In Review: Conan The Barbarian #11

Conan has travelled far and seen much in his legendary journeys, but nothing he has experienced thus far can prepare him for a quest to lands beyond
Barbarian
Synopsis: Conan The Barbarian has travelled far and seen much in his legendary journeys, but nothing he has experienced thus far can prepare him for a quest to lands beyond to answer dark riddles of the past.

Unexpected allies await, fierce enemies loom, and the strange power of the Black Stone stirs in The Age Unconquered.

The Story

Picking up from the last issue. Conan and Brune are preparing to explore some ancient ruins and caverns with King Kull who a Tiger’s Spirit has possessed. But before setting off the spirit Yag-Kosha who gives Conan a few riddles to solve. Conan still hasn’t figured out why he has found himself in a time and age that far exceeds his own. The only clue he has is the connection between Brune and the Pict Woman Brissa who we met in the first few issues of this comic.

After conversing with Yag-Kosha Conan rejoins Brune and Kull as they go deeper into the cave system in search of their prize. Along the way they meet some resistance, which brings more casualties to Kull’s expedition, but something far more evil awaits them.

 

The Artwork

 Roberto De la Torre and Diego Rodriguez continue to do some great work with the artwork for this book. I really loved the characterization of Yag-Kosha who is the alien who was exiled to Earth that Conan met in prior adventures. In this story, the spirit form of Yag is talking to Conan. I think my favorite grouping of panels in this issue is when Kull finds the Atlantean sword in the coffin of the mummified threat they are about to face.

 

Overall

I’m continuing to enjoy this book due in part to much of the mythology built into the series. I loved the introduction of Yag-Koshi in the previous issue and how much of a role he was given in this issue as a kind of advisor to Conan.

Overall a great issue with a shock twist that will keep fans on the edge of their seats ready for the next one.

9.6
Conan The Barbarian #11
  • Covers
    9.5
  • Story
    9.6
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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