Conan The Barbarian #1

Writer: Jim Zub Artist: Roberto de la Torre, Jos? Villarrubia Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: August 2, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
9.0Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Years after the battle of Venarium, a weary CONAN returns to his homeland to seek rest and solitude. However, a mysterious scout rides in to warn the Cimmerians of an imminent threat on the march from the Pictish wilderness. Will CONAN and his new ally be able to hold off this new horde of invaders?

  • 10
    COMICON - Anton Kromoff Jul 28, 2023

    The first issue of Titan Comics Conan The Barbarian gave me everything I wanted from a Conan story. The art is primal and energetic in a way that takes you along for the adventure. The story is brilliantly balanced between narration and dialog making it feel like the classic Conan stories I love. And the plot of this first issue takes you through some of the best things about the Hyperborean age firmly anchoring this book in my must-read category if you are a fan of Sword and Sorcery.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Super Hero Hype - Matt Morrison Jul 19, 2023

    Those who have never read a Conan comic could not ask for a better introduction to the first son of sword-and-sorcery than Conan the Barbarian #1, and those who are already fans of Conan will find this first chapter to be everything they could have hoped for. As the barbarian himself might say, "By Crom, this is an fine tale! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Dave Jones Aug 2, 2023

    Hard hitting, intense story that will have you gripped to each page. Brutal and dramatic artwork hits the mark, if this issue is anything to go by we are in for a treat for the rest of this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Aug 2, 2023

    Caught at a crossroads, the Cimmerian freebooter partners with an unlikely ally against an apocalyptic army in Conan The Barbarian #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 6, 2023

    Jim Zub delivers a story that has an element of mystery to it. As we are left wondering who or what is behind this unstoppable army of soldiers who are single-mindedly taking out entire communities. I look forward to finding out who or what is behind this army in over the course of the next couple of issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 4, 2023

    De La Torre brilliantly captures the visual tone and style that makes Conans adventures so compelling and thrilling to readers. I love the art style and every page has wonderful details that draw the eye. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 2, 2023

    I had high expectations going into Conan the Barbarian #1. Somehow it met all of them and then some. This is a hell of a debut and new chapter for the classic character that will hopefully launch adventures of this quality for many years to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Aug 4, 2023

    A callback to classic "Conan" that fans of the franchise's sword and sorcery roots will love. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 1, 2023

    An all-star creative team and balls-to-the-wall execution make this take on Conan's legend a winner. Longtime fans will be pleased with the start to this new era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Charlie Ridgely Jul 26, 2023

    Titan's debut issue of Conan the Barbarian may not be the very best we've seen from Conan over the years, but it's much closer to the character's best than his worst. It's a strong, if uneven first issue that plants the seeds for some exciting adventures ahead. Read Full Review

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