Conan the Barbarian #5

Conan the Barbarian #5

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: James Harren Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 13, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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Brian Wood and James Harren turn up the intensity in The Argos Deception Part 2!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jun 18, 2012

    Conan the Barbarian #5 is filled with violence, the cruelty and greed of civilized man, and a figure who rises above the baseness of his world. This is Howard's vision on the page and Conan fans should ask for nothing less. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 13, 2012

    This new series is managing to deliver on every level a proper Conan book needs to. It faithfully replicates the tone and style of what is arguably Howard's greatest tale of the Hyborian Age while also boldly charting new territory and daring to push Conan in new and unfamiliar directions. And regardless of whether Cloonan or Harren are at the helm, this might just be the best-looking Conan series Dark Horse has published. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 18, 2012

    This is one of my favorite single issues of the year and I'm not saying another word about it because I want you guys to check it out ASAP. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jun 13, 2012

    "Conan the Barbarian" #5 is proof Brian Wood knows what he's doing with this title and he'll continue with every little storyline he drops into this growing massive ocean. It's also proof that the other artists who will fill in around Cloonan will all be chosen because they can compete at this level. You don't need to shy away. Mostly, however, this issue is a violent load of fun matched with a narrative that isn't forgotten or shelved to fit in an obligatory fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 5, 2012

    The illustrations are stunningly drawn by James Harren (Abe Sapien Vol. 2), with the help of colorist Dave Stewart (The Massive) depicts a visual feast for the eyes for the beautiful city of Messantia and its citizens. One of my favourite drawings is a bottom-page panel where Conan, beaten & scarred, sits miserably against the cold stones of his dungeon waiting for his execution. Very cool. The angles used to display the savage death match are also cleverly done and the final panels of said fight are not for the faint of heart. I truly believe, this is the way Conan was meant to be portrayed in a comic book. I absolutely loved the crap out of this comic and if youve never read a Conan comic, give this title a chance, you wont regret it. From Dark Horse Comics. Pub. Date June 13, 2012. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Jun 12, 2012

    Harren is on-board for one issue, then we see the return of Becky Cloonan in issue #7 (Yay!). And after that? We fans will just have to wait and see how the roulette win spins. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Anirudh Singh Jun 18, 2012

    Also the barbarian could do with less bragging about himself. Read Full Review

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