Conan the Barbarian #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 27
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

CONAN finds himself beyond the Black River, surrounded by the warlike PICTS! But the tribesmen may be the least of his worries if he cannot fight his way through the demonic beasts slithering around the forest! The epic return of the mighty Conan continues...
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  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 18, 2019

    As a follow-up to the first issue, it's a disappointment, but as its own story, Conan The Barbarian #2 is a much stronger comic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Jan 22, 2019

    Without a doubt this is comic worthy of the old Conan Marvel comics by creators like Thomas and Buscema. 5 out of 5! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - John Jack Jan 16, 2019

    So far this series feels to be in the vein of previous Conan series with one off stories servicing an overarching narrative, you can pick this issue up having not read the prior and follow it just fine. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 16, 2019

    Mahmud Asrars art is astounding. There is both beauty and savagery in every page and Asrar finds the perfect balance between the two in the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 16, 2019

    Another great issue in what is becoming one of the best series out there. Fantastic storytelling and fantastic art and bonus prose combine for something that stands out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jan 17, 2019

    If you are not reading Conan the Barbarian you are missing out on a bloody good time. This continues to be an all-around fun comic book. Aaron continues to weave a fantastical Hyborian Age tale of Conan the Barbarian. It has all the battles, tales and travels you could want out of the series. The art team of Asrar and Wilson is top notch and brings a visual flair to the series. I have never been a big Conan the Barbarian fan, but I am now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 16, 2019

    Conan the Barbarian is true to form. If you were worried we wouldn't get done in one adventure stories, fear not, as this issue offers up a great one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Jan 16, 2019

    Conan #2 continues the strong showing for the worlds most famous barbarian and his showcase back under the Marvel Comics banner. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Jan 16, 2019

    The whole book is fairly reminiscent of Aaron's long-running take on Thor - primarily his young Thor stories. This is in no way a criticism - I am a huge fan of Aaron's Thor. The art is beautiful, the writing is great, and the (creative) future looks bright for the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 24, 2019

    Final Thoughts: Its another great Conan story from Jason Aaron and the art and colors continue to compliment the writing and the character perfectly. And it has Conan messing up some crazy giant snakes so what else do you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jan 16, 2019

    Mahmud Asrar continues to excel with his depiction of Conan's fantasy world, and he and Aaron seem to be settling into an episodic rhythm with the series that fans of Howard's short stories will likely appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 17, 2019

    It was immediately clear that Jason Aaron was born to write Conan the Barbarian after the debut issue, but Aaron has definitely avoided a sophomore slump with the second entry in the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jan 17, 2019

    "Conan The Barbarian" #2 lends the title hero a strong sense of characterization and vivid artwork. Read Full Review

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