Age of Conan: Belit #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Kate Niemczyk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 10
6.5Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

BÊLIT. The name alone conjures fear up and down the coasts of the Hyborian Age. And the sight of her ship, the Tigress, is an omen of despair for any town in the pirate queen's path!
The AGE OF CONAN kicks off with one of Conan's most formidable - and memorable - female compatriots, in an all-new story revealing how she became the undisputed QUEEN OF THE BLACK COAST!  
The teenage Bêlit, obsessed with the sea - as well as the monsters and treasures she thinks are summoning her there - stows away on the ship of the dread Admiral ATRAHASIS into a deadly adventure even more

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 13, 2019

    The most vibrant and kinetic book of the new Conan the Barbarian line, Belit, Queen of the Black Coast #1 does a great job creating high stakes that feel serious while also building a tone perfect for pirate adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 15, 2019

    Age of Conan: Belit #1 sheds some insight on the dark, yet adventurous early days of the woman who would become the Queen of the Black Coast. Tini Howard, Kate Niemczyk, and Jason Keith work in tandem to construct a character arc for Belit as well as a fast moving, swashbuckling plot that isn't bogged down in thees, thous, and world building. Belit is fierce as hell, and I can't wait to learn more about her journey to become one of the deadliest fictional pirates in this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Mar 15, 2019

    Age of Conan: Belit, Queen of the Black Coast #1 packs in too much narrative and not enough unique visual style to dazzle, but Blits origins deserve a bit of readerly patience to see whats to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Mar 13, 2019

    The greatest singular description of this title is "Potential." No comic is flawless, and Age of Conan: Belit #1 doesn't re-invent the wheel, but a keen eye can see the (wait for it...) potential. While it may not be an easy read for everyone that aforementioned spark remains. A fire might be building, and it could be Belit. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 13, 2019

    Ultimately, I'm not sure who the intended audience for Age of Conan: Belit is. The reputation of the character will scare off feminist fantasy enthusiasts. The cover will likely drive away the YA audience. And Conan purists will turn their nose up at the attempt to appeal to another audience. It isn't bad for what it is and it is well-presented, but I'm hard pressed to think who, apart from existing Conan fans, might be a good fit for this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Mar 13, 2019

    Age Of Conan: Blit #1 is a surprisingly beautiful depiction of Blit's fractured mind. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Rollin Bishop Mar 13, 2019

    Belit #1 moves at too brisk a pace to set any real stakes, and even those stakes it does set are quickly washed away in order to drive the story forward to... who could say. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AJ Young Apr 25, 2019

    "I'm gonna be Queen of the Pirates!" - (Probably) Belit

    This comic book is all about the Queen of the Black Coast herself, Belit. Well, her younger years anyway. The first issue delves into the Belit's backstory and does a decent job of establishing how the events of her tumultuous teenage years shaped her worldview and her character. Belit is still as self-assured and obsessively determined as she was in Howard's original story, but as she is only an adolescent these traits manifest as the ramblings and rants of someone in way over their head. It is funny to see a Belit as a blustering teen who often doesn't get taken very seriously, but it is equally cool to see her command the respect and awe of veteran sailors. By the end of more

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Apr 11, 2019

    As a character, Belit is actually more interesting than Conan.

  • 6.0
    Psycamorean Mar 14, 2019

    This was okay. This could be become something better but in order for that to happen, the world needs to be better defined. So much happens in this issue but we're not given enough time or information to really care about any of it.

  • 5.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 5, 2019

    Nothing special. Kinda rushed, kinda bland.

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 Mar 2, 2020

  • 7.5
    Briton Apr 3, 2019

  • 6.0
    StanielK May 11, 2019

  • 6.0
    Phil B. Mar 14, 2019

  • 4.0
    tonpas1989 Jun 5, 2020

  • 3.0
    SeaBreeze Dec 1, 2019

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