King Conan: The Conqueror #2

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Conan finds himself chained on a galley ship manned by some of the Black Corsairs he once sailed with in his youth! If he’s to reach Stygia and recover the magical jewel he needs to regain his throne, he’ll have to lead a slave uprising and reclaim his old title: Amra the Lion!

  • 10
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Apr 6, 2014

    I wanted this to be as great an issue as the first one, but it turns out that it is even better! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Mar 26, 2014

    King Conan: The Conqueror #2 is another excellent issue that takes Conan from a man drifting at sea full of doubt in his choices and restores him to his status as Amra the Lion in a very entertaining way. It wasn't all gratuitous action as it connected back to what was mentioned in the first issue as part of Conan's history and character growth, although it would have been just as enjoyable if a page was given to one of the more interesting threads introduced in that same issue. But after 2 issues in with Timothy Truman's writing and Thomas Giorello's artwork I have no doubts that this will remaining a very satisfying series. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Mar 26, 2014

    I cannot tear myself away from this book, and even as I finish up this review I'm looking at an Axe wielding Conan, screaming "Kill them all," a ferocious look on his face, as the seagulls await their meal of fresh human slavers flesh. The blood flies, a chant begins and the man that will become King shows us what the force of iron will can, and must achieve. Get this book, get this book now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Mig-El Mar 30, 2014

    Giorello and Villarrubia's work is really what makes King Conan work picking up. Between this and the last issue there have been 3(?) really great two-page spreads of Conan doing his Conan thing and looking like a boss. The artwork comes together to give this book a classic yet radical retro-fantasy look with an extra element of grit and grindhouse. If you want something that falls right in between Robert E Howard and Robert Rodriguez, you should probably be reading King Conan: The Conqueror. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Mar 18, 2014

    It's sad to think there are only four more issues of this incredible comic. Dark Horse has yet to announce anything new from the superstar team of Truman, Giorello, and Villarrubia, but there are still Conan tales for them to tell. Personally, I vote for Red Nails followed by Beyond the Black River and maybe The Black Stranger thrown in for good measure. Or maybe even something better. This creative team has proved themselves long enough to show that an ongoing King Conan series is long overdue. I would love Truman to have the space to tell some original stories in the world he has so carefully crafted"and maybe finally tell us the story behind that wicked scar his elderly King Conan is bearing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Mar 27, 2014

    Man, I am pulling for this mini to work. I have too much interest to see it fail. It is my hope that things will come around and this ship will be righted as the talent level is there to make this a good story. Come on guys, let's get this thing working. I know it's there. Read Full Review

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