King Conan: The Conqueror #3

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
8.9Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The exiled barbarian kings frantic quest for the mystical Heart of Ahriman leads him to a Stygian city enthralled by a bloodthirsty serpent god! To regain his crown, Conan will have to contend with powerful priests, mad disciples, and slithering monstersbefore descending into a dark maze of horrors!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Apr 30, 2014

    Bottom line is really, really simple: If you love Conan, especially if youd read some or all of the original REH works, youre going to love this series. This is the kind of adaptation that a character like Conan deserves and its definitely something that fans of the character and the world deserve. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 3, 2014

    It's rare to see prose brought so perfectly to life in a comic. If you miss this, you're missing something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 2, 2014

    Another great issue of the series, and I desperately look forward to the new issue at the end of May. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Apr 30, 2014

    What really makes this issue something special is the wonderful job done on coloring by Jose Villarrubia. That's the highlight, but it wouldn't be as effective without the consistently excellent work of artist Tomas Giorello. These two elements combine with a creatively structured script by writer Timothy Truman, making something old brand new again, and what you have here is another wonderfully entertaining and enjoyable edition of King Conan the Conqueror. Every month it surprises me. I know it will be good, and then it's even better than I thought it would be. I can't say enough good things about this book, I really can't. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Apr 30, 2014

    All of the hype has been that this series is the Conan that Howard envisioned when he wrote it so many years ago. I had dismissed it, but with Issue #3, that quote may just be on to something. We will have to see. If it doesn't live up to its hype, at least I can say that with this issue, that expectation was matched. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 30, 2014

    King Conan: The Conqueror #3 does not break new ground but nonetheless it's still exemplary entertainment. It takes what Robert E. Howard made and runs with it in a way that never neglects the origins or actions of this barbarian. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 3, 2014

    King Conan: The Conqueror #3 is an entertaining single issue but suffers due to the fact that it makes virtually no progress with the more interesting story lines introduced at the start of the series. Yes Conan is still pursuing the priest but the focus here is on him navigating the city and doesn't address any of the questions from earlier. There's an intriguing development at the conclusion of this issue so I'm hoping there are more story developments going forward from this point but I'm still enjoying the series overall. Read Full Review

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