Conan the Cimmerian #8

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A new story arc! Conan leaves his trials and regrets behind in Cimmeria and heads into the next phase of his adventurous life -- his mercenary career. Timothy Truman adapts Robert E. Howard's powerful "Black Colossus" short story and sets Conan off on what will be his bloodiest battle yet, when the mercenaries of Amalric clash with the demonic hordes of Natohk! Conan, once a wandering thief, tries his luck as a professional soldier, joining Amalric's forces and facing condescending jabs from the noblemen in his company, who mistakenly think that the Cimmerian is an unskilled simpleton. Toms Giorello takes on full penciling duties once again, more

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Mar 4, 2009

    I was seriously considering dropping this title after the last story arc, but with the action cranking up in the first installment of the Black Colossus, and the prospect of Conan coming to the aid of a comely queen, I'm more than likely hooked for the next five issues. If you are looking to get away from the superhero genre, and have a passing knowledge of Conan, then Conan #8 is a great jumping on point to get you hooked into Dark Horse's ongoing series. Conan #8 is fast paced, the art is good, and features a magician controlling an army of scorpions, and thus earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 1, 2009

    One small nitpick does have to go with the lettering this issue; Richard Starkings is normally right on the ball with this sort of thing, but the particular old-world font he's using here for the narration actually hurts my eyes to read too much of, with the letters seeming to blend into one another. Still, overall, a solid issue to a comic that been neglected a bit by readers. I won't deny that I suspect this will read better in a collected form, but it's still an enjoyable single issue. Read Full Review

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