Conan: The Slayer #6

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Sergio Fernandez Davila Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
9.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In pursuit of his traitorous brother, the inexperienced new chief of the Kozaks has foolishly ventured into the bowels of Gorey Castle. The callow youth's only hope now is his bodyguard, Conan-will the Cimmerian reach him in time? Superstar writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, Uncanny X-Men) and artist Sergio Dávila (Red Sonja, Swords of Sorrow) wrap up their first thrilling story arc!
o Powerhouse writer Cullen Bunn and artist Sergio Dávila team up for a new Conan series!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Richard Wanderman Jr. Jan 19, 2017

    I am an unabashed, long time, lover of all things Conan. It is a rich treat to be following a title that seems to truly understand the quirks, mannerisms, intricacies, and failings of the barbarian we have come to love. Bunn and Davila's Conan the Slayer for Dark Horse Comics is one such title. I'm so glad to have this in my pull list. I can't wait to see the next issue and that is not something I can't say about every title. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 17, 2017

    This issue proves a worthy conclusion to what has easily been the best saga in the monthly Conan comic in over five years. Cullen Bunn writes Conan with a wit and cunning few writers have equaled. The artwork by Sergio Davila, coupled with the colors of Michael Atiyeh, brings the visceral world of Hyboria to life wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Apr 17, 2017

    Conan the Slayer issues 6 and 7 are solid comics full of great action and character work. If you're a Conan fan and you haven't jumped on board, now's the perfect time as a new storyarc is just starting. Trust me, you won't be disappointed. Dr. Josh gives this a" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Salute Magazine Jan 24, 2017

    From its inception, this tale has been as mighty as Conan himself. In this issue, things go left as Conan’s relationship with the Kozaki tribe goes south in the face of an infighting at the top of the food chain. Bunn does an incredible job at pulling in the story and setting it back on its violent path when the moments call for it. Brutality is Conan’s calling card. Yet Bunn refuses to write a lazy arc that leaves the heavy lifting for Dávila. At its best, the events that litter this issue force readers to choose a side to root for. There will always be those that take up the cause of the villain. The Kozaki chieftain’s youngest son plays that role to the hilt as his sinister ways reek of disloyalty and desperation. When all is struck down, Conan is left once again standing as a morose idol that has seen more carnage than maybe even he cares for. Atiyeh did a nice job making the bloodier moments pop against the neutral hues of the background. Most of his color choices are not garish opting to create a palette that is interesting yet restrained. Whether it’s the story, the art or how that art was filled in, its subtlety that wins the day here. This is strange because Conan The Slayer is the last title that would be expected to create onion-like layers to get its point across. Looking for something that feels cinematic? Conan The Slayer is exactly that book that fills that need. There’s a reason why this trio is so well-regarded in this business. Dark Horse has another hit.

  • 8.0
    Mister Bungle Jan 26, 2017

    Blood, guts, great action, great art.

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Jan 26, 2017

  • 8.0
    jmprados Feb 15, 2017

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