Conan the Cimmerian #4

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Toms Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 15, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
6.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Conan finds himself at odds with Horsa-an Aesir leader last seen in "The Frost Giant's Daughter"--when he tries to protect his former Cimmerian lover, Caollan, from Horsa's strange war party. Conan faces off against some strong Aesir soldiers, as well as the colorful-yet-foolhardy berserker Thorgeir and the powerful witch Olva. Being caught in the middle of a blood feud between Cimmerian and Aesir chiefs is bad enough, but things get much worse when Olva summons the demonic Skrae to hunt down Conan and his secretive ward. Richard Corben's flashback sequences--featuring Conan's grandfather, Connacht--take a surprising turn when they dovetail i more

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew McLean Oct 16, 2008

    The end of issue #4 brings readers back to the first two issues of the Conan re-launch in such a way that elicit a smile from regular readers. While Conan the Cimmerian may have gotten a lukewarm reception at its launch, it is shaping up to be a promising new direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 15, 2008

    It's hard to deny the core appeal of Conan, no matter what the pace of his stories may be. Even with relatively disappointing issues like this, Truman proves himself a more than capable Conan writer. I'm just feeling let down because the book is beginning to lag just as it should be firing on all cylinders. The creative team has the potential to make Conan the Cimmerian the crown jewel of dark Horse's lineup. All the book needs is a quick kick in the loincloth. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Possibly related posts (automatically generated) Oct 20, 2008

    Tim Truman needs to make up his mind and give this book an identity. At this point I'm just going to wait for the trade or stop reading all together. Read Full Review

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