I’ve never been the biggest reader of fantasy. Although I’ll dabble from time to time I’m much rather to pick up a sci-fi novel than something dealing with witches, warlocks, barbarians, or elves. And it terms of comics I prefer my heroes clad in spandex rather than loincloths.
So even though I’m a fan of the first Conan film (let’s not talk about the second, okay?) I’ve haven’t spent much time reading Dark Horse Comics latest comic which wraps up with this final issue. Maybe I should have spent a little more time with the barbarian.
It’s far from great, but this issue is well told from the perspective of Conan’s companion Olivia as they journey through the jungle. Conan faces off against a “Great Ape” (and slices off its arm in true Skywalker fashion) before taking possession of a pirate ship and its crew. So.. the next comic is going to be Conan the Pirate? Now that I think about it, maybe I’ve given Conan just the right amount of attention. What can I say, I prefer my barbarians to have Mok sidekicks and fabulous Sun-Swords. Hit-and-Miss.
[Dark Horse $2.99]