King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #3

King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #3

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 31, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10
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Aided by the brave harem girl Zenobia, the deposed barbarian king escapes a gruesome dungeon using both stealth and brute forceonly to come face to face with one of his ruthless captors! Conan seeks to reclaim his crown, but hell have to defeat an army backed by an evil wizard first!

  • 10
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Aug 1, 2013

    Writer Tim Truman adds narration that hits just the right note for a pulp story, mixing his own lines with Robert E. Howard's for a note-perfect comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 6, 2013

    It's an outstanding comic - truly the best version of Conan in a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Aug 1, 2013

    Will Conan make his way out? Is Zenobia playing both sides? Or is she some part of Tarascus' twisted plans? Do yourself a favor and pick up King Conan: The Hour Of The Dragon part 3 and find out! In my opinion King Conan is THE best Conan comic ever made and one of the best comic series in general that I have read in a long time. That's why I am giving it my highest possible recommendation and my highest possible score. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Jul 30, 2013

    Writer Timothy Truman and artist Toms Giorello are telling a story in bold masculine strokes with relentlessly muscular scenes, delivered in an unapologetically bloody visual language. Yet with Jos Villarrubia's colors, it all looks like a fantastic jeweled tapestry. King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon is the best Conan comic book from the best Conan comic book publisher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 31, 2013

    Once again Giorello stuns with his well rendered pencils. Some artists are minimalist, but clearly Giorello is taking the time to sketch wood grain, detail in faces and always atmospheric surroundings. It's a true pleasure to ogle these pages. Truman gives us enough to chew on between the action bits too making this one hell of Conan, and fantasy book in general too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tyler Goulet Jul 31, 2013

    Overall, King Conan from Truman, Giorelllo and Villarrubia is a smash hit. This will become a measuring stick for every future story that involves Conan. Writing that is spot on, art that can't be beat and the fact that it's adapted from the legendary Robert E. Howard makes this series an absolute winning combination. Check this out. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Jul 26, 2013

    Three issues in and I feel like we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. I hope that Truman and Giorello continue to explore the land and people while remaining true to the Conan bloodline. They do that, and I'm on board. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Jul 31, 2013

    Conan's fun goes a little overboard in this old-school inspired adventure. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - FTG Contributor Aug 30, 2013

    Stories like this view Conan as an immutable brick of a character who interesting things happen around but not too which just isn't the best way to take the character. This is usually the part where I say if you like most of the written Conan stories you'll this because it's basically just more of it but with pictures but even that rings false as the "interesting things happening around Conan" part of my description is really lacks here with so much of the magic and mythology here being very basic fantasy stuff you've undoubtedly seen before. Still if you're new to Conan I guess this isn't a bad read and maybe if you are or know an adolescent whose big into Conan right now this is probably a pretty good book to get them but in that case I'd say wait for the trade. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Front Towards Gamer - PNeafsey Aug 2, 2013

    There's really not much else to say about King Conan #3, it is functional if unimpressive, the story moves at a solid pace with some very good artwork (even if it slips into the cheesecake a bit too often for my taste), but there's nothing egregiously wrong with the book the same way there's nothing outstandingly well done or enjoyable, it is simply middle of the road. If you're already reading the King ConanI assume you'll be picking this up anyway in which case more power to you but if you're interested in Conanor barbarian type fantasy stories I guess this book would fill that niche, but there are better choices (my father loves the many Conan trade paperbacks so that's a good place to start.) Read Full Review

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