Conan the Barbarian #4

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: James Harren Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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Conans adventures in Messantia ended with the Cimmerian nearly losing his head, but now that he has an entire pirate crew backing him up, returning to take a citys worth of gold is just too temptingand pirate queen Blit has a plan!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez May 16, 2012

    Overall I would say keep buying this book. The story telling and characters are so good in this book that I can safely say that it is probably one of the best books that are out there to read. Although Cloonan is not doing the art for the comic, Harren steps in nicely and makes the book just as enjoyable as she did. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 20, 2012

    I'm enjoying this version of Conan - more contemplative than his usual self, but one who's learning and changing because of his relationship with a fierce woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 16, 2012

    More worrisome than the new story material was the departure of artist Becky Cloonan. Luckily, James Harren proves to be a very capable replacement. Harren's style falls in line with Cloonan's in terms of offering a more down-to-earth, organic take on the Hyborian Age. However, his figures are more rough-hewn and textured, creating a more sinister tone that suits the growing conflict in Argos. Picture Conan by way of BPRD. What's not to love about that? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson May 15, 2012

    Now that we are four issues in, I hope that James Harren stays with the series for the remainder, perhaps with Cloonan filing in from time-to-time. I worry that a cavalcade of artists will parade through, each with a different take. Too many cooks spoil the broth, and too many artists spoil the comic. Even if they are all good artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran May 16, 2012

    To be sure, issue 4 is a big tonal shift from the previous story arc. But step back and take a deep breath. This is a path that Conan has to take and it should be an interesting one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 21, 2012

    "Conan The Barbarian" thus far has been the perfect example of how to make great comics. Dark Horse is getting it right with top talent, a consistent schedule and smart editorial choices. The result is simply great comics, month after month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal May 17, 2012

    Conan the Barbarian #4 still has flaws, but it definitely worth a second look with this new arc, despite the art issues. Read Full Review

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