Conan the Barbarian #8

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Vasilis Lolos Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7
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At home in Cimmeria, Conan feels a confidence he hasnt experienced in some time. However, Blit is unsure of herself among Conans family and clan in this strange, frozen land, a dangerous variable as the two face not only the impostor Conan, but also his vicious army!

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Boren Sep 13, 2012

    The final count for this book goes something like this. This issue continues what is so far an excellent run by Brian Wood. The writing is top notch, which is to be expected. Vasilis Lolos can pace a story well, and frame everything against gorgeous backdrops, but isn't the right fit for a Conan story. That said, don't let one or two gripes about the art stop you from enjoying this book, because there should be some excellent payoff down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 13, 2012

    The thing that’s hurting this book is the inconsistency with the artist. Other than fulfilling her contract on the book there was absolutely no reason that Cloonan needed to draw the last issue. I’m not saying that the art can never change, but the series would be a lot stronger if it stuck to one artist per story arc at least. Otherwise, it was very enjoyable and had some moving character moments that you’ll not want to miss. Lastly, if you haven't watched the new Conan movie... then don't, it was pretty terrible. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 12, 2012

    Wood, however, continues to make this the Conan book to read. I've been a huge Conan fan for years and Wood is the first writer in a long time that has made the character feel fresh and exciting. As long as he is at the helm, this series is a must buy. Hopefully, the art will get back on track and this book will stop being good and start being great again. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Sep 10, 2012

    Bottom line this series has been great. The writing through all eight issues has been great. This, in eight issues, is now the third artist for this series. In ten issues they'll have four different artists. I don't know if this is planned or they just can't keep an artist on this project, for one reason or another, but it's got to stop. There needs to be some sort of normalcy with the art in this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Sep 9, 2012

    Overall this will be a decent enough chapter in the collected trade paperback but as a solo issue it did not offer enough to warrant a purchase and you would not miss anything from the story by skipping it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Sep 13, 2012

    A rare stumble for a normally strong title. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Sep 12, 2012

    I am deadly curious to see what others have to say about this issue. I know that my peeves are not everyone's peeves, and I can respect that. Everyone has their own opinion, their own appreciations. But this issue … I think even the most stalwart and loyal fan would find hard to praise.  Read Full Review

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