Conan the Barbarian #25

Conan the Barbarian #25

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Leandro Fernand Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6
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The final issue of Brian Wood’s acclaimed “Queen of the Black Coast”!

Conan is rapidly losing his battle against a creature of unimaginably dark power. With nothing left to live for, his only hope for survival—much less victory—takes shape in a familiar and impossible form!

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Feb 21, 2014

    The book is about the passing of innocence and the beginning of a long and difficult manhood. Conan has grown into a man who will forever be haunted by loss. The love of his life died when he was still a young man. He will never get over it, and all of the violence and adventure that is to follow is nothing more than a lost man shouting into the void. Brian Wood has got to the heart of who Conan is, and why he is what he is. What else could any reader possibly want? Life goes on, but loss is everywhere we look. That's it, the end of my review. What else is there to say? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 20, 2014

    Conan the Barbarian #25 may not be the masterstroke that people expect but it does surpass my expectations. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez Feb 19, 2014

    As for the art, I would had loved to have Becky Cloonan come back to the issue and finish the series, but Leandro Fernandez does a very good job of giving the book that initial feel of the first couple of issues of Conan that I read when Cloonan worked on it. Great consistent art on every page, and Dave Stewart's coloring was fantastic in this issue, both of them combine did a really good job to capture what Cloonan did for the book in the beginning. Overall, Conan # 25 was a lackluster ending to a great series. Can't win them all I guess. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Feb 20, 2014

    You really get the sense Conan The Barbarian #25 was only attached to the story to pad our Song of Belit for some future trade paperback edition. As I mentioned, this is the conclusion of the story, and most likely marks the end of my reviewing Conan comics for awhile (thank god). I might one day return to the character down the line, if there's a really great issue or something so awful I have something new to say about it, but from where I'm sitting now, I think I've managed to exhaust all the possible ways I have to call a Conan comic bad. I've seen boring, badly written, stupid, mistake filled, insultingly simplistic, needlessly convoluted, terribly executed, bad twists, well intentioned mistakes, and even an actually good comic, so maybe it's time to give Conan a rest for a while; as for Conan The Barbarian #25, this is probably implied by now, but I don't recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Feb 11, 2014

    I am glad Wood's run is finished. Fred Van Lente has proved himself an able Conan scribe, about to get inside the character better than Wood ever could. I've heard some great things from Dark Horse about Van Lente's plans, and it sounds like Conan is finally getting back on track. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 20, 2014

    In the end, Conan fans would do well to wait for the upcoming Conan The Avenger series. Read Full Review

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