Conan the Barbarian #7

Conan the Barbarian #7

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Becky Cloonan Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 8, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Artist Becky Cloonan rejoins Brian Wood for a new story arc! Hearing of an impostor committing atrocities in his name, Conan returns to Cimmeria to confront the scoundrel. In the frozen North of Conans birth, it is now Blit who is out of her element!

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Aug 10, 2012

    This creative team really seems to understand each other, and I'm glad that they got another kick at the can here with Conan the Barbarian #7. While solicitations say that Cloonan won't be around for the next few issues, I can always hope that she'll come back. Failing that, I'll always have brilliant issues like this one to remind me of how good she, Brian Wood, and Dave Stewart are together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 8, 2012

    "Conan the Barbarian" #7 is a firm reminder that strong creators can make any and every character worth reading. If you've never read a Conan story, this current series is a great place to start. Wood and Cloonan have turned out some comics that grabbed my attention in seconds, and "Conan the Barbarian" #7 is no exception to that rule. Definitely check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 11, 2012

    This was a great issue and damn near warrants a perfect score. I just don’t think it’s as much of a game changer as it could be, but I’m sure that issue is coming very soon. If you liked the first story arc then keep reading it only gets better. If you missed out on the book the first time I’m deadly serious about this issue being a great place for new readers to jump on, it recaps the previous events in the story while progressing into the new arc seamlessly leaving no one behind. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Aug 8, 2012

    I want my McGuffin. I want more story to frame all of those little intimate moments that Wood does so well. I want an antagonist for my protagonist. We'll see how this new bizzaro Conan measures up as an antagonist next issue, I suppose. Something tells me is going to strut the stage for his three issues, then step off making way for the next story arc and artist. I have never been a fan of monster-of-the-week style storytelling, and personally, I want a little more than that (a lot more?) than a series of three-issue story arcs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Aug 9, 2012

    What writer Brian Wood has done with this series is to make Conan multi-dimensional and interesting as a character and not just portraying him as an unstoppable killing machine. That in itself is an achievement but the story is also top notch and is sure to please both casual Conan fans and the hardcore alike. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Aug 9, 2012

    While Cloonan's layouts are impressive and her figures expressive, I don't think she's the right fit for a series that is often brutal in tone, given her polished look. The idea of an impersonator is cool enough to carry me, but those looking for more like Issues #4-6 will be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    hatmasta Oct 12, 2012

    While Cloonan is only back for one issue, it's enough to make me drool in my seat. Brian Wood is absolutely killing it with this series. So far, the series is made up of 3-issue story arcs, and while both were fantastic, the second one left me completely floored. Issue #7 picks up where that left off with a new story arc and a new villain in Conan's homeland of Cimmeria. Belit and Conan are a fantastic pair of lovers; a sword and steel version of Bonnie and Clyde. However, Wood increasingly makes the reader feel like they are a doomed pair from the start. At every turn, Conan is warned away from Belit, by friends and portents alike. I'll say it here: this is one of the top 5 comic series in production at the moment. It's weird and it's different, but the writing is top-notch and engrossing. Every issue has left me wanting more. THIS IS A MUST BUY.

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