Conan: Battle For The Serpent Crown #1

Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

CONAN wanders the desert, and as he reaches the city, no Stygian temple nor Vendyhan fortress greets him.  No, something far stranger: the lights of fabulous Las Vegas!  Conan is far from home, and it's time for him to tread the thrones of the Marvel Universe under his sandaled feet!
The City of Sin is just the beginning for Conan's solo jaunt by Eisner award-winner Saladin Ahmed (BLACK BOLT, MILES MORALES: SPIDER-MAN) and Luke Ross (STAR WARS: ALLEGIANCE, SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN), as the barbarian finds himself on a quest for a relic that predates even his more

  • 9.2
    GWW - Deron Generally Feb 5, 2020

    Luke Ross does some great work with the art in this issue. Everything is filled with vibrant details and Ross does a great job of building tension in the panels to the final reveals. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 4, 2020

    This is a book I couldn't believe Marvel Comics was publishing, but now I'm kicking myself for doubting them. Conan in a Las Vegas adventure works well thanks to the fish-out-of-water approach, but also the well-crafted characters that surround him. This is a good example of how dropping a character in an unfamiliar setting can make them come alive in new ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Joshua Campbell Feb 14, 2020

    Conan Battle for the Serpent Crown is off to a strong start and I look forward to seeing where they go from here. With a veteran writer at the helm and a strong premise for high adventure, I foresee a story full of colorful characters, both old and new, and scenes and locals that set the stage and make the story come to life. I can't wait for issue 2 to hit shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 4, 2020

    For Ahmeds first go around with the Hyborian Born Destroyer, this was a great start. Sure, there may have been a few characteristics of Conan, as well as the supporting cast, that needed to be ironed out. However, overall this is a great starting point for readers interested in Conan as well as his interaction with a variety of Marvel Heroes. Pick this issue up, definitely add this series to your pull list, and let me know what you think. My hope is more clarity will come as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Feb 5, 2020

    Ominous portrayals of iconic Marvel characters and locations teetering between Conan's realm and ours help blend the two settings together and create a cohesive world that invites you to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Feb 7, 2020

    It's not the biggest attention grabber for a first issue, but it works and sets up some very interesting stuff down the road. Read Full Review

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