Conan the Cimmerian #1

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello, Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 16, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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As hard as it's been for Conan to return to Cimmeria, things aren't getting any easier as he nears his goal, and he quickly runs afoul of raiders on the Cimmerian borderlands. One stranger welcomes Conan home with a crack to the head, and another begins to weave a tale about Conan's grandfather--another Cimmerian who was filled with wanderlust. Conan the Cimmerian continues Dark Horse Comics' modern revitalization of Robert E. Howard's most beloved character. This is a great jumping-on point for new readers-and our first look at the creative muscle that will fuel Conan's adventures throughout 2008!

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jul 17, 2008

    While you won't get much Conan, trust me when I say that Connacht is still very much worth reading about. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 16, 2008

    It's not off to the greatest start, but Conan the Cimmerian succeeds on the same strengths all recent Conan comics have. It may not draw in many new readers, but long time fans won't be too disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Crown Jul 16, 2008

    Ultimately, I'm sure that Conan the Cimmerian will prove a solid staple for Dark Horse just like its predecessor did. The artwork is clean and inviting, while the writing is pretty much a spot-on homage to Howard's original vision. It's just that Cimmerian #1 chooses to tread water as opposed to properly set the series' new themes into motion. As it is, after one issue, Cimmerian already finds itself trapped in the same monotonous hole that marred the last two years of Conan stories (Hand of Nergal aside), opting to revel in the Conan myth rather than simply entertain. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jon Judy Jul 21, 2008

    Am I being really nitpicky? Perhaps, but I think that if Im promised A Bold New Era I have the right to expect excellence. This was just OK. Read Full Review

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