan 20, 2014

    Theres one issue left for Brian Wood to add his finishing touches, place a bow and hand it off to Fred Van Lente, and its really up in the air as to just what hes going to do. What can he do, really? This might have been a perfect send off for Wood and his run on Conan, but well just have to wait until next month to see what he has left for us. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Jan 14, 2014

    One of my big issues with Wood's run is that he has never made me feel the love between Conan and Blit. He is the master of "Tell Don't Show." Wood's little grey boxes are constantly stating that this grand love affair is happening, but you would never know it by actually reading the story. There is an emotional disconnect. And it is very apparent in this issue. Just look at the expression on Blit's face. That is about as blas as you can get, and sums up the entire series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 23, 2014

    The idea of a more moody or horror-oriented Conan story may not be new, but it at least would've stood out among all of Dark Horse's lackluster adaptations. Instead, Conan The Barbarian has just turned into a boring, uninspired fight fest, like far too many other Conan offerings, and without even the decency to be stupendously bad"only a mediocre waste of time and potential. Read Full Review

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