King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #4

King Conan: Hour of the Dragon #4

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Toms Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Betrayed, deposed, and in hiding, Conan rides for his old capital of Tarantia with bloody vengeance in his heartbut the devious wizard Xaltotun has spies in the sky and soldiers on the ground. The solitary barbarian is forced to seek counsel from an unlikely ally . . . who has a few beastly servants of her own!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Aug 28, 2013

    I think I have said just about everything I can say about how great this book is. I am still in awe of just how “CONAN” it is. The team putting this book together are continuing to surprise and amaze me, and with just two issues left in this half of the series it will be sorely missed until the second half which will be titled, King Conan: The Conqueror in 2014. No surprises from me when I give this book" Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Aug 29, 2013

    Truman's prose flows freely around the art, enhancing the visuals and capturing the pulp age feel perfectly. His characters speak like they are Howard's but with a modern bent as this mini keeps going strong. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Sep 20, 2013

    I have gotten used to the King Conan series being incredible, but short. I am so happy Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia finally have the length and time they need to flesh out the story completely. This is a great year for Conan fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Aug 28, 2013

    King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #4 is nothing less than a superb outing, that sends this saga toward what should be an engaging penultimate issue. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Aug 28, 2013

    While I consider myself still new to Conan, between this and Dark Horse's ongoing series, I'm quickly becoming a fan. So much so, I'm deciding where to start when it comes to finding out what I've been missing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Aug 28, 2013

    This series has unfortunately been very uneven. There's never a complete dud, but there are some that dazzle and others that fizzle out. It's partly due to massive amounts of exposition dropping in a rather boring way. While Giorello technically kills it in every panel his style makes the slower paced scenes fall a bit flat. There's only so much mist that can punch up a scene and I think it's partly due to his style. It works incredibly well for action sequences and dramatic moments, but if a sequence has a lot of exposition you're sitting on only a handful of close ups. Read Full Review

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