King Conan: Wolves Beyond The Border #2

Writer: Timothy Truman Artist: Tomas Giorello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

In this expansion on Robert E. Howard’s unfinished “Wolves beyond the Border” tale, Conan leaves the protection of his kingdom in Aquilonia to return a cursed crown to Pictish tribes in the south. Hoping for a bit of adventure to clear his head, the undercover barbarian king is overwhelmed and captured!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 27, 2016

    The tale so far packs all the excitement and spectacle you'd expect from the title, and is certainly worthy of the 'high adventure' tag. If the same high standard continues into the final two issues, the series will surely be remembered as a fitting addition to Robert E. Howard's existing lore. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 1, 2016

    More than any other version in recent history, this is Conan. Accept no substitutes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5 - Harrison Rawdin Jan 27, 2016

    King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border #2 is an entry that movesforward while giving a lot of quality material to its fans, asDark Horse continues to be a winning home for this favored Barbarian. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Jan 26, 2016

    King Conan: The Wolves Beyond the Border#2 is a resurrection of the rule bending (What realism?), genre crafting Robert E. Howard pulps, but with a modern sense of humor and quicker pacing. Who needs paragraphs of description about a creepy shaman and her crow, or a smelly swamp when you've got a well-placed "Mitra's balls" joke from writer Timothy Truman or a background of mists and weeping willows from artist Tomas Giorello with a verdant palette from Jose Villarrubia?King Conan#2 is yet another argument for why fantasy stories might be told best in a visual medium like comics, film, or video games than novels or short stories and shows Conan at a breaking point on what could be his final adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Jan 27, 2016

    King Conan continues to be an exhilarating read, and remains to me one of Dark Horse's best books. As far as pure escapism goes Conan comics always fill that need. With Truman and Giorello at the helm, you can be assured that blood will be spilled, adventure will be close at hand, and Conan will always be King! Read Full Review

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