King Conan: Wolves Beyond The Border #1

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 23, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

King Conan grows weary of the crown. When an old soldier visits him with talk of a cursed relic and rumors of Pictish tribes preparing a full-scale invasion on Aquilonia’s borders, Conan eagerly embarks on what could be his final adventure! A fan-favorite team expands on Robert E. Howard’s unfinished “Wolves beyond the Border” tale!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Christopher Calloway Dec 23, 2015

    King Conan Wolves Beyond the Border #1 should be a delight to Conan fans old and new. The creative team of Truman, Giorello and Villarrubia are creating classic Conan adventures of the highest quality. Add this one to your comics shop pull list with confidence, it will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 23, 2015

    If you've yet to join Conan intreading the jeweled thrones of the Earth under sandalled feet, this comic would be a fine place for you to begin your adventures in the world of Hyboria. The story is great. The artwork equally so. And I cannot wait to see what Truman and Giorello have in store for us next. By Crom, this is Conan at his best! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 29, 2015

    Were I but a bard in Aquilonia, that I could rhapsody day and night on the glories of King Conan! But alas, Ive from that true home far wandered, washed up on strange shores, remote and removed and called the Current Era, beset on all sides by softness and safe-spaces and society. Never was the Cimmerian himself captive in so perfidious a prison! But Howard and Truman and Giorello, through such escapist fantasy, hold here the keys to escape. King Conan is no mere fantasy; its very real liberation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Dec 21, 2015

    I hadn't been exposed to this creative team's work before now, but it's easy to see why they are considered fan favourites. This first issue sets up the inevitable adventure in engrossing fashion, and features some truly terrific artwork that is worth the cover price alone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Dec 23, 2015

    Honestly, I love Conan. For me it's one of those comics that is just pure escapism. You can read into them like any other work of fiction, maybe find some type of intelligent deep-reading element hidden within the subtexts, but for me they are better enjoyed at face value. It's just one of those comics that I can slip back into after not reading it for a long time, because the stories are mostly standalone or short miniseries that are easily accessible, and easily digestible. That isn't to say that Truman's writing is watered-down, the stories themselves are well written and really any fan of fantasy should enjoy the adrenaline fueled action that surrounds any Conan comic. King Conan: Wolves Beyond The Border is just classic pulp fun, the perfect distraction from everyday life, forget your worries and let Conan guide the way. Read Full Review

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