Conan the Barbarian: King-Size Conan #1

Writer: Richard Thomas, Kurt Busiek, Chris Claremont, Kevin Eastman, Steven S. DeKnight Artist: Steve McNiven, Pete Woods, Roberto de la Torre, Kevin Eastman, Jesus Saiz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2020 Cover Price: $6.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
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BY CROM, YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A CELEBRATION LIKE THIS - MARKING 50 YEARS OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN IN COMICS!
Revelations, surprises and savage action prevail in the all-new KING-SIZE CONAN! In 1970, Roy Thomas brought CONAN THE BARBARIAN, a creation of author Robert E. Howard, to Marvel Comics. With art by the incomparable Barry Windsor-Smith, CONAN THE BARBARIAN #1 introduced the Hyborian Age to a whole new audience, paving the way for decades of comics and Conan's conquest of pop culture.  
Now get ready to celebrate 50 years of CONAN with an oversize special spanning the breadth of Conan's life and times by the most dazzling array of more

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 21, 2020

    King-Size Conan captures your imagination -- nay, it kidnaps it and doesn't let go for a single panel of this book. This is a rich blend of nearly every aspect of what makes Conan great by an even richer collection of great creators. If you've grown sour of seeing Conan fighting alongside Marvel heroes in the 616, give this book a look as it's a return to what makes the character so great. This is spectacular escapism highlighting the grandeur of fiction's greatest barbarian. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Dec 21, 2020

    Over the last year there have been a number of specials, be it Joker, Catwoman, Robin and Detective #1027, not forgetting the 80 Years of Marvel special. This has certainly been my favourite which surprises me as the last Conan book I bought was the Conan Wonder Woman book from DC/Dark Horse. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 23, 2020

    If you're never read a Conan comic before, this is a fine one to start with. If you're well familiar with the Cimmerian, you'll find this issue a worthy one. My only complaint is that a book called King-Size Conan should have at least one story from Conan's days as King of Aquilonia. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Geek'd Out - Howard Smith Dec 28, 2020

    That being said, I truly appreciated the amount of time and craftsmanship that went into creating King-Size Conan #1. It was a pleasure to sit down and read from cover to cover. If you or someone who you know want to explore the world of Conan, pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Dec 23, 2020

    Even if you are not currently a fan of Conan The Barbarian as a character, this issue may very well make you one. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Dec 22, 2020

    King-Size Conan is a celebration of Marvel's first issue with the Cimmerian. With notable creators showcasing the different sides of him and how they make up Conan, it's a must for diehard and newcomers alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 21, 2020

    Overall, the issue is rock solid" other than the art in Kevin Eastman's story. Eastman's art is certainly an acquired taste, to say the least. Nevertheless, this oversized issue is chalked full of Conan greatness making it a perfect gift this Holiday to any CONAN fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 29, 2020

    Conan is shown in different stages of his life through different creative teams. While not all the styles were too my liking, the story is well told and well assembled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Dec 23, 2020

    When all is said and done, King Size Conan #1delivers a strong collection of new stories about everyones favorite Cimmerian. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Dec 30, 2020

    It is nice to read Conan stories again, though the art is quite hit and miss, overall this is a decent primer for anyone new to Conan or getting back into his adventures from a long hiatus. Have a flick through to see if the are is to your liking, if it is then I'd say grab a copy" if it's not I'd say maybe wait for the next collection. Read Full Review

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