King Conan #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 22, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 9
8.2Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Jason Aaron and Mahmud Asrar return to the saga of CONAN in an all-new adventure that takes the story of the Cimmerian further than has ever been revealed in ANY media to date! As Robert E. Howard posited, when King Conan grows restless on the throne, he sails west, toward land and adventure unknown. Now see the first step of King Conan's fateful journey from Aquilonia, as an old and terrible danger threatens to end the saga of the Cimmerian once and for all!
Don't dare miss the first issue of the adventure of a lifetime!

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Dec 25, 2021

    Overall, King Conan #1 is an exciting debut, especially for fans of Conan. The story by Aaron is dense, and contains multitudes of well developed characterization. The art by the creative team is dripping with awesomeness. Altogether, a good old fashioned sword saga that has some high fantasy elements, with everyones favorite Barbarian. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 20, 2021

    KING CONAN #1 is an action-packed opener that almost any new reader could step right into with ease. Jason Aaron throws fans into the deep end cold providing little answers and powerful questions to be answered as the story unfolds. However, it's a storytelling technique he's used before with CONAN and it worked while empowering fans with all the eventual answers. So for now, CONAN fans should hang in there because past practice dictates that Aaron will gradually reveal some of the pressing details in good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Dec 20, 2021

    A great start to what I believe will be a very entertaining series. An edge-of-your-seat nail-biter, I guarantee that you'll be reading this issue a couple of times before the next one drops. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Dec 22, 2021

    'King Conan' #1 is equal turns brutal and entertaining as hell " and reminds the reader why Conan reigns supreme. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Dec 22, 2021

    I truly have no idea what's in store for the subsequent pages of King Conan, but this issue proved just gripping enough to keep me interested. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Dec 22, 2021

    A bloody and action filled-return, Aaron and Asrar's King Conan #1 is a great start to this follow up to their prior Conan work, and a solid addition to Conan tales as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Dec 23, 2021

    High adventure! Evil sorcerers! Vultures that get a punch in the face! What isn't to love? If you are a Conan fan, pick up King Conan #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    King Conan #1 starts as it means to go on. Opening with a savage and extended battle, it is clear that Conans path to victory will be difficult. Aaron writing this character is a stroke of genius, as the loud action hero fits his wheelhouse perfectly. But there is a story behind it, with depth and twists that show that it isnt just a monster hunter series. And with a superstar art team, it will look spectacular too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 24, 2021

    The only real flaw to King Conan #1 is that it is more likely to appeal to established Conan fans than newcomers. It is not inaccessible to new readers, thank Mitra, but the old guard will get far more out of this than anyone who just happens across this issue. That being said, this issue will prove a welcome treat for sword-and-sorcery fans everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Dec 21, 2021

    King Conan may be under the Marvel banner , but don't expect any crossovers like the "Serpent's Crown" or "Savage Avengers" (great as those stories are). Nah, this is straight high adventure Conan and for those who want to read something that can best be described as neo nostalgia, Aaron has your fix right here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Dec 22, 2021

    KING CONAN #1 is a stark, gritty and powerful take on the worlds greatest Cimmerian in the twilight of his years. The art is outstanding, the story setup is a pleasant mix of straight action and potential mystery, and the new threat revealed at the end of the issue makes for a powerful cliffhanger. That said, the repetitive narration in the early pages hurts the pacing, but the story smooths out in the latter half of the book. Read Full Review

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