King Conan: The Conqueror #4

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Conans quest for the mystical jewel that could restore him to the throne of Aquilonia leads him into a pitch-black, demon-filled maze in Stygia! Facing the fanatical priests of Set will be hard enough, but can the hot-blooded barbarian resist Akivasha, a tempting seductress with . . . strange appetites?

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 30, 2014

    For my money's worth, King Conan: The Conqueror #4 is an absolute must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 28, 2014

    King Conan: The Conqueror #4 is one of only a handful of remaining issues in this rather lengthy adaptation. And even in its near finality it easily comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 28, 2014

    King Conan The Conqueror #4 is an entertaining issue and even though it's an improvement from last issue it still doesn't quite reach the full potential that was displayed in the first issue. The interaction between Conan and Akivasha was an interesting touch which could have some meaning later. The story definition moves forward this issue, which is a good thing, but the way everything came together felt like a convenient way to tie up earlier plot points instead of the sequences having the impact they could have had with more development. I'm still looking forward to the next issue as well as how this series brings a conclusion to the enjoyable story of how a king was able to regain his status against all odds. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido May 30, 2014

    The Rest of King Conan: The Conqueror #4 is still very good though largely for the artwork. It revolves around Conan sneaking deeper into the temple/tomb of these multi-colored wizards who are using his mystic gem to resurrect their ancient sorcerer king. What helps this stand out as more than just flavor text for any given Skyrim mission is the imaginative designs of the tomb and high impact, pulpy, broad strokes artwork style. It really plays to Conan's strength of blending real life ancient aesthetics without resorting to medieval designs like a lot of classic fantasy. There's also a pretty spectacular wizard/warrior battle at the end and the whole thing ends on a really cool cliff hangar for next time. All in all this was a pretty enjoyable installment of King Conan: The Conqueror full of action, imaginative designs, beautiful artwork, and maybe a hint of meaning and subtext: recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II May 31, 2014

    As I have mentioned, I am real up and down on this mini. Last month, I was up as Truman and Giorello's talents were matched perfectly and we did see some of Conan's cunning being equal to his brawn. Here in Issue #4, we have gone back to the brawn as we are approaching the final battle that will decide the fate of this tale. Here is to hoping that Truman and Giorello are up to the challenge to finish this thing on a high note, worthy of the title that it bears. Read Full Review

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