Conan the Cimmerian #3

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Toms Giorello, Richard Corben Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 17, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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A young Cimmerian huntress--a character seen in Conan Vol. 0: Born on the Battlefield--and Horsa--an Aesir leader from The Frost Giant's Daughter--both cross paths with Conan as he continues his dangerous trek through the snowy mountain passes of Cimmeria. Fighting his way through the natural dangers of his barbaric homeland has been a welcome change from the mind games and treachery Conan found in the cities of the East, but there's an unfortunate lesson in treachery in store for Conan here, too. In a Richard Corben flashback sequence, Connacht--Conan's grandfather--seems to have found a role for himself working in a busy city, but as the ol more

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 20, 2008

    Creating a Conan that has the same feel as Howard's Conan is not an easy task. Too many writers just try to throw a monster and a scantily-clad girl into the story and leave it at that. But this team has an excellent feel for the attitude and character one of fantasy's greatest creations. It's good to see our barbaric friend - just as he was when he first appeared in a comic book - in the best of hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Ben Berger Sep 20, 2008

    My only complaint is that it's still tough to see where things are going. Conan's returning home to Cimmeria, but why? Conan's fought raiders, saved a childhood friend and presses on deeper into his homeland. But so far there's no villain, no Thulsa Doom, or the like with an evil plot to foil. Conan the drifter is fine, and definitely works in the context of this story. But sooner or later I think I'll want to see him pushing towards a goal rather than killing raider after raider. And for the record, Conan, Conacht, and Caollan– just because you're a god-dang Cimmerian, it doesn't mean your name has to start with the letter "C." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Sep 26, 2008

    The real problem with this issue is that the story feels very uneven. Writer Tim Truman doesn't successfully tie the Corben and Giorello stories together. Both are interesting, but there's no sense of why these two stories are juxtaposed next to each other, of why a reader should feel it important to consume these stories together rather as separate tales. Perhaps this will all tie together in a future issue, but here the stories just don't fit well together. I would buy this book just for the amazing Corben art and stories, but I wish the main story was just a bit more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Daniel Crown Sep 17, 2008

    In the end, there might not be anything landmark here, but at least the issue redirects the series focus back towards Conan. Hopefully this more proactive trend will continue next month. Read Full Review

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