Conan the Barbarian #24 Review

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Can the comic community deal with the fact that this series will end? Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

The penultimate issue in Brian Wood’s acclaimed “Queen of the Black Coast”!

The demonic residents of the river Zarkheba have exacted a devastating toll from Conan—but still they demand more. With nothing left to lose, Conan sets out to face an evil whose power is beyond any earthly reckoning!

Conan the Barbarian 24_CI’m not going to lie, there have been a lot of people that have touched this property. Even still it’s exceptionally hard to see a spectacular era come to a close, as we bare in mind that it earned a spot on your pull-list. But what should be in our thoughts is the fact that we got to travel this road, and we should look at these final issues as a celebration. So grab your sword and prepare for battle!

By Crom, Brian Wood has proven his mantle as he delivers a script that not only sees destiny fulfilled but also explains it. In this release we’re treated with a lot of violence, as the immediate reaction of our hero’s own loss is forfeit under the weight of an imminent threat. It’s a great piece, that only stumbles during a few select instances where the pacing felt rather sluggish. It’s through the bulk of the work however that we see this Cimmerian rise to what he will be, and trust me it’s not disappointing.

The art by Riccardo Burchielli fits the text. It’s not overly detailed, so it avoids the stigma of being too clunky. Instead we’re given a visual barrage that hits right to the core of who this Barbarian is to be. There’s a specific set of panels that lead up to a point where Conan does something that’s both brutal and epic, so trust me it’ll have eager fanboys and fangirls grinning from ear to ear.

Conan the Barbarian #24 is the second to last of this volume, and we can all rest assured that things are ending on a decisively strong note. Highly recommended.



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