Conan the Barbarian #13

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 19, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
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Conan has faced many foes since leaving Cimmeria, but the greatest challenge lies ahead!  A perfect jumping-on point for new readers as Conan finds himself in a city in the mystical Uttara Kuru, further on the eastern border than the young barbarian has ever traveled.  And with the new city comes new dangers!  Unfamiliar with the language, Conan inadvertently agrees to be the latest entrant to the Great Crucible.  The people of the city support their foreign champion...but what deadly traps does the Crucible hold, and what will Conan sacrifice to overcome his ordeal?
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  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 20, 2020

    All in all, this is a fantastic first issue for the new creative team. Zub perfectly captures the adventurous spirit of the original Robert E. Howard stories and, with Antonio's art, waves together a book that feels like you're watching an old-school Dungeons and Dragons dungeon crawl play out. That might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it made me want to pick up some dice and roll up a new barbarian character. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 19, 2020

    Roge Antonio delivers some beautiful art in this issue. Not only does he capture Conan perfectly, but the action and brutality are engaging. A perfect complement to the story and both meld together brilliantly. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Joshua Campbell Mar 3, 2020

    If you like colorful backdrops, well written stories, and exciting scenes then this is the Conan tale for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 20, 2020

    Armed with a keen drive and high adventure fun, Conan the Barbarian #13 keeps the main Conan title on strong legs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 18, 2020

    I enjoyed this first issue immensely. Cut down the middle, it sets up the story with some good fighting and then breaks for some dark mysteries and adventurer traps. Sets up yet another Marvel Conan adventure worth exploring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson" Feb 19, 2020

    This is definitely the start of something interesting for Conan as a title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Feb 19, 2020

    The cliffhanger ending and new setting result in an attack on Conan's mind and soul, more than his body. This mindful approach to a physical character creates a story arc that transcends expectations, engages new readers, and builds on the character's long history. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 18, 2020

    Overall, this first issue was an entertainingly quick read that will get new readers to the heart of the story fast. Its filled with action but not the type of action experienced fans would be looking for in a Conan comic. There isnt a ton of violent, jaw-dropping melee that weve come to experience from the prior creative team but new readers will be engaged enough to come back for round two, especially with the cliffhanger. Read Full Review

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