Conan the Barbarian #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 3, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 7
8.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

+ Pull List

•  CONAN leaves the land for the life of a pirate!
•  How did he survive disaster during the most ominous voyage of his life on a ship surrounded by dead men?
•  And the CRIMSON WITCH's dark plans for KING CONAN become grimly clear!
•  PLUS: The fifth chapter in the ALL-NEW Conan novella "BLACK STARLIGHT," begun in issue #1 of CONAN THE BARBARIAN!
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  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 3, 2019

    If you've never given Conan the Barbarian a shot or understood the appeal, give this issue a try. And if you are already a fan, by Crom, you will love this issue! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Apr 4, 2019

    With creators this good, Conan could run for another 100 issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Adrian Care Apr 3, 2019

    By Crom is it good! For quality writing that gives you battlefields and internal explorations rendered by artists who relish working on something different do not go past this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Apr 3, 2019

    Conan the Barbarian #5 feels a bit like a greatest hits of Conan stories. Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar offer a tale with pirates, cursed idols, elder gods, monsters, and storms at sea; it's Conan at his most anguished and most joyous. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - John Jack Apr 12, 2019

    An okay Conan story with great art, maybe a new reader would find it less offensive. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ohhaimark Apr 4, 2019


    -Mahmud Asrar is still doing a good job. I've definitely warmed up to his art.

    -The action scenes this issue were great, even if they were short.

    -The tentacle-monsters were the best part of the issue.

    -This issue did have a great atmosphere, even if the execution wasn't as strong.

    -That last page was creepy, and I liked it.

    THE BAD:

    -This story didn't pull me in as much as the King Conan one or the execution one. Luckily these issues have different stories from Conan's life, so next issue will likely be better.

    -The narration was fine, but the lack of dialogue was frustrating.

    -Still not loving Conan as a character. I think that more

  • 9.5
    YourGreenMuse Apr 6, 2019

    I mean, what do you expect? It's another great issue.

  • 8.5
    Deadlybeavis Apr 5, 2019

    Cool issue. Wish they had a little cliffhanger or something for the Cthulhu-like monster thingy. Would like to see more of that.

  • 8.5
    JSuperbowl14 Apr 3, 2019

  • 8.5
    Phil B. Apr 7, 2019

  • 8.0
    KillianH Apr 3, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 8, 2019

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