King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #2

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8
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Weakened by Xaltotun's spells and imprisoned in a foreign land, Conan has lost his kingdom-and could lose much more! His only hope for escape is a mysterious, enamored harem girl named Zenobia. In an underground dungeon filled with slavering horrors, Conan and his future queen must fight for their lives!

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - IHAVEYOURSHIT Jun 26, 2013

    ts everything you want and expect from a Conan comic by an ensemble of creators who'se names alone merit checking this title out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tyler Goulet Jun 24, 2013

    That being said, pick this series up. Its the first 6-part set of a planned 12 issue adaptation of the original Robert E. Howard story. If you like the current Conan the Barbarian series from Brian Wood, a story set early in the chronicles of Conans life, then youre going to love seeing this badass, old man Conan recounting the story of the second woman in his long life that he truly loved… plus, you know, sorcery, swords, blood, guts, creepy skeletons, badass beards AND SO MUCH MORE! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jun 24, 2013

    I was ecstatic upon hearing that Dark Horse Comics was going to adapt into comics, Robert E. Howard's sword-and-sorcery novel, The Hour of the Dragon, one of my all-time favorite books. After reading King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #2, my initial excitement about the series is truly justified. This is a great comic book. I wonder if writer Timothy Truman and artist Toms Giorello can maintain this high level of quality through the remaining four issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Nat Webb Jun 28, 2013

    Overall, issue #2 is a step up from #1 simply by virtue of the pace of its storytelling. The backstory is out of the way and now we can see Conan doing what he does best: bashing heads, creeping through dungeons and fighting wizards. Luckily, it's what Truman and Giorello do best as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Connor Russell Jun 27, 2013

    Again I am impressed with my exploration of the world of Conan the Barbarian and I do mean it when I say I want more exposure to this world. I can recommend this to new readers of Conan and I'm sure established fans would like to check this out as well, it's just so well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jun 27, 2013

    A lot of the creepiness and danger of this installment is due to Giorello's visceral lines, whether it's a rotting skeleton or a man's eye bashed out. So far, this series is everything I want out of a Conan comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 26, 2013

    King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #2 is a successful outing that improves on the previous release enough to warrant a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 26, 2013

    It'd be interesting to read the original novel this comic is based on to see if the pacing is as much as an issue as it is here. Of course, a novel has the benefit of not being hacked into issues and can be read from cover to cover without stop. One wonders how many things Truman changed and maybe if he needed to take more liberties. That said, it's got everything you need in a Conan comic and when it comes to needs, Conan has many, just like his readers. Read Full Review

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